Bonn city, © Michael Sondermann, Bundesstadt Bonn

Bonn and Rhein-Sieg Re­gion

Between Beeth­oven, the Rhine and Drachen­fels

Enjoy some culture, stroll along the Rhine, climb the romantic Siebengebirge or forget about time in the historical villages. All of this is possible in the Rhein-Sieg region. Even if Bonn is no longer the capital of Germany, it still has much to offer visitors: culture and international flair, the historical old town and Rhine romance – not to mention the beautiful surroundings.

Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

City of Beeth­oven

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.

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