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Trait Beethoven at Martonvàsàr

Martonvàsàr is a small village of about 4 500 inhabitants situated in Hungry.

Beethoven visited this place at least twice.

Today at Martonvàsàr, one can visit a Beethoven museum, listen to his music at concerts every summer, and look at his statue...

The Brunszvik family had a castle at Martonvàsàr. They were the village's source of income.

Beethoven was very close to the Brunszvik family, especially to Franz, but also to his sisters, Josephine and Theresa. The latter dedicated her life to children, and founded the first creche in Hongrie.

The story goes that it was here that Beethoven finished his Appasionata, in 1806, and that the castle gardens were a great source of inspiration...

Martonvàsàr: Brunszvik's castle...
Janos Pasztor's Beethoven

On a little island in the castle lake, connected to the gardens by a wooden bridge, is a statue of Beethoven.


Thanks to Molnár Éva for having made this picture accessible...


This sculpture was realised by Jànos Pàsztor (1881-1945).

It was erected for the 100th anniversary of Beethoven's death, in 1927.

And here's a photo from a recent postcard...



Photo: Ripley Imre

Janos Pasztor's Beethoven

Somewhere at Martonvàsàr can be found this plaque, probably created following the statue by Jànos Pàsztor.

The museum consecrated to Beethoven contains not only documents but also minature staues of the composer. A good visit...

Thanks to Cristina

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