The Beethoven Haus in Bonn
Any visitor to Bonn will soon learn about the city’s favorite son, Mr. Beethoven himself. Whether you visit the Beethoven Haus, or attend the International Beethovenfest, or check out one of the many theaters where he once performed, Ludwig is inescapable.
The Beethoven-Haus serves a national and international purpose: It helps to conserve Beethoven's bequest and work for future generations.
The Beethoven-Haus significantly contributes to the identity of the city of Bonn, known as Beethoven city.
Since its foundation in 1889 the Beethoven-Haus has become a unique place, uniting under its roof a historic memorial site (Beethoven's birthplace), collection site, research centre and concert hall. Thanks to the exclusive combination of collecting and preserving, researching and exploring, presenting, publishing and communicating, the Beethoven-Haus offers its visitors the opportunity to experience music and culture at first hand.
The relevance of the Beethoven-Haus is based on the ongoing popularity of Ludwig van Beethoven and his music, on the special atmosphere at his birthplace and on the exclusive collection of sources and long-time research and documentation efforts. From its beginning, the Beethoven-Haus has been strongly supported by citizens and artists alike.