After a spruce-up costing 3.8 million euros, the house where Beethoven was born is now reopened to visitors.
The Bonn concerthall, on the other hand, was due to be replaced a decade ago. When the new hall was vetoed, the wretched 1959 structure was scheduled for an expensive overhaul.
Now that plan, too, has been kicked down the road.
No decision will be made before 2024.
I’m starting to see why Beethoven got the hell out of Bonn.