On tour with Beethoven. Why “Lonely Planet” ranks Bonn as a top destination in 2020.

On tour with Beethoven. Why “Lonely Planet” ranks Bonn as a top destination in 2020.

It was quite a surprise: Of all things, the hip “Lonely Planet” travel guide ranks Bonn in 5th place on its top 10 cities list of the world’s best destinations to visit in 2020. But we fully understand that because we also contributed to Bonn soon being in the spotlight: With a VR experience for the German National Tourist Board.


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Experience inspiration. The master turns 250.

“Lonely Planet” has decided: Bonn is among the most attractive travel destinations in 2020, alongside metropolises like Washington and Cairo. The Australian publisher’s experts give the probably most famous son of the city as the main reason: „For Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Bonn returns to the spotlight.“

We could not agree more because together with the German National Tourist Board we have developed a virtual reality experience which reflects exactly that: The fascination which this great character exudes – and the influence that his home region had on him and his musical creation. Visitors can now experience both phenomena virtually and then appreciate them even more in the real world.

A journey through time and space. Virtual and interactive.

The virtual journey starts inside the Beethoven House. Here, users can take a seat at a real piano and play along to the music. Thereupon, the master himself appears for a duet – a true highlight for every Beethoven fan!

At work: Volumetric recordings with the Beethoven actor.

For a realistic portrayal of the composer, we engaged an actor especially for this purpose. In the studio, we recorded him using the volumetric method and subsequently used the resulting data for the virtual animation.

Also animated in 3D is the breathtaking flight over the Siebengebirge range. Here, the beauty of the nature surrounding the former German capital comes into its own. The flight ends with fireworks in the Konzerthaus Berlin – and the user is once again right in the middle of things.

Clear advantage: The virtual flight can also be distributed as 360° video on social media channels.

You would like to learn more? Gladly!
I look forward to hearing from you.

Thomas Bedenk
Thomas Bedenk
Director Immersive Media
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+49 177 81 61 71 9
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