Bonn CREDIT Francesco Carovillano

Lonely Planet publishes Top 10 Cities for 2020

Lonely Planet, a highly respected global travel guide publisher, has distributed its list of the top 10 Cities worth a visit in 2020. Bonn in Germany, which gears up for a major celebration of its famous citizen Ludwig van Beethoven, was one of the few selected worldwide.

Once the capital of West Germany, Bonn slipped off the radar when Berlin re-seized the reins in 1990, but the town is back in the spotlight for 2020, as the city marks Beethoven’s 250th birthday. With Bonn being the home of Germany’s most celebrated composer, you can experience a year-round line-up of concerts drawing world-famous orchestras, soloists and conductors. Theater Bonn is staging Fidelio, the composer’s only opera. Beyond this, there will be installations and competitions tuning into Beethoven’s musical genius, picnic performances and ‘home concerts’ where local musicians fling open their doors to the public.

Along with a string of top-rated museums, lovely riverside setting, and the nostalgic feel of the old government quarter, Lonely Planet solidifies Bonn as being the next must-visit city for travellers in 2020.

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About the GNTB

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The GNTB develops and communicates strategies and products to promote Germany’s positive image abroad as a tourist destination and to encourage tourists to visit the country. It has 32 agencies around the world to support its activities. More information can be found in our online press centre at


Source = German National Tourist Board

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