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Due to the current Corona development, most of the announced events will not take place in the foreseeable future. Please contact the organizer regarding info about the event realisation and possible ticket refunds.

The BTHVN2020 Database contains all the events that take place within the framework of the anniversary year in Germany. As Beethoven's anniversary year is designed by various actors, ticket sales start individually by each organizer.

The BTHVN2020 events which take place in Nordrhein-Westfalen are subdivided into the following genres: Exhibition, Concert, Concert Format, Festival, Opera, Dance, Theme Week, Drama, Performance, Lecture and Congress. Under the genre 'Side programme' you will find an abundance of events, which additionally take place nationwide in the year 2020. 

Information subject to change at short notice. We assume no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information.


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'Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!' - the Beethoven collection of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin | 10117 Berlin

The Beethoven collection of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin


The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin is proud to hold outstanding Beethoven treasures. It is generally not sufficiently known, that the library building at Unter den Linden houses one of the world’s most important collections of Ludwig van Beethoven’s handwritten musical scores as well as also important biographical sources.

25.06.2020 to 24.07.2020

Double Life – Visual Artists Make Music

Bundeskunsthalle | 53113 Bonn

The show focuses on famous visual artists who also make music. It thereby “exhibits” only music: Large-format projected videos of concert and studio appearances, as well as performances, convey the feeling of being there live.

19.06.2020 to 04.10.2020

State of the Arts. The fusion of the arts

Bundeskunsthalle | 53113 Bonn

The exhibition presents one of the most exciting phenomena of our time: the fusion of the performing and visual arts.

16.06.2020 to 16.08.2020

Oh Ludwig

Künstlerforum Bonn | 53119 Bonn

From mid-June to mid-July, kunstgruppe plan b will be showing references to Ludwig van Beethoven in visual form at the Künstlerforum Bonn.

14.06.2020 to 19.07.2020

CANCELLED: Ludwig van Beethoven: FIDELIO

SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN – Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater | 19055 Schwerin

SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN 2020 castle festival presents an impressive classical experience with an excellent cast, against the magnificent backdrop of the Schwerin Residence Ensemble and Lake District, with a view of the shining golden castle of Schwerin: FIDELIO! Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera.

12.06.2020 to 11.07.2020

sonotopia – the sonic explorers - postponed

Künstlerforum Bonn | 53119 Bonn

“sonotopia – the sonic explorers” is an international exchange project by bonn hoeren. During the Beethoven Anniversary Year, the project will send young sound artists on an artistic expedition to three cities on three continents. After spending time in Tehran, Valparaiso and Dakar, the 12 young artists will perform at venues in the Bonn-Nord district with interventions and actions. The results of the overall project will subsequently be presented in an exhibition at the Künstlerforum Bonn, which will open on 10 June 2020.

10.06.2020 to 05.07.2020

Daniel Gallmann "Pastorale" - Art bridge with Beethoven

Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen | 78337 Öhningen

Cross-border art installation, from 5 June 4 pm all year round in four churches of Öhningen (DE) and Stein am Rhein (CH).

Further information in the churches.

The work of the artist Daniel Gallman "Pastorale" will, bridging the border, be accompanied by the Beethoven sound bridge. At fixed times every day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. the same works of Ludwig van Beethoven are played in all churches.

05.06.2020 to 05.06.2021

Bach and Beethoven: True art remains eternal

Bach-Museum Leipzig | 04109 Leipzig

Today Beethoven and Bach are among the most famous composers worldwide, but how did it come about? The Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, founded in Leipzig in 1798, provided the decisive basis for this. The exhibition illuminates Leipzig's musical life in the early 19th century and the mutually dependent canonisation of Bach and Beethoven as classics of music. Visitors also learn how the music of Johann Sebastian Bach influenced Beethoven's work.

14.05.2020 to 18.10.2020

Julius von Bismarck – Fire with Fire

Bundeskunsthalle | 53113 Bonn

"I draw my inspiration from science and work artistically," is how Julius von Bismarck describes his working strategy. Always in search of other forms of perception, he researches people, nature and technology using artistic means. In 2015, he sat on a rapidly rotating paraboloid, his Egocentric System, for the entirety of a show, exposing himself to the centrifugal forces as he sought to question and manipulate his and our perception.

27.03.2020 to 30.08.2020

Beyond the Sonatas

Kammermusiksaal des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Piano series with seven recitals of works by Beethoven for piano beyond his sonatas; played by outstanding pianists of the younger generation, such as Nicholas Angelich.

21.03.2020 to 10.10.2020
Concert Format
Leichte Sprache