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Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

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Address: Augustusplatz 8, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 4934 11270280
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Wonderful concert hall, wonderful orchestra

We went to Leipzig for the Bach Festival, which involved wonderful music, often performed in the churches for which it was written. Everything is easily accessible within this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We went to Leipzig for the Bach Festival, which involved wonderful music, often performed in the churches for which it was written. Everything is easily accessible within this small city, although it is worth doing the bus tour outside the City ring. But the highlight was hearing the Mahler 3 played in the city's state of the art concert hall.... More 

Thank Rex027
Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It has an interesting design; the acoustic is fine too. There are several bars in the foyers, access is provided to the balconies. Guests can enjoy their drinks outside.

Thank Nadir K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We saw Yan Tiersenn performing there and must admit, the acoustics in the building is really not bad! However, the building can be seen without a concert visit - the huge ceiling paintings and the building was built in the GDR (East Germany times). The previous buildings are documented with models and plans and information. The staff are very friendly,... More 

1 Thank KarolaRS
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We attended an Baroque Easter music/Organ concert. The attendance was very good and the sound was excellent! The acoustics are truly great. We sat toward the back a bit and they were excellent seats.

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

As inhabitants of Leipzig we go here 5-6 times per year. Wonderful music! You wouldn't say from the outside, the design is rather 1970-ies DDR-stylish, but the hall has a perfect acoustics. The Gewandhaus Orchestra is one in its kind, world class. When visiting Leipzig, buy a ticket and go listen! Best investment you can make.

Thank Nicole v
Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

I was here for Wagner's Ring Cycle (4 operas). The theater an staff were wonderful but the food service person was horrible. During a meal, she wanted to "accommodate" another table so she just came over and took a plate away from our table! It does appear there was some mixup but the proper thing would have been to discuss... More 

Thank John W
Gewandhaus_Leipzig, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, responded to this review

Dear John W, thank you for your message. Obviously there is a misunderstanding. We are the Leipzig concert hall "Gewandhaus" and not the Leipzig Opera, where you visited Wagner's Ring Cycle. Our orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester plays also at the opera, but we have nothing to do with the opera's services. Kind regards More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

Gewardhaus zu Leipzig is presently accompanying Thomanerchor Leipzig (St. Thomas Boys Choir) on tour in Asia. Collectively, they performed Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew's Passion last night as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and will be visiting The performance was conducted by acting Thomaskantor, Gotthold Schwartz, who lead an impressive collaboration which included the choir, lead vocals and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

The singing was heavenly, not a bad seat in the house. I was astonished by the acoustics, one of the top concert halls in Europe.

Thank Gottfried S
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

I'd booked two concerts here. Accoustics are fantastic and the resident orchestra are superb. There are a lot of steps (not sure if there are elevators) and the line up for the cloakrooms at the end of the performance looked long. Wonderful programme of concerts here - well worth a visit one evening.

Thank snomad2015
Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

The Gewandhaus is a spectacular building, constructed in the late 1970s during the GDR era. The original concrete structure is now reclad in brown tiles and makes a striking foil to the Opernhaus at the other end of the Augustusplatz, with the dramatic new University buildings to one side. We went inside during the morning to visit the shop. This... More 

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