A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
012: Beethoven Square
Bonn is Beethoven, Beethoven is Bonn. Many sites in Germany’s former capital honour the world famous composer. You can visit his house of birth, you can find various statues throughout the city. One of the best known is the statue that is located in front of the Old Post building. The statue – designed by Ernst Julius Hähnel and sculpted by Jacob Daniel Burgschmiet -was inaugurated in 1845 to commemorate the fact that Beethoven was born 75 years before. The Old Post (in function between 1877 and 1908) was built between 1751 and 1753, and called Fürstenberg Palais.
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