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The Mendelssohn House

In the heart of the City of Leipzig, just around the corner of the Gewandhaus, at Goldschmidtstraße 12 (formerly Königstraße), you can find the house in which Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy lived and died.
The house, built in the late classicist era, has been carefully restored. It was the composer’s last private address, and the only one of his residences that can still be visited. Today, it houses a museum in honour of Mendelssohn, who was active here not only as a composer and music director, but also as a cultural politician and piano virtuoso. Here, you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the apartment on the second floor where the Mendelssohn family lived from 1845 and which is furnished in the style of late Biedermeier.
Visitors can find information about the composer’s life and work, illustrated by letters and music sheets as well as water colours, written and painted by the composer himself and set among authentic furniture in his study and music salon. The latter is still used, just like in Mendelssohn’s days, as a venue for morning concerts.

Museum

Historical rooms

Effektorium

Modern Rooms

Guided Tours

Visitors are more than welcome to take a tour and experience the museum, individually or in a group. Every Saturday at 10am, we invite you to trace the steps of the composer on our Mendelssohn Tour through the museum and Leipzig’s city centre. Registration is necessary. If you so wish, we can also offer small special concerts. Don’t delay, call us today!

Concerts

At the Mendelssohn-Haus we offer a wide range of spectacular events: Weekly Sunday Concerts in the Musiksalon, Leipzig’s Piano Summer and concerts for the Mendelssohn festivals e.g. More and more new visitors and artists are drawn to our concerts, they too bring fresh and lively ideas to the planning of our concerts in Leipzig.

Master courses

The International Mendelssohn Academy at the Mendelssohn-Haus was founded by Maestro Kurt Masur, and it has been offering different courses since 2008 – e.g. for singing or for conducting. These international courses are led by experienced and highly regarded artists. Please take a look for more information from our courses and instructors.

Museum Educational Offers

Since 2014 the Mendelssohn-Haus has had its own Museum for Kids, in the old coach house. Our specially planned and coordinated guided tours and programs ideal for children and young people. We also organize tailor-made program formats for teachers and educators as well as for the elderly.

News

Maestro Kurt Masur:

Wie sehr haben wir in den ver­gan­genen 20 Jahr­en da­rum ge­kämpft, Felix Men­dels­sohn Bartholdy nicht nur in Leipzig, son­dern inter­na­tional zu einer ihm ge­büh­renden Auf­merk­sam­keit und Ehre zu ver­hel­fen. Wie viele Ini­tia­ti­ven haben wir mit viel Mü­he und Lie­be ins Le­ben ge­ru­fen: Das Men­dels­sohn-Haus mit sei­nem be­deu­ten­den Museum ist das be­ste Bei­spiel da­für. Wie vie­le groß­artige in­ter­na­tio­nale Er­fol­ge konn­te Men­dels­sohn da­durch be­reits feiern!
Die Musik­stadt Leip­zig und vor allem auch das Gewand­haus­or­che­ster ha­ben dem Kom­po­ni­sten, Mu­si­ker und Ge­wand­haus­ka­pell­mei­ster Men­dels­sohn viel zu ver­dan­ken. Sei­nen Geist müs­sen wir mit höch­ster Prio­ri­tät wei­ter­tra­gen, das ist eine Ver­pflich­tung!
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