Welcome to Beethoven­haus Baden

Ludwig van Beethoven regularly took the waters in Baden. When Emperor Franz I spent his summers there with his family, Baden was bustling with members of the high aristocracy and upper middle class, including patrons of the great composer. In the summers of 1821, 1822, and 1823, Beethoven lodged at Rathausgasse 10, where he composed important sections of his Ninth Symphony.

In Beethoven’s time, Rathausgasse 10 was owned by a coppersmith in the ground floor and the composer logded in the upper floor. Since autumn 2014, the Beethovenhaus Baden has been home to a new type of museum. Visitors can look forward to an audio adventure and the chance for an in-depth encounter with the Ninth Symphony. The life led by the genius in Baden and its environs is vividly presented in compelling pictorial exhibits.

The original wall painting in Beethoven’s summer apartment was restored in 2014. The museum is the only one of its kind in the world and offers visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the composer’s life.

The museum shop located on the ground floor offers a wide range of souvenirs, including a fine selection of CDs and the exquisite «Ludwig» Frizzante.

Beethovenhaus Baden
Rathausgasse 10
2500 Baden, Austria

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday and on holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 24th and 31st: open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets and admission

Adults: € 6,-
Groups of 10 or more and senior citizens: € 4,-
Discounted admission: € 3,-
(Children 6 to 15, pupils, university students, apprentices and military conscripts)

The «Niederösterreich Card» is accepted for one free admission.

Guided tours

Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 5 p.m.
Guided tour ticket: € 3,-
Individual guided tours available on request: +43 2252 86800-585.
Guided tour in English: every second Sunday of the month: 11 a.m.

Getting there

Badner Bahn or Bus 360 (Casinobus):
From Vienna State Opera directly to terminal station «Baden Josefsplatz», followed by a three- minute walk to Beethovenhaus Baden.

By train or regional train («S-Bahn»):
To Baden station, followed by a nine-minute walk to Beethovenhaus Baden.

By car:
A2, exit «Baden», follow signs to «Zentrum». Parking available at «Römertherme» and at the parking area behind the casino.