Conferences & Locations

Bonn Region


Where the great composer saw the light of day


Ludwig van Beethoven is the most famous son of the City, which still feels closely associated with the world-famous composer today. His birthplace has been one of Bonn's landmarks for a long time, every year approximately 100,000 visitors come to the house that has been turned into a museum in Bonngasse 20. Ludwig van Beethoven was born there in December 1770. The house is the only preserved residence of the Beethoven family and is largely in its original condition.



Life and works of Beethoven

The Beethoven-Haus is also a Beethoven-Museum and houses the world's largest Beethoven collection. More than 150 original documents and exhibits portray the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven. In the historic adjacent Haus Im Mohren the digital Beethoven-Haus offers an innovative, interactive experience to visitors. It is possible to navigate through all the documents using multimedia in the studio for digital collections. The stage for music visualisation converts the house's historic arched cellar into an overall work of art composed of music and the virtual world. 



The Chamber music room has developed into an important venue for various events (concerts, conferences, special celebrations) since it was opened in 1989. The diverse programme appeals to many music lovers.

Bonngasse 18-26
53111 Bonn
Tel.: +49 228 98175-25
Opening hours:
April to 31 October
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
1 November to 31 March
Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sundays/ public holidays 11 am - 5 pm
Last admission: 25 minutes before closing time
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