Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Tour: Retracing the Maestro's Steps

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7 Days

Join in the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday on this Austrian tour that includes exclusive access to the highlights of his life history. Step out of the concert halls and into the life of Beethoven, his iconic symphonies your soundtrack as you follow the timeline of the composer’s inspirations around Vienna and the Austrian countryside. Experience Beethoven’s perspective with immersive museums that display his original annotated music and private tours of his homes in which he cultivated...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the secluded landmarks of inspiration including the Black Tower, Liechtenstein Castle, and Two Ravens Inn, where Beethoven was first moved by Austria’s traditional musical sound and musicians
  • Explore the 16th-century palace of one of Beethoven’s patrons, where annotated scores of Beethoven’s work remain on display
  • Wander the home in Baden bei Wien where Beethoven composed sections of his renowned Symphony no. 9
  • Indulge in the relaxing ambiance and uplifting splendor of Baden bei Wien’s curative sulfur baths that once drew Beethoven to the spa town
  • Take in the surroundings of Beethoven’s apartment in Mödling where he wrote sections of Missa Solemnis, Symphony No. 9, and Piano Sonata No. 29

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$5,182 per person (excluding international flights)

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