Beethoven’s house reopens

Beethoven’s house reopens


norman lebrecht

May 20, 2020

The German authorities have decided he is immune to Covid-19.

The Beethoven Haus in Bonn will be open for weekends, from this Friday.

Family groups are welcomed.


  • Mr. Knowitall says:

    As is true for every museum and shop in Germany, or at least those that choose to obey the provisional all clear.

  • John Borstlap says:

    However, page 16 of sketchbook XIV reveals a scribbling about a persistent caugh after his nephew took a friend home.

  • Gustavo says:

    Most people have become immune against the BTHVN-20 disease.

    The party is over.

    Prepare for 100 years of Malcom Arnold and Astor Piazzolla in 2021!

    • John Borstlap says:

      However, it seems that this immunity is only temporary, after ca. 7,5 years resistance withers and dependency begins to take hold again of the victim. There are even cases where the immune system has totally failed to offer any resistance against BTHVN-20 and the patient is discovered listening to the symphonies, concertos, string quartets etc. as if for the first time. A large part of the medical community has given-up hope for such people, who often also have been outcast by family and friends.

    • Louise van Hoven says:

      The Beethoven party is not over. Its my pleasure to tell that The Beethoven Year has been prolonged till september 2021.

  • Brian says:

    The Beethoven house can get very crowded i know from having been there.
    I myself would not go until things improve.

    • Louise van Hoven says:

      In december 2019 the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn has been renewed and has also opend a new information departement and shop on the other side of the Bonngasse.