Discovering Leipzig On A Leipzig Music Trail

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DISCOVER THIS CITY OF MUSIC BY WALKING THE LEIPZIG MUSIC TRAIL: Leipzig is a city which is associated with many famous composers of the 18th to the 20th century.  Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750, Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813 and Leipzig was the most important and influential […]

Oper Leipzig and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester

Oper Leipzig at Night © LTM-Andreas Schmidt

Oper Leipzig and Leipzig Gewandhausorchester Are Amongst the Oldest In the World: Leipzig can trace its opera history back to 1693 when the first Oper Leipzig was established, making it the third oldest opera house after La Fenice in Venice and the Hamburg State Opera. With the opening of the Neues Theater (New Theatre) on […]

Mendelssohn-Haus – A Museum Dedicated to Mendelssohn

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Mendelssohn-Haus – A Museum Dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: At Goldschmidtstraße 12 in Leipzig is Mendelssohn-Haus, the only remaining preserved private residence of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The Mendelssohn family moved into this apartment at the beginning of 1845 and it was here that Mendelssohn died on November 4, 1847, at the young age […]

Bundesgartenschau 2011 – Horticultural Show in Koblenz

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‘Koblenz in Bloom’ with the Bundesgartenschau 2011: Roses © GNTB Koblenz is the site of the Bundesgartenschau 2011 (BUGA Koblenz 2011), the 2011 Federal Horticultural Show, and this town on the Upper Middle Rhine will literally be in bloom. ‘Koblenz in Bloom’ will dazzle visitors for six months from 15 April to 16 October 2011. […]

Pergamon Museum – The Most Visited Berlin Museum

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Berlin Museum: Pergamon Museum on Berlin’s Famous Museum Island: The Pergamon Museum takes its name from the Pergamon Altar which takes pride of place in the Museum’s main hall.  Situated on Berlin’s famous Museum Island, the Pergamon Museum is the most visited Berlin museum. The Pergamon Museum was designed by Alfred Messels, but he died […]

Altes Museum Berlin – Museum Island

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Berlin Museum – Altes Museum Berlin on Museum Island: Situated on Berlin’s famous Museum Island, the Altes Museum Berlin building is one of the most beautiful and important works in Neo-Classical architecture in the world. Previously a Royal Museum Designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel the Altes Museum was built between 1823 and 1830.  The Museum […]

Zeppelin Field – A Part of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds

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Zeppelin Field – Nazi Party Rally Grounds And Site of the Nürnberg Rallies: Standing on the main grandstand of the Zeppelin Field (Zeppelinfeld in German), and seeing the rows of trucks and vans that are parked in front of us, it’s hard to imagine what this deployment area must have been like during the period […]

St Lorenzkirche – A Lutheran Nürnberg Church

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Lorenzkirche Is The Most Important of Nuremberg Churches: Cross the Pegnitz River to the southern part of the old town and the 80-metre towering twin steeples of St Lorenzkirche are hard to miss. St Lorenzkirche (St Lawrence Church) is the largest and most important of Nuremberg churches. Lorenzkirche holds many beautiful and important works of […]

Frauenkirche – Church of Our Lady, Nürnberg

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Frauenkirche’s Männleinlaufen Is Very Popular With Visitors: One of the charming attractions in Nürnberg’s Hauptmarkt is the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), a beautiful Gothic church on the eastern side of the main square. The Frauenkirche was commissioned by Emperor Charles IV as a court chapel around 1355, and it was the first Gothic church […]

Kölner Philharmonie – An Amphitheatre-like Concert Hall

Kölner Philharmonie Cologne

Köln Philharmonie Is An Important Part of Europe’s Classical Music Scene: Situated in the city centre, Cologne’s concert hall, the Kölner Philharmonie, is a relatively modern building which was  opened on 14th September 1986. Kölner Philharmonie Concerts With over 400 concerts each year, Kölner Philharmonie has been an important part of Europe’s classical music scene […]