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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...

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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Conduct virtual in the house wher Mendelssohn lived and died

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Leipzig, Deutschland
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Leipzig, Deutschland
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 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;)

Thank Goldeneast
Auckland, New Zealand
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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 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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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Leipzig, Germany
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19 reviews
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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 

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 

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

Thank ChrisZH11
Warrington, United Kingdom
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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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Robert T
Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Home where Mendelssohn lived and worked until his death. Interesting and interactive exhibits. Audioguides available in many languages. Definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The house has Mendelssohn's art work, musical works and other family possessions. Audio guides are provided in many languages. The listening exhibit/conducting exhibit on the main floor is very neat! An interactive experience for young and old. I loved it!!

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