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Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig

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Address: Goldschmidtstrasse 12, 04103, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 1270294
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Classical music fans will appreciate a visit to Felix Mendelssohn home (now...

Classical music fans will appreciate a visit to Felix Mendelssohn home (now a museum) and his namesake school of music, which is located on the property.

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Last residence of Mendelssohn!

Precious objects, original furnitures, letters, music sheets, watercolor picture by Mendelssohn all can be found here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Precious objects, original furnitures, letters, music sheets, watercolor picture by Mendelssohn all can be found here!

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This was Mendelssohn's apartment, where he lived and died, the upper level of this building. Many of the information boards are only in German, but audio-guides are available, which expands what can be read in English. The apartment was much larger than I expected. The ground level contains a library, a music room, and some historical items. This building is... More 

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Thank Tanyajn1
Leipzig, Deutschland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Since my last visit a lot changed. Now they have added the ground floor to the museum. And there you can conduct virtual music, which is in a way really fun but also left a lot of respect for real conductors when i tried it. It´s fun. You nott often can say that visiting a museum;)

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Thank Goldeneast
Auckland, New Zealand
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a really interesting place to visit. It is Mendelssohn's last apartment. The displays are well done. The final room where you can conduct a Mendelssohn work is very interesting. The Mendelssohn statue outside the Thomaskirche was restored in 2008, 70 years after the Nazis took it down. Signs from there guide you to this place. Around the corner... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Mendelssohn lived in this house until his death. This is a very simple museum allowing to see how famous composer and conductor lived and worked there in the first half of XIX century. There is a room where one can actually choose the score and conduct (very smart). Also, on sundays at 11:00 they have chamber concerts in the very... More 

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Thank thewarsawboy
Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The museum has recently been modernized and has many audio possibilities so you can listen to some of Mendelssohn's music. The appartment was the home of the family and Felix also died there. There are Sunday morning concerts, a tradition of the family, still carried on today in the same room with the same wooden (and slightly creeking) floor. An... More 

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Thank Georgiaangela
Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had a small visit at this museum and I didn't see all the rooms in the first floor. In the second floor, you get to see the apartment Mendelssohn lived in Leipzig. There you can find a lot of things about his life and his familly as well as about his social status and his trips around Europe. In... More 

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Thank Andrew G
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The house where Felix Mendelssohn died is a nice little museum that shows his work, his apartment, plays some of his music, and sometimes also hosts concerts. Very nicely done

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Thank ChrisZH11
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We weren't sure about going round but glad we did. The English audio tour was easy to use and a must unless your German is really good. Enjoyed the use of technology especially listening to his music and following the score on the individual screens but especially liked the room where you could conduct the orchestra and once I worked... More 

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Thank Janetonly23
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum includes rooms restored to they way were Mendelssohn's day using water colours as guides The staff were helpful and there are informative audio guides use. we particularly liked a sound room with many speakers which were labelled- 2nd sopranos, 1st violins and so on. You could choose the pieces to hear. in another room there were headphones to... More 

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