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Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Augustusplatz 8, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 127 00
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Ranked #4 of 70 attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Concerts, Symphonies, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
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Leipzig, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Being in the city of Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn- Bartholdy and Wagner, to visit the famous Gewandhaus is a must! Built in the communist era, in the German "Democratic" Republic, and opened in 1981, it is probably one of the best concert halls in Europe. The architecture itself, but also the excellent acoustics and the superb paintings and sculptures are... More

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Andrésy, France
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

At first the modern architecture of the building can be surprising, but go here to listen to a concert of the legendary Gewandhaus orchestra or an organ recital.

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Leipzig, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

if you like music and you find time while visiting leipzig, have a look in the program and see if you can find something you like. the acoustic is great and they are not specialised in one kind of music. you can hear classic music just like modern things. go there one evening to hear beethoven and the next to... More

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Marlborough
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38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We came to a splendid concert here, conducted by Andris Nelsons. Despite sitting high up, we heard very clearly - this place has an excellent acoustic. The band played Richard Strauss, then a new cello concerto by Mark - Anthony Turnage, then a Shostakovic symphony. A very varied repertoire, but all excellently performed. Top orchestra, in an excellent venue.

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Northern Ireland
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great sound fromthis concert hall but stairs up and stairs down in every direction - you expect to see people walking upside down like an Esher drawing. Well worth a visit to hear the Gwandhaus orchestra.

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Grand Rapids Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I loved the special experience of hearing Wagner with one of the premier orchestras....beautiful venue, and talented musicans.

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Kowloon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is perfection. I'd trade every other concert hall in for this one. This ought to be the standard that all subsequent venues strive for but unfortunately that hasn't happened.

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Charlottesville VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

A little intimidating from the outside, this is a very accessible concert hall with nice touches like individual airvents in the backs of each seat. The seating is noteworthy in that there are a large number of seats above and behind the stage. That might work for some performing groups but I'm glad we were in front for the full... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We sat four rows from the stage in the centre. The sound was excellent and view terrific, with a excellent slope to allow for a great view. The concert hall itself was built during the socialist era and is quite an interesting retro design. The cloak room is attended on all sides so don't just join the queue, have a... More

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merseyside
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A very interesting building with a first rate orchestra thast performs very regularly. We enjoyed a first rate and relatively cheap evening of String Quartet music in one of the smaller rooms in the building. If we'd been there longer we'd have gone again.

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