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Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Augustusplatz 8, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 127 00
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Ranked #5 of 75 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Concerts, Symphonies, Architectural Buildings
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We attended concert of piano/cello duo in the Mendelssohn theater, a small venue separate from main hall, so we cannot rate the latter. The smaller hall was fairly plain, but acoustics were good.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The acoustics are very good. We obtained good seats, booked the previous day, in the upper level. Virtually a booked out concert. An excellent view of the orchestra was obtained. The lead flute player was outstanding. The best acoustics that I know is in the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin.

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is always worth to visit this cultural venue with this impressive atmosphere (in the great hall). The acoustic is very good, most of the seats provide a good view, there are only a view seats where the view is slightly blocked by the railing. But there is no need to go for the very expensive seats. Parking places are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A fine place to hear music; prices relatively low and acoustics fine. I heard the Bach competition prize concerts. I also heard Ricardo Chailly play Mendelssohn (a favorite here, though they insist on calling him Bartholdy).

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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wonderful concert performed by the Gewandhaus Orchestra. They are world class. Everyone should hear them once!

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to a concert by the Haydn Orchestra here, which we enjoyed very much. Great acoustics and all seats are good, so you don't have to go for the expensive ones.

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

Concert was very good, tickets not too expensive and the venue was of course of historical interest and it added a new dimension to visiting Mendelssohn's house etc to have attended a concert in the Gewandhaus. When ordering drinks for the interval we had a whole stand-up table to ourselves not a tiny space balanced half-way along a shelf as... More

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montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We attended a concert in the main hall. The organ is magnificent. Good seats with clear visibility and wonderful acoustics. Other than that, the building itself is rather uninspired.

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Impressive lobby area and from the photos expect the concert hall was impressive as well; unfortunately no access as no concert was scheduled.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig or Mendellson Hall, with the impressive and very modern architecture,with the nearby buildings in the same line, are in contrast to the historican centre, where all buildings are classic.The concert Hall is of excellent acoustics , i would love to be there for a concert, but there was not enough time, as we stayed only one night... More

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