On December 5th, 2004, the Digital Beethoven-House was opened in the neighbouring house of the Beethoven-House, "Im Mohren". On two floors equipped with new media, visitors have the opportunity to go on an interactive tour through Beethoven's bequest and explore an exciting audiovisual world. Through the sculpture courtyard museum guests can enter the Studio for Digital Collections (ground floor) and the Stage for Music Visualisation (historic vault).
The studio features eight double and four single computer workstations with flatscreen monitors, headsets and mice. Visitors can access the Digital Archive, use special programmes and choose the following options:
View Beethoven's handwritten and printed works in a high-resolution format
Listen to all works recorded by the "Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft"
Request melodic autographs to listen to and follow the notes
Compare interpretations of Beethoven's piano sonata "Appassionata"
Experience Beethoven's life in letters and pictures
Listen to a reading from Beethoven's letters
Visit virtual exhibitions
Visit Beethoven's digitally reconstructed apartment in Vienna
Take a closer look at favourite objects from the exhibition at the composer's birthplace
Get Beethoven better known with "Hello Beethoven", the website for children