Handel – The European

Exciting and Rewarded

Until his eighteenth year, George Frideric Handel lived in the house called Zum Gelben Hirschen – „The Yellow Hart“. The house of his birth, a listed historical monument, has been a museum since 1948 and today it welcomes visitors from all over the world. They come to visit the award-winning exhibition „Handel – The European“ which covers more than 600m² of floor space over two storeys and depicts the life and work of the composer with the aid of historical exhibits. The bright, cheerful rooms present historical musical instruments, paintings, drawings, prints and first editions, but also offer modern media stations and a small projection theatre where five to ten-minute-long excerpts from Handel’s operas can be viewed in a fun way. 

Orgel im Händel-Haus

The very varied tour also takes you through the neighbouring Renaissance building with its timber-panelled room, the Blockbohlenstube. Audio guides are available free of charge; these allow you to hear samples of Handel’s works and explanatory comments through the speakers in the rooms. Besides the permanent Handel exhibition, visitors are also invited to view the interesting special exhibitions on a variety of themes.