Our Visit to Beethoven´s Birth House in Bonn, Germany! January 22 2016
Just days ago, we had the chance to visit Beethovenhaus, the place where Beethoven was born in December 1770 and lived for the first 4 years of his life. Located in Bonn, Germany, this was the musical genius first home, then the Beethoven family moved to different houses in Bonn in the coming years.
Currently a very nice museum, library, and mini-concert hall, the Beethovenhaus is open to any visitor and provides a very touching experience, in close contact with Beethoven, his life and his music. Instruments used by him, including pianos and violins, his personal desk, some of the devices he employed to improve his hearing, personal objects, his death mask, and a mask that was created in his lifetime, portraits of him, family and friends, and more. The museum also hosts the largest collection in the world of music manuscripts and documents from the great composer, a small shop, concert hall, and even a small theater where we enjoyed a 20-minute video performance of "Fidelio" excerpts, presented with interactive 3D images. Overall, a highly recommended visit to anyone visiting the old, yet very beautiful city of Bonn. Much of their content can be found online on their site.