This article accompanies the fable
The Martonvásár mansion (or Brunsvik Castle) is a 30 minute drive west from Budapest. It has been modified and restored several times since Beethoven stayed there. Originally it was Baroque in style; now it is neo-Gothic. It contains a small Beethoven museum and there are statues of him in the garden. On an island in the lake is a stage where summer concerts are given.
Dolná Krupá is a small town in Slovakia, known in Hungarian as Alsókorompa and in German as Unter Krombach (Dolná, Alsó and Unter = Lower), which helps explain why Beethoven referred to it as Korompa.
He stayed in the Brunsvik neo-classical mansion shown below, or at least he stayed in a small house near the entrance to the park surrounding it, known today as the "Beethoven House."
The mansion later gained fame as the home of Marie Henrieta Chotek – the Rose Countess who lived 1863-1946, planting the largest rosarium (rose garden) in Central Europe.
Middle photo: Szvitek Péter; bottom photo: Martin Hlauka (Pescan)