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Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR

Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR
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Leipzig is best known as a commerce and trade show town. But it's also one of the musical capitals of Europe. World-famous musicians like Wagner, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann had strong connections with the city. Let Leipzig work its magic on you.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the Leipzig Music Trail
  • Experience Leipzig with 18th-century street noise and musical examples
  • Visit the St. Nicholas Church, where Johann Sebastian Bach gave his first performance as cantor.
Full description
Leipzig is much more than an old commerce and trade show town; it’s one of the musical capitals of Europe. World-famous musicians like Wagner, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann lived and worked here. And in the registry of births you’ll find another name known around the world: Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig. The great musicians of the Gewandhaus, the singers of the St. Thomas Church Choir, and the professors of the conservatory continue to shape the incomparable musical life of Leipzig. Take a musical trip walking along the Leipzig Music Trail. You’ll gain knowledge about the musical museums, music history, and the cultural centers of St. Thomas Church, the opera, and the Gewandhaus. Find out more about the St. Thomas Church Choir, beloved far beyond Leipzig, and its 800-year history. On the way, hear the street sounds of an 18th-century city as well as pieces that Bach composed in Leipzig. In the St. Nicholas Church, note the bust of Bach during his first performance there in 1723.
Includes
  • City tour with a competent guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Leipzig, Markt 1, Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), Museum Shop

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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      5/5

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    We were a group of city youth pastors from all over Germany. - We agreed that the guided tour was a highlight of our stay in Leipzig for everyone, thanks to the lively and inspiring manner in which our leader spoke. A wonderful example of how historical tours can be designed in an extremely appealing way without all the frills and frills in historical costumes and without any dirty speeches and sayings. - Let a person speak who radiates liveliness and authenticity. Wonderful, thank you!

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    November 27, 2019

    May 16, 2022

    We walked more than half the Leipzig Music Trail with Trudy, who was pleasant and knowledgeable, and clearly loves her city and the music in it. A very enjoyable morning!

    October 6, 2019

    Product ID: 24869