Beethoven House

Bonn, Germany

The Beethoven House in Bonn is a memorial site, museum and cultural institution serving various purposes. Founded in 1889 by the Beethoven-Haus association, it studies the life and work of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

The centrepiece of the Beethoven-Haus is Beethoven's birthplace at Bonngasse 20. This building houses the museum. The neighbouring buildings (Bonngasse 18 and 24 to 26) accommodate a research centre (Beethoven archive) comprising a collection, a library and publishing house, and a chamber music hall. Here, music lovers and experts from all over the world can meet and share their ideas. The Beethoven-Haus is financed by the Beethoven-Haus association and by means of public funds.



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Founded: 1889
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)


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Wraye Wenigmann (9 days ago)
I've been several times with family and friends. It was never too crowded. They do recorded tours in various languages including (you have to rent a phone) and they do tours in English. Don't forget how tiny the house is, but it's very interesting. It's even better now that the shop has moved into a new place across the road. The best option is to combine this with the BTVN tour and city tour. This fills up an interesting afternoon.
Saptarshi Mukherjee (13 days ago)
Beautiful and quaint little place which will take you back in time ...
Where is Andi (3 months ago)
You must have a negative covid test within 24 hours to enter but it is open! And you can get a covid test right down the street. They also have a map of places around the city for you to see (about a 15 minute walk with stops).
RevelationReviews (7 months ago)
Basically a museum about the man himself and his life when he lived in Bonn. The location is the very place he was born and lived in during the early days of his life. The museum features the largest collection of items relating to and used by Beethoven in the world. If you are a Beethoven fan it is a must visit.
SALMAN DELIWALA (9 months ago)
One of the iconic place in Bonn. This place is really good for those who are Beethoven fan or are musician. This place is all about Ludwig Beethoven's life. Inside the house there are paintings right on the ground floor many iconic original paintings. There is his book in which he created manuscript for his masterpiece music. Music instruments violin and piano. Letters, certificates and sculptures. Many manuscript of his music are displayed. One room is available where you can here his iconic music through headphones and very comfortable seating arrangement is provided thereby. Total of 3 floors in house. There is one garden and on the right there are 2 rooms one is music room and other is treasury. In treasury you will find some more Music manuscripts and a monitor which displays some detailed information on it. Taking pictures inside the house is prohibited. The ticket can be purchased right opposite to the house where a locker is available for storing your personal belongings. The shop contains many interesting things to sell.
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