“Beethoven, a Vital Figure for City Guide Rudi: Ludwig Owes Gratitude to His Mechelen Grandfather”

City guide Rudi De Mets at the statue of Beethoven on the Haverwerf. “If his Mechelen grandfather had not moved to Bonn, there would be no Ludwig,” he says.© Dirk Vertommen


“How am I supposed to sell Beethoven now?” It was the first question that flashed through the head of the well-known Mechelen city guide Rudi De Mets (74), now that research has shown that the world-famous composer is not genetically related to his Flemish descendants. “Nevertheless, the links with Mechelen are still very clear,” says De Mets.

Sven Van Haezendonck

Read more:  'Hundreds of storks' responsible for power cuts in ... (Zandhoven)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent News

Editor's Pick