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Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

From US$ 147.13 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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  • 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.
  • City tour with a competent guide
    Covid-19 precautions
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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

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    Wir waren eine Gruppe von Stadtjugendpfarrern aus dem gesamten Bundesgebiet. - Wir waren uns einig, dass die Führung durch die lebendige und begeisternden Art der Ansprache unserer Führungsperson für alle ein Höhepunkt unseres Aufenthalts in Leipzig war. Ein wunderbares Beispiel, wie sich historische Führungen auch ohne den ganzen Verkleidungs-Schnick-Schnack in historische Gewänder und ganz ohne zotige Reden und Sprüche extrem ansprechend gestalten lassen. - Man lasse einen Menschen sprechen, der Lebendigkeit und Authentizität ausstrahlt. Wunderbar, Danke!

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    November 27, 2019


    Guide was charming and funny

    January 19, 2018

    Excellent and funny

    USA was knowledgeable and engaging. I fun guide.

    January 12, 2016

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