Vienna lovers welcome.

Vienna lovers welcome.

Vienna lovers welcome.

Vienna Aficionados Welcome

The 4-star Hotel Beethoven is nestled in culture and cuisine on the bohemian Naschmarkt, opposite the Papagenotor of  Theater an der Wien, just a few minutes walk from the Vienna State Opera, Musikverein, Museumsquartier, traditional Viennese coffeehouses, and vibrant shopping streets.

The Beethoven is a family-run boutique hotel with 47 rooms, we have a total of 90 beds for our guests.

A maximum of 40 people can be seated in the breakfast room, and we have 32 seats in our new Bar LVDWIG in the lobby.

We have always placed great emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, and now we have increased our attention to this. Each room is cleaned with a fresh cleaning kit and several times a day we sanitize all surfaces that are often touched.

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Your stay at the Beethoven will hopefully be a wonderful time. For the benefit of your and our health, we adhere to the following measures.


• Arrival & check-in: the reception staff will WELCOME you behind a plexiglass barrier at the front desk. If the Corona traffic light warning system is yellow, we will also wear masks. If you wish, we will also bring your luggage to your room.

• Your Stay: We will always adhere to the minimum distance of one meter, as definded by the Federal Government of Austria, and refrain from shaking hands.

• Rooms: Your rooms are disinfected before each arrival, as well as all door latches on a regular basis during your stay. You are free to deposit an entry ban for your room at the reception. This means, that no staff member will enter and clean your room or refill the minibar.

• Room service breakfast: Due to the health measures we are happy to deliver your breakfast to the front of your room door and pick up your tray again at your disposal.

• Room Service Bar: We are happy to serve your drinks in your room, in the Papageno lounge or in the inner courtyard.

• Public areas: Disinfectant dispensers are located at the reception and in the bathroom on the lobby level. All public areas are disinfected on a regular basis.

• Restaurant & Bar: The defined minimum distance between tables is ensured and the entire room is disinfected on a regular basis. If the Corona traffic light warning system is on yellow, our service staff will wear masks.

• Employees: We take care of you. We take care of ourselves. The general hygiene regulations, the specifications and recommendations of the Hotel and Restaurant Association as well as the Tourism Association and the Economic Chambers are strictly adhered to at the Hotel Beethoven (minimum distance, weekly testing of employees, regular disinfection of hands and objects). Specifications and pandemic plans are subject to ongoing revisions and adjustments.

Beethoven Special "3 for 2"

As of May 29th until December 26th, 2020 you can sleep in all room categories at a very special rate. Book 2 nights and extend another night FREE – at no extra charge! Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as a warm welcome and a one-time free admission to the Albertina or the new Albertina modern.

This promotion can be booked for all room categories and is valid for single or double occupancy! Reservations can be cancelled until 48 hours upon arrival. In case of no-show or cancellation after that period the rate for the first night will be charged. Rooms are subject to availability! Offer is only valid when you book directly through us.

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Guideline for guests

1. Keep distance of at least 1 meter from other people except for people from a shared household or fellow travelers.

2. Wear mouth and nose protection at the entrance and reception area as well as in the breakfast restaurant and bar. This does not apply to children up to the age of 6 or persons who cannot be expected to do so for health reasons.

3. Reserve in advance if possible. Reduce traffic jam at the reception and in the restaurant.

4. Pay contactless if possible. Pay your bill preferably with a creditcard.

5. Always follow instructions of our employees.

6. Refrain from shaking hands and hugs.

7. Wash your hands several times a day with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.

8. Avoid touching your face.

9. Sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief.

10. Do not travel if there are signs of illness. If there are any signs of illness during your stay, contact the reception, please call ext111. During the night, please call 555.

With care you protect yourself as well as the other guests and your hosts!


Dear guests,

Novogenia, a government certified laboratory, which tests our team on a weekly basis, has a mobile test station just a few minutes walk from our hotel at Kärntner Strasse 51, 1010 Vienna.

If you want to take your test there, you can charge the cost of EUR 102,00 per person to your room bill. You will receive a message on your mobile phone with the test result within 24 hours.

Nevertheless, we wish you a pleasant stay in our hotel.

Please let us know if there is anything else, we can do for you!

Kind regards
Barbara Ludwig & the Beethoven team


In March 2020, the physical space – where we work, meet and engage collectively with one another – was taken away from us. A few weeks after publishing the programme of the 2020 edition of the Wiener Festwochen, we painfully had to accept that the festival we had planned would not be taking place, at least not in the form initially conceived. The ‘live’, collective experience of our programme had been made impossible.

We started to experiment with ways of translating it through different mediums. We published a printed supplement with Der Standard exploring the Festival’s content, echoing the voices of some of the artists we had intended to invite to Vienna. Digital tools provided another platform. From 15 May, we showcased online a collection of ‘small gestures’ that related to each of the artistic projects in our programme. Traces or promises, they were taken from existing material or gave insights into a creation still to be realised: moving images, musical fragments, short texts. They took the form of conversations, workshops, or video clips. Together, they formed a kind of fascinating digital archive for a festival that didn’t happen …

Today, we are happy to announce that a live and condensed version of our initial programme will take place at the end of the summer!

While the majority of the creations for the 2020 festival have been postponed until next year, we are delighted to be able to share already some of the festival’s co-productions and guest performances with you later this year. Musical, choreographic and theatrical forms will alternate on the stages. Major established names of the international scene will feature alongside up-and-coming figures. Carefully composed, this small yet impressive selection of works will receive a special resonance within the transformative context we are currently experiencing. They will in turn echo some of the questions and uncertainties raised by the global crisis we are going through.

After months of restrictions, this programme should be a celebration of the importance of the live arts, their ability to strengthen social interaction, their inherent potential to broaden our physical and mental spaces … and to envision possible futures.

Christophe Slagmuylder, June 2020

We care about your safety!

From 26 August to 26 September 2020, the Wiener Festwochen are delighted to be able to stage an abridged version of the 2020 Festival programme, thus making it possible for us to enjoy and share once again the experience of its artistic projects.

Of course, the safety of our audiences, artists and staff remains paramount, which is why, in consultation with the authorities, we are currently working on a safety concept for all the events we are planning. The concept will take account of all safety-related issues that concern your attendance at our events: distancing rules, seating, access and interval arrangements, compulsory masks, general hygiene measures, and rules of conduct before, during and after each event.

Employee of the year 2019

From far away Sri Lanka to his beloved new home in Vienna, our employee of the year 2019 is Venura.

1) How did you come to the Hotel Beethoven?
I started 10 years ago as a night porter for 2 nights a week. One year later it was full-time and in 2015 I started early duty at the reception.

2) What do you love at Hotel Beethoven?
That it is a family-run hotel, the Ludwig family is great. You can make short arrangements with Mrs. Ludwig and find solutions for the guests very quickly and flexibly. The team spirit is a big plus at the hotel. We get on very well with each other and also go out together after work. When deciding on new team members, we are also actively involved in the process. And thanks to the early shift I also have enough time for my family and my little daughter.
The concept of the hotel is very good and I like the upscale category and the size. One feels so personally taken care of, not like in a chain hotel.

3) What do you love about Vienna?
In 2000 I came to Vienna from Sri Lanka. I simply love Vienna. The city is as quiet as a temple. In Sri Lanka I lived in Colombo and it was loud, loud, loud. This silence is wonderful. We will stay safely in Vienna, this is my new home.

4) What is a must- see in Vienna?
Of course I like to visit all the classic sights with my private guests, but my favourite is the salt cave in Hinterbrühl.  The boat trip in the cave is a highlight for me and my family and also for friends visiting from Sri Lanka.

5) What was your best experience in Vienna so far?
Definitely the birth of my daughter.

6) What do you love about your job?
The guests, I like to talk to the guests. The openness in this job. I also hold Mrs. Ludwig in high esteem. She is like a second mum, she has helped me a lot in my life. You can talk to her about everything and always find a good solution.
The working hours also suit me very well as a family man, I can do a lot with my daughter.

7) What is your favourite place in Vienna?
I like the Stephansplatz very much, it is a very special place. I also feel very comfortable in Grinzing, in the vineyards.

8) Favorite restaurant /hangout?
To relax and unwind my favourite sport to watch is cricket which is unfortunately not very common in Austria, nevertheless, we found a good place to watch our sport: The "Pointers", a classic Irish Pub, cricket fans included!
I can enjoy a favourite taste of my home cuisine Sri Lanka at "Colombo Hoppers" on the Schönbrunner Strasse, in the 5th district.

New opening and premiere.

LVDWIG - the Viennese bar at the Naschmarkt.

Mid-January 2020 opened a new center for connoisseurs, the design-savvy crowd, individualists, hedonists and people who love life: A VIENNESE BAR - THE LVDWIG.

With the architect Gregor Eichinger and the international eating experience designer Ido Garini, the gastronomes Barbara Ludwig and Paul Rittenauer pay homage to the traditional bar culture, combined with spirit of the time design.

The Naschmarkt has always been a hub of exotic culinary delights combined with a traditional down to earth outlook on life and local flavor. A mission statement for the development of the "LVDWIG". In its tradition and function, especially in the Biedermeier, the Viennese coffeehouse was almost equivalent to an American "Speakeasy bar" - this is the idea used for the LVDWIG.

The LVDWIG is located in the building of the boutique hotel "Beethoven" opposite the Papagenotor at the Theater an der Wien. However, with its own entrance and a clear direction, the LVDWIG cannot be incorporated into the learned categories of hotel bars. The entrepreneur Barbara Ludwig, who has been managing the "Beethoven" since 2009 came up with the idea: "For me, the Beethoven anniversary year 2020 and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Hotel Beethoven were the incentives to set up something completely new - something that combines the character of the Hotel and the surrounding area - the LVDWIG was the goal of a long journey of ideas. "

Special gifts for special people

Are you looking for something special for a special person? A voucher with an individualized trip to Vienna could be a great idea!
Should it be something unusual or just classic? We are happy to help you with any idea of any kind and help you to create an unforgettable experience. Please contact us

Beethoven's Salon Concerts

Music belongs to Vienna as music belongs to Beethoven. We love this tradition and organize concerts every weekend with chamber music at the highest level, featuring none other than, Viennese classics.
Michael Babytsch on cello and Pavlo Kachnov on the piano are highly talented musicians who present works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and other famous composers.
A complimentary glass of champagne is served during intermission. By the way, our Bösendorfer grand piano used to belong to Ms. Ludwig’s mother Sissy, a great pianist.
Enjoy a relaxed intimate evening. All hotels guests are welcome.

Next concert dates are:

September 26th,

October 03rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st,

always at 5.30 p.m.

4-star hotel situated on Vienna’s Naschmarkt

The location of the Hotel on the Naschmarkt allows Vienna aficionados to dive right into a typical Viennese lifestyle. The market, with its dozens of little stalls and selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and specialities, is a colourful and lively snapshot of Vienna, even more varied on Saturdays, with the farmers' and flea market. Both on the market itself and the areas around it, a trendy restaurant and bar scene has developed.

Commitment to culture

The culturally committed Ludwig family, who own the hotel, sponsor numerous Viennese cultural institutions, such as the Albertina, the Mumok and the Musikverein and inspire Vienna aficionados to special cultural delights: invitations to previews, exhibition openings, museum visits and preferential ticket orders at the Musikverein.

Quiet location near the Vienna Secession

The Beethoven is an elegant, 6-storey, historic building, constructed in 1902 in the Neorenaissance style, on the nowadays traffic-calmed Papagenogasse. Vienna aficionados will feel at home in the peaceful, tastefully furnished rooms, amidst the pulsating life of Vienna’s cultural and culinary heart. 

Interview Barbara Ludwig

Which room is your favorite?

The "Berta Zuckerkandl room", dedicated to a free spirited woman with a big heart.

This room is on the floor featuring strong women at the turn of the century. Because of their similar character - compassionate and at times impulsive - this historic figure reminds me of my mother.  Anecdotes exist for both women, their joy of life, spontaneity and their unconventional approach.

Beethoven Workout with Konstantin

Training on request!

“Mens sana in corpore sano” – A healthy mind in a healthy body!

Konstantin, our personal trainer, will take guests around the center of Vienna, following Beethoven´s tracks. You will both work out and broaden your knowledge about the composer and the cultural history of Vienna.

Meeting point: Hotel Beethoven
1. Warm up in front of Secession, where the famous frieze is showed.
2. Work out on Karlsplatz, with views both of the wonderful baroque  church and of the emblematic building of Musikverein
3. Work out in front of the monument to Beethoven
4. Work out in Stadtpark, close to the monument of the “king of waltz”,  Johann Strauss
5. Work out in Burggarten, next to Albertina and the imperial palace
6. Work out in MQ, the imperial stables transformed into a meeting  place of art, culture and leisure time
7. Stretching in front of Secession
End of work out at Hotel Beethoven

Participation fee: EUR 10.-
Duration:  aprox. 1 hour
What to wear: comfortable out door sportswear and sneakers

About Konstantin:
Student of Sports Science at Vienna University since 2014
For more than 5 years personal trainer at John Harris Fitness since 2014
Since 2012, „Certified Professional Health, Fitness and Personal Trainer“
Areas of special expertise
Functional Training, Power Training, Endurance Training, esp. Jogging & Cycling, Weight Management & Dieting, Muscle Building
Rehab Training after injuries, esp. knees and vertebrae

Konstantin´s  motto: “To achieve more together – while having fun!“