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Beethoven House

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Address: Bonngasse 20, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0228/9-81-75-25
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Somewhat hard to find on foot

But once you realize what it's near it makes sense (like anything). Nice shop and for any musical history buff a must see while in Bonn.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It was the house he was born and lived until 22y.o. Once inside you get transported to Beethoven's world and music. It isn't allowed to take photos inside, except of the garden. The souvenir shop has interesting articles and a large choice of classical music Cds at interesting prices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beethoven was born in a room in the back attic. In the late 1800's the building was going to be torn down. A group bought it and turned it into a museum. As such, it's an old house with a handful of interesting artifacts. Nice but mostly for Beethoven buffs. Take a guided tour or audio tour for additional details.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

But once you realize what it's near it makes sense (like anything). Nice shop and for any musical history buff a must see while in Bonn.

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Hong Kong, China
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27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A small place where Beethoven lived when he was small. It is a real home because it did not make itself fully into a museum-like visitor spot. An experience for Beethoven lovers.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I'd consider myself a Beethoven fan. Even so, Beethoven House was a bit lacking. It is poorly maintained (the loud, creaky floors let you know when you unconsciously shift weight to one side) and is highlighted by artifacts that may or may not have belonged to Beethoven. It is cool to walk around for the sheer history of it, but... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is interesting to see where he was born. There is not much to see, but it is worth going there if you are in the area. Comprehensive gift shop and kind staff.

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Chalkidiki
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I think is more for Beethoven fans. I know his music but this museum it has told me nothing. The house is hardy recognize.if you have time then go...

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

While not a fanatical music lover, I found this museum provided a very interesting perspective on the times in which Beethoven lived, his personal struggles and of course on his very special contributions to music.

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Dublin
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

there's no real reason to visit here apart from the experience... there is little or no content... walk on by

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Thrissur, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great place to go back in time to relive the achievements & struggles of one of the greatest composer of all time

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