Beethoven | Freedom

German Historical Museum

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On 17 December Beethoven will turn 250 years old. He is considered a revolutionary who not only struggled for freedom in the art of music, but also supported the ideals of the French Revolution. In the anniversary year 2020 the DHM will bring the composer back to the circumstances of his time: through stages of the Beethoven reception in the SED regime, the Nazi dictatorship and the German Empire the Theme Path focuses on key topics in the life and work of the composer – Enlightenment and revolution, liberation and restoration, love and affliction. The intervention is based on objects in the Permanent Exhibition and in the museum’s collections that have not yet been displayed. Participative and inclusive stations invite the visitor to encounter Beethoven with various senses.

The Theme Path is curated by Christian Kämpf.

German Historical Museum
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin

+49 (30) 203 04-0
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 203 04-751
+49 (30) 203 04-543
Monday - Sunday
12:00 - 20:00

Pei building open again from 9 April 2021: daily 12:00 - 20:00. Zeughaus closed until further notice.

24. December
Free entrance
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