Gronau rock'n'popmuseum entrance, © Johannes Höhn
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A nos­tal­gic jour­ney in­to your own mu­sic his­tory

At the rock’n’pop­mu­seum Gronau, memor­ies are awakened

Suddenly it’s there again, the feeling from back then. Phil Collins sings Against All Odds - and your heart beats faster, as it did at Klammerblues with your first true love. In the Fantastischen Vier music video, the red Opel Admiral drives past and soon it’s not just your thoughts that begin to move to the beat. Is it them!?! Or them!?! The sound at the rock’n’popmuseum Gronau goes straight to your feet. And memories are awakened. Of the first live concert you went to, squeezed in between all the fans in front of the stage. Of legendary festivals that turned into wild parties in the mud. Of dancing all night to music by the Bee Gees, Madonna or David Bowie. Suddenly you are right back there, humming along to every ABBA song and just wanting to slip on the King of Rock’n’Roll’s jacket. Good times!

A unique museum meets a unique musician 

A journey through one’s own music history can lead to surprising encounters! In the year of Beethoven, Germany’s only museum of 20th century pop music is making an exception – and dedicating itself to a star, who was active long before the term ‘pop’ was invented, but was still involved in terms of music history: From April to October, the “Ludwig lebt!” (Ludwig lives!) exhibition will show the traces the composer left on contemporary popular music, for example with bands such as Die Toten Hosen, the Electric Light Orchestra and even The Beatles.  

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  • Udo Lindenberg als Miniaturfigur im rock'n'popmuseum Gronau, © Johannes Höhn
    Posterwall in the rock’n’popmuseum Gronau, © Johannes Höhn
    Visitor in the rock’n’popmuseum Gronau, © Johannes Höhn
  • Painted wall in the exhibition of the rock’n’popmuseum Gronau, © Johannes Höhn
    The recording studio of the legendary band "Can" is located in the rock'n'popmusuem in Gronau, © Johannes Höhn
    rock n popmuseum, © Johannes Höhn
  • View into the Mendelsohn hal from the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
    Eu­phor­ic at Ton­halle Düs­sel­dorf
  • Beethoven monument "Münsterplatz Bonn", © Johannes Höhn
    Moved at the Beeth­oven House
  • Landscape Park Duisburg, Ruhrgebiet, © Johannes Höhn
    En­er­get­ic at the Land­scape Park Duis­burg
  • Haldern Pop Bar in Rees am Niederrhein, © Johannes Höhn
    Cheer­ful at Haldern Pop Bar
Illuminations in the Balver cave in the Sauerland, © Johannes Höhn
    En­chanted in the Balve Cave
Baroque staircase from Augustusburg Palace, © Johannes Höhn
    Over­wehlmed at Au­gus­tus­burg Palace
University of Music in Detmold, © Johannes Höhn
    En­thu­si­ast­ic in the Uni­ver­sity of Mu­sic in Det­mold
  • View of the control panel in the Jugendstil-Wasserkraftwerk Heimbach, © Johannes Höhn
    Ec­stat­ic at the Heim­bach power plant
  • Exhibition hall in the Waldfrieden sculpture park, © Johannes Höhn
    Amazed by Wald­frieden Sculp­ture Park
  • Organ in Altenberg Cathedral, © Johannes Höhn
    En­rap­tured by Al­ten­berg Cath­d­ral
  • Berleburg Palace in Bad Berleburg, © Johannes Höhn
    En­nobled at Ber­le­burg Palace
  • Köln, Dom, Außenbau, Dachbereich, Innenraum mit Schwerpunkt Fußboden und Fußbodenmosaik, © Johannes Höhn
    Im­pressed by Co­logne Cathed­ral
  • Beverage bar in the Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
    Chilled at Salon des Am­a­teurs in Düs­sel­dorf