Beethoven is one of Germany’s most popular and beloved composers of the 19th century. To properly honor the greatness of this composer, a majestic festival is held annually in tribute. The music festival honoring composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven takes place in Bonn, Germany. As German festivals go, the International Beethoven Festival ranks extremely highly amongst music lovers much in the way that the Beer Festival is most regarded by beer lovers.
The event kicks-off from the middle of September to the middle of October every three years see the town of Bonn come alive with the sounds of celebrated music. The festival has become so very popular and important to the cultural landscape of Bonn that it is a main feature of the tour guide package deals available to traveler from around the world. Tourist travel from all over the world to witness the performances of as many as 30 performances comprised of chamber and choral concerts, recitals and orchestral pieces.
Most all the performances featured the composed music of Beethoven. In some performances a different featured composer may be heard. The Beethoven Hall and Beethoven House are the main venues where these prestigious performances take place. Soloists and young musicians gathered under one roof before a packed house of music aficionados. For true music lovers this is the only way to experience such a celebratory occasion. The festival is not merely a favorite of music lovers but also for those who are lovers of culture as well.
The cultural relevance of this esteemed composer throughout Germany and the world makes attending such a festival quite an unforgettable moment. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in December 1770. Much of his life took place in the city that so embraces his talent so many centuries later. Taking in the sights of Bonn in between attending the stunning musical performances of the International Beethoven Festival will make your visit to Bonn, magically complete. Castles, palaces and historical old buildings are just waiting for you to gaze upon them as so many before have done.
The setting of the festival is considered somewhat romantic so the festivities can be the perfect romantic occasion to share with that someone special. Just in time for the changing of seasons and autumn leaves, the festivals of Germany make for the most gregarious holiday events of this time of the year. As summer winds down and autumn gets on the way, why not plan a weekend break or holiday vacation to Bonn especially if the holiday getaway can coincide with the International Beethoven Festival for fun and fantastic music.