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Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig

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Address: Goldschmidtstr. 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 (now...

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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Bringing Mendelssohn to life

This museum on the life and music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy incorporates the story of his personal life and musical career, as well listening to his music. It is all laid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This museum on the life and music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy incorporates the story of his personal life and musical career, as well listening to his music. It is all laid out in a relaxing and calm environment - the house where he and his family once lived - and gives one an excellent insight into his life. Outside is... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Mendelssohn House in Leipzig is the last home of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The museum is located in two floors: the Mendelssohn home in the first floor and additional rooms with interactive music experiments in the ground floor. Each room has authentic furniture. The museum has a few watercolor paintings by Mendelssohn. Based on the painting from his journeys,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is the house where Mendelssohn died and is furnished as it was in his day. There are however amazing interactive activities - conduct your own orchestra or listen to the music. The staff are delightful and very helpful and an english audio guide is available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The House of the great composer and founder of GewandHouse of Leipzig; Mendelshone must be visited also English explanation is available.. It is located within walking diistance from the center

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have visited the Leipzig Mendelssohn House again. In fact, we went in for a concert with no particular intention to re visit the old artifacts we have already seen in previous visits. We were however surprised to find out that even Mendelsohn could still be innovative. On top of the original bits and pieces of Mendelsohn’s time and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This museum / house has been meticulously restored and the rooms are furnished with flair and historical accuracy. The audio guide in English is detailed and fascinating, the Irish narrator's voice making a pleasant change from most recorded guides. It was a sobering experience to realise the extent of the anti semitism whipped up by Wagner and instructive to learn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This exhibition on the life and works of Mendelssohn is well worth visiting as it gives an insight into the musical life of Leipzig, the rediscovery of music by JS Bach and the development of Leipzig as a major city for the study of music with it's famous Gwandhaus Orchestra. Mendelssohn travelled extensively and his close links with England and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Quite small museum close to the Central Market. You can get free audio pens to listen to an explanation of each room. Was there at the right time to be treated so live music from a small quartet. He is not one of the classical artists I knew much about, but he was an accomplished water colour painter and was... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This museum is so well organized, not too big and not too small, it is really impressive. They have the modern rooms downstairs, including an innovative "conducting room", a cafe and a souvenir store, and the old apartment rooms upstairs. A very nice exhibit of Mendelssohn's watercolors is in one room. We had a great guide in English. There is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A new museum in Leipzig which celebrates the life and work of Mendelssohn and puts it in the troubled context of 20th century German history. Very well set up with lots to see. I share the view of another reviewer that the audio guide rather goes over the top in the amount of detail on offer but this is a... More 

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