Private tour

Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

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16 reviews

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR
Private tour

Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR

From US$ 152.68 per group up to 25

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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  • 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.
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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.
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    Meeting point

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

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    4.8 /5

    based on 16 reviews

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    Mi spiace molto, non sono solito lasciar recensioni negative la signora ragazza è una brava persona ma il tour è stato inconsistente, ho pagato per un tour musicale di Lipsia, non ho sentito nulla più che poche e a volte confuse informazioni trovate citando le prime due righe di Wikipedia di ogni personaggio, spiegazione totale di musica meno di 5 minuti, tipo questo è il busto, qui ci sono stati Schumann Mendelssohn ecc. E..? Questo è il museo di Bach, ci sono tutte le sue opere, questo il conservatorio, vengono da tutto il mondo, ok. Nulla di più. Del coro per esempio poi che doveva esser trattato in maniera approfondita, nulla. Gewamdhaus? Su mia domanda è famoso è stato costruito nel 1557 in i mesi. Punto. Poi di musica non ne abbiamo sentita se non per caso per strada, non siamo entrati in nessuna chiesa (non colpa della guida) abbiam fatto un giretto a caso per il centro, mancavano le curiosità tutto quello che fa una guida. Soldi, tanti, buttati e pubblicità ingannevole!

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    December 11, 2022


    Sehr lebendige und schülergerechte Führung, Tom hat es sehr kurzweilig und authentisch gemacht. Danke!

    November 13, 2022


    It was a great journey and tour guide is friendly and humorous. We learned a lot and had a really good time which we will remember forever.

    October 30, 2022

    Product ID: 24869