24.09.2019 to 15.09.2020 | Side programme

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?

The closing date has passed. We were very happy about your many creative ideas to solve the mystery "Beethoven Mystery XXL". Your stories, comics or drawings or videos were judged by our jury. But we will only reveal who actually won after our award ceremony.

Unfortunately, we cannot hold this closing ceremony live in Munich due to the current corona situation. We will therefore record the award ceremony with Checker Tobi and publish it at the beginning of December here on BR-Kinder (www.br.de/kinder/beethoven) and in the "Checker World" on YouTube.

The competition is organised by the children's music programme "Do Re Mikro. Klassik für Kinder" of Bayerischer Rundfunk/BR-KLASSIK, in cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of Culture, the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Bayern and the Stiftung Zuhören e.V..

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

There are great prizes to be won: Workshops and meetings with the comic artist Joscha Sauer ("nichtlustig.de"), the bestselling author Margit Auer ("Schule der magischen Tiere") and the film production company "Lieblingsfilm". There are also internet and digital radios.


Bayerischer Rundfunk, Funkhaus München
Rundfunkplatz 1
80300 München

Admission prices

The "Beethoven Mystery XXL" competition is aimed at children aged 6 to 12. It is held in the categories history, comic/drawing and video/film, which are judged and awarded separately.
The closing date for entries was 15 September 2020

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