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Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

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Address: Augustusplatz 8, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 4934 11270280
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Musical hall with the world's oldest orchestra

This is a musical concert hall by the Augustzplaz. The building has an interesting design. A nice place to take some photos. The world's oldest orchestra Gewandhaus is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phi S
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a musical concert hall by the Augustzplaz. The building has an interesting design. A nice place to take some photos. The world's oldest orchestra Gewandhaus is performing here.

Thank Phi S
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The acoustics were very good, and the seats are wide and comfortable. Access is easy, and there were multiple locations to obtain a beverage during the intermission. Purchasing tickets in advance and printing them at home was a breeze.

Thank dougd471
Berlin, Germany
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a fairly newly built conserthouse for the worlds oldest orchestra; the Gewandhouse Orchestra

Thank gyeloh
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went to Leipzig for the Bach Festival, which involved wonderful music, often performed in the churches for which it was written. Everything is easily accessible within this small city, although it is worth doing the bus tour outside the City ring. But the highlight was hearing the Mahler 3 played in the city's state of the art concert hall.... More 

Thank Rex027
Leipzig, Germany
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

It has an interesting design; the acoustic is fine too. There are several bars in the foyers, access is provided to the balconies. Guests can enjoy their drinks outside.

Thank Nadir K
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2,470 reviews
1,909 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We saw Yan Tiersenn performing there and must admit, the acoustics in the building is really not bad! However, the building can be seen without a concert visit - the huge ceiling paintings and the building was built in the GDR (East Germany times). The previous buildings are documented with models and plans and information. The staff are very friendly,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We attended an Baroque Easter music/Organ concert. The attendance was very good and the sound was excellent! The acoustics are truly great. We sat toward the back a bit and they were excellent seats.

1 Thank Doug W
Leipzig, Germany
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

As inhabitants of Leipzig we go here 5-6 times per year. Wonderful music! You wouldn't say from the outside, the design is rather 1970-ies DDR-stylish, but the hall has a perfect acoustics. The Gewandhaus Orchestra is one in its kind, world class. When visiting Leipzig, buy a ticket and go listen! Best investment you can make.

Thank Nicole v
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I was here for Wagner's Ring Cycle (4 operas). The theater an staff were wonderful but the food service person was horrible. During a meal, she wanted to "accommodate" another table so she just came over and took a plate away from our table! It does appear there was some mixup but the proper thing would have been to discuss... More 

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Gewandhaus_Leipzig, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, responded to this review

Dear John W, thank you for your message. Obviously there is a misunderstanding. We are the Leipzig concert hall "Gewandhaus" and not the Leipzig Opera, where you visited Wagner's Ring Cycle. Our orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester plays also at the opera, but we have nothing to do with the opera's services. Kind regards More 

Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Gewardhaus zu Leipzig is presently accompanying Thomanerchor Leipzig (St. Thomas Boys Choir) on tour in Asia. Collectively, they performed Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew's Passion last night as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and will be visiting The performance was conducted by acting Thomaskantor, Gotthold Schwartz, who lead an impressive collaboration which included the choir, lead vocals and... More 

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