Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, Leipzig

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  • There is a rather interesting electronic conducting game in one room, which I suggest you have a go with. But more importantly, there is a lot to learn about Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn is one of my favo...  more »
  • Good museum with good historical context and is reasonable priced. Just outside the old town. Don't miss it!  more »
  • Good stop to see how the Mendelssohns lived back in the day. Opportunities to listen to a lot of music but we were on a group tour so got what we could.  more »
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  • It's a good museum. Lays out the basic life and works of Mendelssohn; even his painting--something I didn't know. There are some interactive elements. Some are cool, but others are dorky. The conducting room seemed like it would be cool, but the instructions weren't clear. One note: If there is any way to plan it, come on Sunday at 10:00. Sign up for the live concert at 11:00. It is intimate and well worth it.
  • This is a very nice and interactive museum, you can listen to classical music as well as create some. There is a lot of history there, so it'll probably take a while to see the whole place. They have audio guides in Spanish, which was surprising for me because it's one of the very few places in Germany where I found such a thing.
  • Certainly a destination for classical music buffs. The museum is contained on two of the floors Mendelssohn's final home in which he died. It is very plain and simply, if not sparsely, furnished and decorated. But apart from the main timber staircase inlaid with streaks of ivory, these are not exceptionally noteworthy. These displays are however augmented by those in a series of pull out display cases in the main rooms. The real gem of the place in my view is the small concert room where one can oneself conduct digitised orchestral performances of some of the great man's works : slowing and increasing the tempo at will by one's deft (or otherwise) use of the conductor's baton. Is it worth a visit ? Yes. Butt as there is not a lot to it one visit will almost certainly more than suffice.
  • Excellent exhibits in the house Mendelssohn occupied during his years as director of the Gewandhaus.
  • Hands down the best composer "Wohnung" I've ever seen.

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