Small Beethoven Hall

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Interior view with pillars and ceilings
Rear view of the front building

The Kleine Beethovenhalle in Muffendorf , part of the Bad Godesberg district of Bonn , is an event hall from the imperial era . It is used for the numerous local events such as concerts, friendship singings, theater and carnival events and is considered the center of the cultural scene in Muffendorf. The hall building stands as a monument under monument protection .


In 1896, the landlord Mathias Schneider, who had had a hall on the upper floor of his property since 1879/80, had the hall built on his own property by the building contractor Henseler according to plans by the architect Wilhelm Weinreis (1872–1906) from Friesdorf . It is not certain whether the Muffendorfer Halle was consciously based on the predecessor of today 's Beethovenhalle , which was built 28 years earlier in Bonn in a similar style . In 1901 the dance hall on the upper floor on Muffendorfer Hauptstraße was divided into living rooms, in 1925 the inn on the same street was rebuilt and the taproom was enlarged. The Small Beethoven Hall has been a listed building since 1987. After extensive renovation work, during which it also received a new entrance area as an extension on Hopmannstrasse, the hall was reopened on October 24, 1990.

It is the last surviving event building from this time in the Bonn area, after the old "large" Beethoven Hall and the "Kulturscheune" in Bad Godesberg's city ​​park no longer exist. The Redoute, also in the Bad Godesberg district, is even older . The name "Small Beethoven Hall " in reference to the larger hall of the same name in Bonn was only recently created (as of 1990).


As with the old Beethoven Hall in Bonn, the Small Beethoven Hall is a simple basilica- style architecture with a high central nave under a wooden ceiling structure and two narrow side aisles. The building is supported by twelve brownish-red tinted wooden pillars. The upper storey gives light through rows of windows. The east and west walls each show three arched windows, of which the middle one is raised. A graceful gallery runs along the west side, and there is a stage in the back of the hall. Like the Beethoven Hall in Bonn and the first theater in Bonn, the hall was heated by iron stoves, which today have no function as decoration.


  • Dr. Irmgard Wolf: "History of the Small Beethoven Hall"
  • Herbert Strack: The Schneider Room - Rausch in Muffendorf . In: Godesberger Heimatblätter: Annual issue of the Association for Home Care and Local History Bad Godesberg , Issue 28/1990, Association for Home Care and Local History Bad Godesberg eV, ISSN  0436-1024 , pp. 138–154.

Web links

Commons : Small Beethovenhalle  - collection of pictures

Individual evidence

  1. List of monuments of the city of Bonn (as of March 15, 2019), number A 600
  2. a b c d Herbert Strack: The Schneider hall - Rausch in Muffendorf . In: Godesberger Heimatblätter: Annual issue of the Association for Homeland Care and Local History Bad Godesberg

Coordinates: 50 ° 40 ′ 21.5 ″  N , 7 ° 9 ′ 30.2 ″  E