On a tour of discovery through Leipzig

On a tour of discovery through Leipzig

Luther memorial plaque in St. Thomas Church

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Leipzig - That Sounds good

Leipzig-das klingt gut; Foto: LTM-Schmidt
Leipzig has a unique density of original residential and working places of famous composers. There is musical history at virtually every corner – a brilliant musical past which laid the foundations for the vibrant musical present. 

Johann Sebastian Bach lived and worked in Leipzig for 27 years, during which time he wrote the St. John Passion, the St. Matthew Passion, the Coffee Cantata and many other ecclesiastical and secular works of music. Follow in the footsteps of the major German composer, the organ and piano virtuoso from the Baroque period in Leipzig. View original manuscripts from Bach's life in the recently opened Bach Museum in Leipzig and dine like the St. Thomas Choirmaster in a historical restaurant right in the heart of Leipzig.

Furthermore, you will visit Mendelssohn House, home to the world's only Mendelssohn museum. The house, built in the late classicist era, has been carefully restored. It was the composer's last private address, and the only one of his residences that can still be visited.  Visitors can find information about the composer's life and work, illustrated by letters and music sheets as well as water colours, written and painted by the composer himself and set among authentic furniture in his study and music salon. The latter is still used, just like in Mendelssohn's days, as a venue for morning concerts.

The Museum of Musical Instruments is housed in the Grassi Museum, conveniently located near the Leipzig city centre, only a few steps from the Opera and the concert hall "Gewandhaus".  In addition to valuable european and non-european instruments, the museum houses precious instruments from the Renaissance and Baroque as well as the Leipzig Bach`s days. From its beginning the Museum has been part of the Leipzig University and is now the second largest Museum of Musical Instruments in Europe.



 

Date:
April to September, museums closed on Monday, subject to availability, registration deadline: four weeks prior to arrival


 
Duration:
four days and three nights

Prices:
from € 295,- per person in double room
single room surcharge from € 90,-

Services:
  • 3 nights / breakfast in a hotel in Leipzig
  • LEIPZIG CARD: 3-day ticket for free travel on local transport services within Leipzig and a range of discounts in museums, restaurants, cabaret theatres, etc. (all discounts can be found at www.leipzig.travel/leipzigcard-en)
  • 1,5-hour public walking tour on the second day of your stay
  • Entrance ticket to the Bach Museum
  • Entrance ticket to the Mendelssohn House
  • Entrance ticket to the GRASSI Museum of Musical Instruments
  • 1 x Johann Sebastian Bach Menu (3-course meal not including drinks) at the historic Barthels Hof restaurant at 6 pm on the second evening of your stay
  • A musical surprise for each room
  • Tourist map for each room

Information & Details:
The programme is subject to availability at the time of booking. All prices are subject to any increase in VAT and price changes by service providers. The programme is also bookable for groups. We are looking forward to receiving your request.