Ludwig van Beethoven Memorial in Dolná Krupá

Pamätník Ludwiga van Beethovena v Dolnej Krupej
Contact: Dr. Edita Bugalová (f) Director
Contact: Branislav Čavara Custodian
Telephone: 421 (0) 905 723 656, 421 (0) 905 285103
Kaštieľ Dolná Krupá, Hlavná 572/109, 919 65 Dolná Krupá, Slovakia
421 (0) 33 245 3130
May-Sep: 8am-3.30pm Tue-Fri, 1pm-5pm Sat-Sun; Historic park: 8am-8pm Daily; Oct-Apr: 8am-4pm Tue-Fri, Only if announced in advance Sat-Sun; Historic park: 8am-6pm

German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) visited Dolná Krupá Mansion on several occasions. He was a friend of the Brunswick family who owned the house and dedicated several of his compositions to them. It is said that Beethoven composed his Moonlight Sonata there.

Today there is a memorial to Beethoven in the Garden Pavilion, while the Mansion itself houses an exhibition which documents the significant European musical personalities who worked in Slovakia.