Following Mendelssohn’s Footsteps on the Music Trail

Following Mendelssohn’s Footsteps on the Music Trail

Follow us on the trail of the great composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. We start at tourist information. On our way to the Mendelssohn statue near the St. Thomas church we will pass the Coffebaum café and restaurant, where well-known personalities such as Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Liszt, Mahler and many others were guests. The old Bach statue, initiated by Mendelssohn in 1843 and the stained glass window dedicated to him in 1997 are part of our city walk. The Städtisches Kaufhaus trade fair building is the place of the original Gewandhaus, the guild house of the cloth makers, which gave its name to our Gewandhaus Orchestra. The third Gewandhaus Concert Hall and the new campus of Leipzig University with the Paulinum mark the end of our tour. We recommend a visit to the Mendelssohn House, the only museum for him, in the original apartment of the Mendelssohn family. Admission to St. Thomas Church is EUR 1 per person. This tour can be booked as a private tour for your group.

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