250th Anniversary of Beethoven
Beethoven fans: This year, all of Vienna is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the great composer's birth. Over the coming months, the city will be home to a dazzling array of music events, exhibitions, and tours. There will be piano recitals at Beethoven's former residence and favorite wine tavern, grand symphonies at the Konzerthaus, and a resplendent open-air concert at Heldenplatz in May. Music lovers visiting Vienna for the legendary composer's sestercentennial can also attend the lovely Beethoven Museum, located in an old baker's house in the wine district of Grinzing.