Bonn is also known as the “City of Beethoven”, thanks to its most famous son, the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born here. The house where he was born, the Beethoven-Haus, has since been turned into a museum that is home to the largest Beethoven collection in the world. The Beethovenfest, which takes place every year in September, has also earned an international reputation. In addition to the music festival, the museums also make Bonn popular amongst cultural tourists. The “Weg der Demokratie” (Path of Democracy) passes by contemporary historical sites in Bonn’s former government district.
Especially in summer, the nearby Rhine invites you to take a walk and the hiking trails in the region lead through the Siebengebirge, past Schloss Drachenburg and up to the famous Drachenfels, or through the isolated natural landscapes with their monasteries and idyllic villages that enchant with their historical charm.