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Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig

Address: Goldschmidtstrasse 12, 04103 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 1270294
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Ranked #12 of 121 things to do in Leipzig
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Classical music fans will appreciate a visit to Felix Mendelssohn home (now a museum) and his...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Bad Homburg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The former house of Mendelssohn Bartholdy is very unpretentious located close to the Augustus square in Leipzig. Inside the Exhibition is modern, interactive, very Close to the time of 1840 with furnitures etc nicely resaurated. The Composer is known to most People by ist famous Sommernachtstraum overture, his Scottisch symphony, the Lieder ohne Worte for piano and the oratory Paulus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Conduct the orchestra, listen to the music, see the artifacts and visit the apartment. This is a really fab experience for anyone with any interest in music, especially if you've ever wanted the chance to conduct an orchestra. Superb.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

You can see his forniture, his piano. A high pattern museum, with high tech rooms. Good price and localization even though it's not in the very center like the others attractions.

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Mendelssohn lived in this beautiful mansion for some years. This museum has state-of-the-art technology that is impressive. I got a real sense of Mendelssohn's character and his generosity to other musicians. I highly recommend visiting this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

All people that like classic music should visit this museum, which is the house where Felix did live. Big, but relative simple, but in style with the subject. The house gives a nice picture of the time Mendelssohn was living and working there. We had the pleasure not only to be able to visit the museum (house), but at that... More 

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Mendelssohn-Haus gives a good impression the wealth of Mendelssohn in Leipzig during the last years of his life. Some rooms, like his working room, are re-furnished the way Mendelssohn used them. The museum can be visited at various levels, from just take a look around till digging into Mendelssohns personal life. The rather detailed explanation is written in German.... More 

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Havant, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

OK, I didn't visit all the attractions in Leipzig but this was definitely my favourite of those I did. A very modern, very attractive presentation in a characterful old building, with good explanations in English. I particularly enjoyed the room where you can conduct your own choice of Mendelssohn's music. My wife has promised not to post the video on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This house is fun for the way it is interactive and instructive - you can conduct an orchestra (tempo, volume, individual instrument lines) with a baton and digital score in a room with lavender-coloured lights on sticks for the different parts of the orchestra; sit in the audio library and select instantly from a wide range of Mendelssohn's music to... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Mendelssohn-Haus is a delightful place to visit. Apart from seeing how Mendelssohn lived in this house, its very sophisticated audio-system allow you to hear (and if you wish, conduct) a few of his works.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Really enjoyed the Mendelssohn Haus and also the exhibit in the garden house. I liked seeing all the rooms that depicted daily life. The garden house exhibit gives fascinating details about how Mendelssohn was disowned by the Nazi regime. All in all it left me with the desire to find out more about Mendelssohn.

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