Cities & Culture
Mendelssohn House Leipzig
The Mendelssohn House in Leipzig, reconstructed in keeping with the late Biedermeier style, has been home to an exceptional museum in honour of its former resident since November 1997.
The Mendelssohn House is the last surviving private address of composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, who died in Leipzig in 1847. These days it is used as a music salon and the site of the world's only Mendelssohn museum. Visitors can find out all about the life and work of the musician and composer throughout the exhibition spaces of around 700 square metres in the main building and around 200 square metres in the garden building. Mendelssohn's study and the salon where Wagner, Schumann and Berlioz also worked have been faithfully reconstructed and filled with no end of precious relics.
Visitors can admire original furniture, documents, letters, watercolours and pictures from the family's private collection. Just like when Mendelssohn was alive, visitors can still enjoy matinee concerts in the music salon. The Mendelssohn House Museum also has plenty on offer to get the kids involved, including "Mendelssohn's World for Children" on the first Sunday of every month and a small event in the museum's carriage house during the summer holidays. Opening times: Every day: 10 am–6 pm