Attractive destination with art and culture
For the eighth year in succession, overnight tourism reached a new record level. The City of Bonn registered 1.6 million overnight stays in 2017, underscoring Bonn's powerful magnetism as a travel destination. The city is known and loved particularly for its beautiful setting on the Rhine and its rich cultural offerings.
The outstanding diversity of the city's museum landscape is one example. The five institutions of the Museum Mile alone noted a total of around 1.4 million visitors in 2017. The house where the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born, "Beethoven-Haus Bonn" with its chamber music hall, as well as the annual Beethoven Festival and the Beethoven Orchestra are attractions for music lovers all over the world. Another magnet is Theater Bonn (presenting operas, plays and guest dance performances), which entertained audiences totalling around 195,500 in the 2017/2018 season. There is also a vibrant free arts scene, with well-known names ranging from the "Haus der Springmaus“ and the "Pantheon-Theater" to the "Brotfabrik", "Musiknetzwerk" and "Junges Theater Bonn". The "Haus der Kultur" is another important pillar of the arts in Bonn. With around 20 associations and institutes, it accommodates more non-governmental cultural networks under one roof than anywhere else in the country. Among them are the German Music Council and the national cultural development organisation Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V..