Beethoven Pasqualatihaus
Beethoven Pasqualatihaus
3.5
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Schottentor • 2 min walk
  • Herrengasse • 6 min walk
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Maps588535
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was shockingly poor taste.

The first plaque displayed when we walked in yells that the property was stolen from a Jewish family in the 1930s who were sent to Auswhitz and murdered.

That's it. No memorial plaque, no mea culpa, not even a tone of contrition in the writing. Just the statement of fact.

This museum is largely empty anyway. There's plenty of room for them to slightly expand on the deaths that were required for this museum to exist? Even just a rest in peace would be nice....
Written 30 August 2023
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Martin H
Stockport, UK640 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is not a "busy" museum either in terms of visitors or the number f items on display, but neither is it overwhelming and we found it a calming interlude going round the Vienna sights and a useful location in which to reflect on the musicians life.
Written 16 August 2023
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Barbara S
Krakow, Poland1,886 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
It's an oblogatory visit to be combined with three other musicians - Schubert, Strauss and Haydn who have their houses locates in Vienna as well. There is an option to buy a combo-ticket for all 6 houses togehter (some musicians had 2 houses that can be explored).
Written 13 June 2023
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FoggyFoggyDew
Abergavenny, UK4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
As other reviews have commented, what you get is 3 mostly empty rooms in which Beethoven may or may not have lived, with a few personal possessions, a few facsimiles of scores and letters, and a couple of listening desks at which movements from selected works, and arias from Fidelio, are played through headphones at very low volume. It might be worth a quick visit if you got it free with a Vienna Card, but definitely not worth €5. I imagine that the other Beethoven museums (at Baden bei Wien and Nußdorf), which we didn't visit, will be more worthwhile. The Haydnhaus at Gumpendorf, with the same admission price, is a wonderful example of a composer museum, but this one certainly isn't.
Written 26 September 2022
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Jae W. Lee
Long Island, NY5,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Beethoven was allowed to live in a fourth floor apartment of this house owned by his patron Baron Pasqualati for. In this apartment, Beethoven experienced about 8 years (1804~08 & 1810~14) of ecstasy, successfully composing a number of his glorious works, including Piano Concerto No. 4, Symphonies No. 5 (Fate) & No. 6 (Pastorale), Archduke Piano Trio, Leonore/Fidelio, and Fur Elise. Unfortunately, Beethoven had also endured agony of his deteriating health, especially his progressive hearing loss leading to total deafness by 1811. Visitors to this museum expecting good facilities and colorful displays would be disappointed at the modest facilities and simple displays. But visitors coming to this museum to share Beethoven's ecstasy and agony would find this museum a memorable one. Upon entering the museum after paying adult entrance fee of € 4, you can walk up to the 4th floor entrance to the museum. In the room with Baron Pasqualati portrait on the wall, a writing on the wall above his portrait shows how much the Baron cared about Beethoven; "The lodging is not for rent; Beethoven will be back again." The other artifacts on dispaly in museum rooms are; fascimiles of the "Egmont" & Coriolan performance programs, Title Page of "Symphony No. 4", a page of "Symphony No. 5", Title Page of "Symphony No. 6", a page of "Symphony No. 8", a page of "Razumovsky Quarets, No.1" and other illustations of Beethoven's life. In addition, Beethoven's bust and death mask are on display, and two audion stations for Beethoven's compositions are available.
Pasqaulatihaus is in the inner city of Vienna, and can be easily visited by U-Bahn (U4: Green Line or U6: Brown Line). (1) Upon getting off U-Bahn train at Schottenring Station, you can follow "Universitat" exit sign --> Then, follow "Molker Bastei" exit sign --> Take the up-escalator to Molker Bastei exit. (2) On the street, orient yourself. Facing the major street "Universitatsring", you can see 2 white steeples of a cathederal (Votivkirche) in a distance. When you turn to right, you will see McDonald's Restaurant on the right hand side. --> Walk straight ahead, passing McDonald's to your right, to the intersection of "Universitatsring" & "Schottengasse"--> (3) At the intersection, turn right onto "Schottengasse", hugging along the building with address "1. Universitatsring". [On the nearby light pole, you can see "Demmers Teehaus" sign]. (4) Walk straight ahead along "Schottengasse" up to Starbucks coffee house on the right. --> Hug along Starbucks building to the right, walking to "Molker Bastei" --> (5) Walk along the street upto "Demmers Teehaus" on the right side. At the teahouse, cross the street, and continue to walk along "Molker Bastei", carefully looking for a small entrance steps to the left side. ["Beethoven Museum" sign near the entrance is hidden from view. Only after you miss the entrance and look back, the sign is visible] This small entrance leads to a narrow uphill path with red brick wall on the left side, leading to a white building with Austrian flags. This is Pasqaulatihaus. (7) Enter the building through the front entrance. --> Buy admissions ticket from the office, and walk up the stairs to the museum door. By the way, this Beethoven Museum is not the apartment where Beethoven had actually lived. Instead, the museum was set up in the adjacent apartment, because the Beethoven's original apartment was occupied by a tenant when the museum was set up. [See my 29 photos being uploaded which shows the museum photos and detailed map/direction to the museum]
Written 28 December 2019
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RosFr
New York City, NY2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Visited on August 31 and got yelled at, just for asking politely if I could take a picture of an exhibit. I said, 'Entschuldigung, kann ich ein Foto machen?' and the guy blew up in my face and yelled 'Yes! Yes! Ja!' And then he started pacing around me aggressively. This was not just someone having a bad day. This was very specific hostility. Who wants to travel thousands of miles and spend thousands of dollars just to get yelled at in a museum? I recommend avoiding, especially if you're a woman of color traveling alone, or you might become an easy target for a possibly misogynistic and racist bully.
Written 27 September 2019
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Master Jonjon
London, UK340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
LOCATION. The apartment building is to the west of the city centre close to the University of Vienna. And hence not quite the St.-Stephen’s-and-friends attractions that we’ve been covering so far.

Closest tram station: Schottentor. Leave the tram and walk south for another minute. Turn left and you’ll see a cliff right ahead. Take the stairs at the either side, walk up. The house is at the top of the cliff accompanied by Beethoven-themed outlets.

ETYMOLOGY. The quirky name “Pasqualati” might be entirely foreign to us, but is simply the surname of the house owner whose son (another Pasqualati obviously) has been Beethoven’s close friend.

HERITAGE. Beethoven lived here twice, 1804-08 and 1810-14. Outside this period he was to stay over occasionally.

COMPOSITION. Fur Elise, Fidelio as well as the 5th were composed here.

EXISTING CONDITION. You’ll have to walk up flights of stairs as you pass by tourists after tourists. It’s Flat 18. And it’s very spacious – which is yet another triumphant story for composers unlike the desolating Schubert Memorial Apartment we’ve seen last time. Being less central than Mozart House, you can consider this heritage as slightly more chill.
Written 12 September 2019
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TechTraveller
Washington DC, DC251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Beethoven lived in several places in Vienna and, of course, each wants to capitalize on its relationship to the famous man. The Pasqualatihaus was a mid-life house: the middle symphonies came from here.
The museum has Beethoven artifacts and copies of important documents. But two things stand out:First, at listening stations, you can hear different conductors' performances of the same composition, to hear different interpretations. Second, the guard is really a Beethoven resource, so he can tell you what is available at other sites, and what things are worth doing. He can also give you tidbits about Beethoven's life outside of this house. Draw him out, for he is a good resource.
Written 29 July 2019
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Ema B
Romania42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Don't go. It's nothing to see. Just a few photos, a sculpture and that's all. Not even a piano. It's an apartment with 3 rooms, mostly empty.
Written 16 July 2019
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Richard C
Virginia798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I was conflicted about going because of the mixed reviews here. When I walked by it, I was drawn up the stairs and was transformed by being able to walk the floors and hear them squeak, and look out the windows at a view that I imagined had changed little since LvB's time. Personally, I was happy that it wasn't crowded with period furniture and contained a few of his personal possessions -- his clock, his chest, a music stand that might have been used by the master. Those things, a few portraits of people significant to the LvB, the stairwell, and his view were fine by me. If you love his music--especially Fidelio, it's worth visiting.
Written 12 July 2019
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