The "Pasqualatihaus", named after its owner Josef Benedikt Baron Pasqualati, was built in the 18th century. Altogether Ludwig van Beethoven worked in Vienna for thirty-five years. Thereof he spent eight years living in this apartment on the fourth floor
Here he worked on his 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th symphonies, among others, and above all on his opera "Fidelio". Besides numerous documents illustrating the life and work of Beethoven, there is the 1804/05 portrait of Beethoven by Willibrord Joseph Mähler and many personal items owned by the composer.
The main problem for English only speaking visitors is that when we visited in 2007, all information was in German, so it is hard to understand the description of items on display.
Opening Times & Prices
Tues - Sun 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00
Entrance Fee: 2 Euro
Molker Bastei 8
Tel: +43-1-535 89 05
How to Get There
TRAM 1 or 2 (Get off near University/Rathaus)
Official Web Site
|A showroom in Beethoven's Apartment|
|A Bust of Beethoven|