Revolutionary. Visionary. Cosmopolitan. Not to mention one of the most frequently played classical composers: Ludwig van Beethoven was an extremely talented artist. To this day, his music still unites people all over the world. #DiscoverBeethoven is all about German destinations, scenery and visions that influenced the grand master. Take a stroll in Beethoven's footsteps. Let yourself be inspired by milestones in history, personal stories, outstanding events, innovative sound sensations and unexpected perspectives.
Bonn may be the German city best known for its links with Beethoven, but the whole country is celebrating the man and his music in 2020 and 2021. Follow in the footsteps of the king of classical music and see the world through his eyes. The six episodes in our podcast series will take you on a journey to the place he was born, recreate his adventures across Germany and introduce no end of monuments and museums that honour Beethoven to this day.
You are going to love this audio tour of Beethoven's haunts across Germany. Press play and prepare to be wowed by all the musical magic Germany has to offer!
Many one-off events will be held nationwide to mark the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Discover Beethoven's life and work at exhibitions, concerts, festivals, dance performances, plays, talks and more:
Lonely Planet, the world’s largest publisher of independent travel and language guides, has named Bonn in 5th place of their Top Ten Cities and “Best in Travel 2020”.
Enjoy the anniversary year in Beethoven’s birthplace!