Ludwig van Beethoven's cradle stood in Bonn. The world-famous composer saw the light of day in the garret of the garden house of No. 20 Bonngasse in 1770. The Beethoven-Haus has been one of Bonn's landmarks for a long time. Not far from it, in St. Remigius Church, is the baptismal font where Ludwig was christened on 17 December 1770. Up to the age of 22 Beethoven lived in his hometown, working as a musician until he travelled to Vienna. It was in Bonn that he received his musical education, and it was here that he played the organ in the palace church as a salaried court organist at the early age of 14.

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Beethoven-Haus in Bonn: For comprehensive information on the museum, its highlights and services, its library and digital archives, as well as festivals, chamber music and other events in Bonn, visit

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