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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. 

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


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Young Europe meets Beethoven

Jungholzhalle Meckenheim | 53340 Meckenheim

The Voreifel Music School’s "Young Europe meets Beethoven" project¸ in cooperation with the municipalities of Meckenheim, Rheinbach and Swisttal, as well as other local partnerships, aims to give a European, musical impulse to the region. This idea is linked to the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who will be introduced to the young Europeans as a visionary and humanist ("All men shall be as brothers") within the context of this project.

13.05.2021 to 16.05.2021

German Orchestra Competition

Date subject to reservation.


5,000 music lovers, a common passion. 120 public concerts with the best amateur orchestras in Germany - always with reference to Beethoven.

For Elise. For Bonn. For everyone.

08.05.2021 to 16.05.2021

Beethoven as fuel

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Special exhibition of the Paul Sacher Foundation.

Daily between 10-18 o'clock


postponed to 2021: 2 May to 30 September 2021

02.05.2021 to 30.09.2021

" Susan Philipsz. The Calling — A sound installation for the Viktoriabad"

Viktoriabad | 53113 Bonn

The Scottish artist, Turner Prize winner and participant in documenta 13 (2012) always works with the interaction of sound and space in her installations, which are developed specifically from the site.

29.04.2021 to 04.07.2021

Ludwig is alive! Beethoven in Pop

rock'n'popmuseum | 48599 Gronau

The interactive special exhibition in the rock'n'popmuseum will be devoted five months to the perennial phenomenon of Ludwig van Beethoven. A pop star during his lifetime, the enthusiasm for his work continues to this day. Exhibits, sound and video recordings and an innovative exhibition design surprise visitors and show them that Beethoven can still be found everywhere, in advertising, in mobile phone ringtones, in comic strips or in the songs of current hip hop or heavy metal artists.

25.04.2021 to 03.10.2021

"ultra all inclusive - Frank Bölter. Exhibition for children and young people"

Kunstmuseum Bonn | 53113 Bonn

The exhibition space ultra all inclusive, designed by Frank Bölter (*1969), is simultaneously an installation of his works, an artist's studio, a laboratory and a workshop for the museum guests. Characterised by the possible creative participation of the museum guests at any time, the space is subject to constant change.

18.04.2021 to 29.08.2021

Inside Beethoven! - The Walk-in Ensemble

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Special exhibition in the museum

Daily between 10-18 o'clock

13.03.2021 to 16.05.2021

Aby Warburg: Picture Atlas Mnemosyne - The Original

Bundeskunsthalle | 53113 Bonn

Aby Warburg's approach still offers great inspiration and alternative routes for our visually and digitally dominated world. On 63 large panels, our exhibition shows for the first time and almost completely, the last documented version of the atlas with Warburg's original visual material.

09.03.2021 to 25.07.2021

Hannah Arendt and the 20th century

Bundeskunsthalle | 53113 Bonn

The 20th century cannot be understood without Hannah Arendt.

Amos Elon, journalist and writer

18.12.2020 to 16.05.2021

Hits and Hymns. Sounds of Contemporary History

Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland | 53113 Bonn

Music sparks emotions: it agitates, mobilizes and forges identity.
Commemorating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Haus der
Geschichte explores the topic of music and politics; through the eyes of contemporary
history it references the political artist that Beethoven indeed was.

04.11.2020 to 10.10.2021
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