In the Altstadt’s other main square, the triangular Markt , the baroque Altes Rathaus (old town hall) absolutely glistens with silver...
A good place to start exploring Bonn’s historic centre is on Münsterplatz, where the landmark Münster Basilica was built on the graves...
This chamber music hall is part of the Beethoven House complex.
This traditional restaurant-pub is festooned with eye-catching blue tiles and is one of the most storied inns in town. The menu is...
Lonely Planet review
The famous composer first saw the light of day in 1770 in the rather plain Beethoven Haus. It’s now the repository of a pretty static array of letters, musical scores, instruments and paintings. The highlights – his last grand piano, the huge ear trumpets he used to combat his growing deafness and a famous portrait – are all on the 2nd floor.
Tickets are also good for the Digitales Beethoven-Haus next door, where you can experience the composer’s genius during a spacey, interactive 3-D multimedia show or deepen your knowledge in the digital archive. You can contemplate his life in a near-hidden garden out back, and stroke your inner-Schroeder (of Peanuts fame) in the Beethoven-bust-filled gift shop.