Ludwig van Beethoven walk
In the magnificent festival hall of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Beethoven celebrated a triumphal success - with the premiere of his 7th Symphony and his symphonic work "Wellington's Victory, or the Battle of Vittoria", which he conducted himself. In this extraordinary "battle symphony", the "mechanical trumpeter" by J. N. Mälzel caused a sensation.
The House of Music offers fascinating listening experiences on four floors. A large city map illustrates how many times Beethoven moved house in Vienna.
Hanging in the Secession is Klimt's 34 meter-long and 2 meter-tall "Beethoven Frieze" – an homage created in 1902 to the maestro and his 9th Symphony.
Several of Beethoven's works were first performed at the Theater an der Wien, such as his violin concerto and the opera "Fidelio". In 1803/4, when the composer was working on his opera, he also lived in this house for a while.
The Austrian Theatre Museum is home to the Eroica Hall, where Beethoven conducted a private Viennese premiere of his 3rd Symphony ("Eroica") for his patron Franz Joseph Maximilian, Prince Lobkowitz.