Dolná Krupá Manor House

Location: Trnavský kraj, okres Trnava, Dolná Krupá

GPS: N48°28'60'' E17°32'60''

Only several kilometres north of Trnava in the south-west of Slovakia is the village Dolná Krupá. The Classicist manor house of the Brunsvick family is the pride of the village.

The Manor House was built in the years 1793 and 1794 on the site of an old manor house and on the edge of 17-hectare English Park with precious trees. The Manor House is one of Slovakia's most prominent  monuments built in the Classicist style. 

Ludwig van Beethoven visited the manor house in 1800, 1801 and 1806 and it was here that he reportedly composed his Moonlight Sonata. There was also a little theatre building near the Manor House where Ludwig van Beethoven performed, but it has not been preserved.

Since 2003, the Manor House has been administered by the Slovak National Museum - Music Museum. The Baroque-style Beethoven's Pavilion with an exhibition of the Music Museum that captures the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven is located in the vicinity of the Manor House. Temporary exhibitions are also organized in the Manor House.

Concerts and wedding ceremonies are held in a concert hall that contains original fresco decoration, while seminars and trainings are organized in lecture halls. The Manor House also provides accommodation for up to 40 people as well as catering services (weddings, receptions, social gatherings and family celebrations).

Source: Dajama, SNM - Hudobné múzeum