Beethovenhaus Baden

Rathausgasse 10

Ludwig van Beethoven regularly took the waters in Baden. The city, which was the summer retreat of Emperor Franz and his family, was a place where the high nobility and bourgeoisie cavorted, among them the patrons of the great composer.  Beethoven stayed in the house at 10 Rathausgasse in the summers of 1821, 1822 and 1823. During which time he wrote substantial parts of the 9th Symphony.

In Beethoven's time it was a coppersmith’s house. Since autumn 2014 this Beethovenhaus has housed a new kind of museum with audio experience, which enables a close encounter with the Ninth Symphony and a presentation of the life of the genius in the city of Baden and its surroundings.

In 2014, the original wall painting was uncovered in Beethoven's summer apartment. The museum is the only one of its kind in the world where visitors can immerse themselves in the composer’s everyday life.