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Beethoven monuments

Beethoven-monument on the Münsterplatz

The monument from the 19th century is one of the city's landmarks and features in many tourists' photos. It is classed as a listed monument under protection. The monument was designed by Ernst Hähnel and made by Jacob Daniel Burgschmiet. The unveiling ceremony took place on 12 August 1845 on Beethoven's 75th birthday. The well-known guests at this celebration included Queen Victoria of England with her consort Prince Albert as well as Friedrich Wilhelm IV., King of Prussia and the ruler of the Rhine province at that time.


Beethoven-monument in Rheinaue

The monument is a seated sculpture made of granite by the sculptor Peter Christian Breuer and is a protected monument. It was originally a conceptual design for a large Beethoven monument in Berlin, but was erected in Bonn by the Old Customs House in 1938. After it was removed again in 1949, it was only placed in the Rheinaue recreational park in 1977, where it stands a little way to the side of the path very close to the Park restaurant.


Künstler: Klaus Kammerichs

Beethoven-monument in front of Beethovenhalle

The concrete sculpture BEETHON by the artist Professor Klaus Kammerichs has become one of Bonn's landmarks. It has been in front of the Beethovenhalle since 1986. BEETHON was created by Professor Kammerichs as his contribution to the Mythos Beethoven exhibition for the 1986 Beethoven Festival.


Beethoven-monument in the Stadtgarten

The new Beethoven statue by the painter and sculptor Markus Lüpertz was erected as recently as March 2014. The bronze sculpture is 2.70 metres high and is described by the artist himself as a homage to Beethoven.