The house where Ludwig van Beethoven was born has become a symbol of Bonn. Many of the city´s musical events are dedicated to its most gifted son, and music fans from all over the world every year come to Bonn´s Beethoven festival.
Beethoven Year 2020
In 2020, Germany and the whole world will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with an entire festival year. In a unique cooperative venture, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State North Rhine-Westphalia, the Rhine-Sieg-District and the City of Bonn have joined forces to set up the Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft mbH (Beethoven Anniversary Society) in order to coordinate this important jubilee and to publicise it beneath the umbrella brand BTHVN2020.