BTHVN2020 – Beethoven in Bonn

BTHVN2020 is a city tour built on augmented reality (AR Core) and let you virtually experience the young Beethoven in his Bonn times. He will guide you to 7 point of interests in the city of Bonn, where you can experience for example his birth and musician chamber.
The 3D models and overlay functions of places which does not exist anymore will give you lasting memories of the main important places in the 22 years Beethoven spent in Bonn before leaving to Vienna. Piano music of young talents will round off this unique experience.
Point your camera in front of the point of interest, click the blue circle to let Beethoven appears. After his spoken and written introduction about the respective point of interest underscored by music, please click on “start” to open the experience.
If the experience ended, you are invited to a little game in which you can collect missing items such as notes, music sheets, chandeliers and put them into a virtual backpack.
After that the app leads you to the next point of interest. Each point of interest stands for its own and can be visit by its own. For the full experience of Beethoven's life in Bonn, we recommend to walk the tour in the correct sequence from 1 to 7.

To place Beethoven's avatar:
- Make sure you are standing in front of the point of interest, click on the respective card which fits to the point of interest (POI)
- Hold your smartphone with the open app the room at breast level towards the POI
- Move your smartphone until a blue circle appears
- Click on the blue circle
- Beethoven starts to speak in German language. The text is shown in English in the app (if the environment noise is too loud, please use headphones)

Enjoy the app and the new way of sightseeing!

Why we need the permissions:
Location: Your location helps us to guide you to the next point of interest. For this we use Google Maps.
Camera : The camera allows the app to scan the surrounding and places the Beethoven avatar.
Other: Other various permissions allow the app to: receive google notifications, process notifications while the device is trying to sleep, access American’s web services, and vibrate for important messages.

Stories, Written, Content, Pictures, Graphics, Music by Beethoven-Haus Bonn: Prof. Dr. Christine Siegert
Beethoven Jubiläumsgesellschaft: Ralph Birkner
Bürger für Beethoven: Dr. Stephan Eisel
Internationale Beethovenfeste Bonn GmbH: Jonas Nachtsheim
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What's New

Beethoven now comes to you directly, no matter where you are: Experience the Beethoven Augmented Reality tour with our new app version wherever you are – for example at your home. You no longer need to come to Bonn. Have fun!
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Additional Information

March 25, 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
7.1 and up
Content Rating
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