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Beethoven Mystery XXL - Competition for children

What's up with Beethoven? It's the middle of the night: the ingenious composer is sitting at his piano by candlelight. His hair is dripping wet and there's a pool of water on the floor. The room is pretty chaotic, he has just completed his 62nd move and the boxes are still half unpacked. Someone knocks on the door. What happened? Was Beethoven playing too loudly? Was he rude to the neighbour? Or is there a dark secret behind it all?

And now it’s your turn! Take part in the "Beethoven Mystery XXL" competition: Come up with something – it can be funny, sad, suspenseful or surprising. Turn it into a story, a comic or a video and send it to us to reveal the Beethoven mystery!


If you still need ideas, then check out at our website at:



Or why don’t you just think of something yourselves. Get started! We’re waiting for your stories, comics and videos.

The competition is organized "Do Re Mikro. Klassik für Kinder", a children’s classical music programme broadcast by Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (Bayerischer Rundfunk / BR-KLASSIK), in cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of Culture (Bayerisches Kultusministerium), the German book trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Bayern and the Stiftung Zuhören association.


The best stories will be recorded and produced with professional speakers and broadcast on BR Radio. The best videos will be broadcast on BR Television and the best comics will be published on the BR website. The lucky winners will be guests on the respective radio or television shows.


Patrons: Star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, BR Director Ulrich Wilhelm and Bavarian Minister of Culture Prof. Michael Piazolo.


In addition, there will be an award ceremony on at 4:00 pm on Sunday 15 December at the BR Funkhaus in Munich with all of the winners.


Bayerischer Rundfunk, Funkhaus München
Rundfunkplatz 1
80300 München

Admission prices

The "Beethoven Mystery XXL" competition is aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 12. The competition will be divided into the three categories of stories, comics and video/film, which will be judged and awarded separately.
The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2020


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