In the early nineteenth century Heiligenstadt was an independent, wine-growing township. Its economic upswing was founded on a spa and baths located in what is now Heiligenstädter Park. The spa was supplied with mineral spring water, attracting numerous guests for its healing powers, among them the élite of the Viennese cultural scene.
Here Ludwig van Beethoven sought to find healing or at least an improvement of his deafness. This house on the former Herrengasse no. 6 is said to be associated with a devastating event in the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. It recalls the “Heiligenstädter Testament” he wrote in 1802 – the letter to his brothers which he never sent, an outburst of despair over his advancing deafness
In this house Beethoven wrote the 2nd Symphony, worked on the Piano Variations op. 34 and 35, also parts of the three Piano Sonatas op. 30.
Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm
Closed: 1.1., 1.5., 25.12. also Easter Monday, Whit Monday and other holidays occurring on a Monday.