Citation: Ho, Patty. Bonn, Germany. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
RQ: Why is the fact that Bonn is Ludwig Van Beethoven's birthplace necessary to distinguish it from other German cities?
Thesis: The fact that Bonn is Ludwig Van Beethoven's birthplace necessary to distinguish it from other German cities because it represents the musical and historical aspect of the city, which is unique from any other.
Ludwig Van Beethoven / Citation: Music2020. Ludwig Van Beethoven. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
Birth: Not much is known about Ludwig van Beethoven, but historians believe that he was born sometime around December, 1770. The house that he was born at is now called the Beethoven-Haus, and has been converted into a museum. His christening-cap, desk, viola, and final fortepiano are all featured there.
Beethovenfest: Beethoven fest is an annual festival that Bonn holds in honor of Ludwig van Beethoven, and occurs between the end of August and the beginning of September. This tradition started in 1845 when a three day long festival honoring the Beethoven monument took place on the Munsterplatz on his 75th birthday. Important figures such as King Fredrick William IV of Prussia and Queen Victoria of Great Britain attended this festival too. Today, approximately 2,000 artists visit the Beethovenfest every year, and more than 100 journalists on a regional, national, and international level comment on it. Lastly, concerts take place in 25 places throughout Bonn, however they are usually held in the Beethoven-Haus and Beethovenhalle.
In Conclusion: Bonn is known for being a city of great musical talent and history. This is all thanks to Ludwig Van Beethoven, a 19th century composer who has a great influence over all things from architecture, to music itself.