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.

View into the small garden of the Beethoven House 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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Hik­ing, cyc­ling & well­ness

Dis­cov­er­ies in the re­gion Bonn & Rhein-Sieg

Burg Blankenberg, © RadRegionRheinland

Siegtal cycle route

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Rheinsteig hiking trail, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Rhein­steig hik­ing trail

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Am Niederrhein bieten sich Promenaden zu gemütlichen Radtouren an, © Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

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River Sieg Nature Trail, © RadRegionRheinland e.V.

River Sieg Nature Trail

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Cul­ture, shop­ping & events

Dis­cov­er­ies in the re­gion Bonn & Rhein-Sieg

Heilige Stiege auf dem Kreuzberg in Bonn, © Michael Sondermann

Holy steps

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Renowned music groups such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra have already played at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, © Marco Borggreve

Beeth­oven­fest in Bonn

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The Pützchens Markt in Bonn offers around 500 different rides and booths, © Tourismus & Congress GmbH Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler

Pützchens Markt in Bonn

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Besuch im Hof, © ourismus & Congress GmbH Region Bonn  Rhein-Seig  Ahrweiler

Beeth­oven-Haus in Bonn

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Thanks to fireworks and festively illuminated ships, the Rhine is on fire, © Tourismus & Congress GmbH Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler

Rhine in Flames between Bonn and Linz

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Schloss Drachenburg liegt idyllisch am Drachenfels. Die Rheinromantik ist hier spürbar, © Johannes Höhn

Schloss Drachen­burg in König­swinter

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Die Ausstellungen Haus der Geschichte bieten Vergangenheit zum Anfassen, © Stiftung Haus der Geschichte, Axel Thünker

Haus der Geschichte in Bonn

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