4 most important residences from Beethoven in Vienna


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) moved to Vienna in 1792. He also died in Vienna on March, 26 1827.

1. Pasqualati House

Pasqualatihaus, Vienna
Beethoven lived here between 1804 to 1815. It was while living in the Pasqualati-Haus that he wrote the opera Fidelio, his Symphonies No. 5, 6, 7 and 8, as well as the short, but very well-known piano composition Für Elise.

Address: Mölker Bastei 8, 1010 Vienna
Underground: U2 Schottentor
Open: Tue – Sun and Public Holidays: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm
Closed: 1.1., 1.5., 25.12
Free admission: 1st Sun in the month

2. Eroica House

Beethoven worked here, in 1803, primarily on his 3rd symphony – the Eroica.

Beethoven Sym.3 “Eroica” I. Allegro con brio part 1 Wiener Kammer Orchester

Address: Döblinger Hauptstrasse 92, 1190 Vienna
Public transport: Tram 37: Pokornygasse
Open on request: phone +43 1 505 87 47-8517
Free admission: 1st Sun in the month

3. Heiligenstadt Testament House

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his “Heiligenstädter Testament” (1802) in this house.

For my brothers Carl and [Johann] Beethoven
O you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me, you do not know the secret causes of my seeming, from childhood my heart and mind were disposed to the gentle feelings of good will, I was even ever eager to accomplish great deeds, but reflect now that for six years I have been a hopeless case, aggravated by senseless physicians, cheated year after year in the hope of mprovement, finally compelled to face the prospect of a lasting malady (whose cure will take years or, perhaps, be impossible), born with an ardent and lively temperament, even susceptible to the diversions of society, I was compelled early to isolate myself, to live in loneliness, when I at times tried to forget all this, O how harshly was I repulsed by the doubly sad experience of my bad hearing, and yet it was impossible for me to say to men speak louder, shout, for I am deaf….
October 6,1802 Ludwig van Beethoven
For my brothers Carl and [Johann]
to be read and executed after my death.

Address: Probusgasse 6, 1190 Vienna
Public transport: Tram 37: Geweygasse
Open: Tue – Sun and Public Holidays: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm
Closed: 1.1., 1.5., 25.12
Free admission: 1st Sun in the month

4. House of Beethoven’s death

At the Street Schwarzspanierstrasse No. 15, Beethoven once laid on his deathbed.

He died here during a thunderstorm, on March, 26 1827.

Address: Schwarzspanierstrasse 15, 1090 Vienna
Underground: U2 Schottentor

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