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Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig

Goldschmidtstrasse 12, 04103 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
49 341 1270294
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Ranked #6 of 74 attractions in Leipzig
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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montreal
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

In addition to seeing the apartment where Mendelssohn lived, there is a room where you can conduct a variety of pieces by Mendelssohn. However, my biggest surprise was seeing the beautiful watercolor paintings done by Mendelssohn. Classical music enthusiasts should be sure to visit here.

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Cublington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I went to this attraction to learn more about the music scene of his time for my own family tree research. I found it very interesting to learn about the society of that day, and Mendelssohn's struggle with it. I loved the room where you could conduct a choir or orchestra - amazing what gadgetry can do! The museum was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

What a great time I had in this museum. Lots of opportunities to listen to incredible music by Mendelsohn. The "conducting room" was the most entertaining exhibit that I've ever seen in a museum. Spent loads of time editing the music and listening to different parts of the orchestra.. Fantastic.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Mendelssohn is synonymous with Leipzig so it is fitting that there is such a wonderful museum in his former home to display his talent, in fields beyond music. State of the art audio guides really help the visitor who has a limited knowledge of German. A real must-see venue.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The house were Mendelssohn spent the last few years of his short but important life is in Goldschmidt Strasse, just around the corner from the Radisson Blu. It's meticulously been restored and is full of his furniture and watercolours. An excellent interactive display on his life and works is available as well as a small cafe on the ground floor.... More

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West Yorkshire
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This museum has undergone a fine modernisation and refurbishment. Although the apartment has been furnished with reproduction furniture it does create a fine evocation of the period and of the man Mendelssohn. There are small concerts regularly and well worth checking beforehand to try to catch one. It is a little bit away from the centre but easily walkable and... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is the best museum I have been to devoted to a single composer. The furnishing of the rooms, the memorabilia, the interactive conducting, the listening facilities, the materials available are all first class Highly recommended if you have any interest in Music,

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