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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 76 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Concerts, Symphonies, Architectural Buildings
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Leipzig, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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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 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Leipzig, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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101 helpful votes 101 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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