The Beethoven Museum is a place where you can learn more about the life and work of the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who lived in Vienna for most of his career. The museum is located in the house where Beethoven stayed in 1802, in the district of Heiligenstadt. Here, he wrote some of his most important works, such as the «Tempest» Sonata and the «Prometheus» Variations, and also composed his famous «Heiligenstadt Testament», a letter to his brothers where he expressed his despair over his deafness.
The Beethoven Museum Heiligenstadt has 265 square meters of exhibition space, divided into 14 rooms. You can see original manuscripts, instruments, portraits, personal belongings and interactive displays that illustrate Beethoven’s musical genius and his connection to Vienna. The museum also offers guided tours, workshops, concerts and special events throughout the year.
The Beethoven Museum Heiligenstadt is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. The admission fee is 8 euros for adults, 6 euros for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more, and free for children under 19 years old. You can also buy a combination ticket for 20 euros that gives you access to six other music-related museums in Vienna. The museum is accessible for people with disabilities.
To get to the Beethoven Museum Heiligenstadt, you can take the bus line 38A from Heiligenstadt station or Spittelau station and get off at Armbrustergasse. You can also take the tram line D from Schottentor or Nussdorf and get off at Beethovengang. The museum is a short walk from there.
Some tips for visiting the Beethoven Museum Heiligenstadt are:
- Book your tickets online in advance to avoid queues and get discounts.
- Check the museum’s website for the current program of events and activities.
- Respect the rules of the museum, such as not touching the exhibits, not taking photos or videos without permission, and not making noise or disturbing other visitors.
- Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Heiligenstadt, where you can see other places related to Beethoven’s life, such as the Heiligenstädter Park, the Heiligenstädter Kirche and the Pasqualatihaus.