Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig
Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesPoints of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Classical music fans will appreciate a visit to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's home (now a museum) and his music salon where we hold concerts every Sunday at 11:00. Find information about Mendelssohn's family, esp. about his sister Fanny Hensel.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • ilBuckeye
    Arlington Heights, Illinois258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great introduction to Mendelssohn
    This was a surprise for me, I had personally never heard of Mendelssohn before my daughter suggested this museum. It was an excellent introduction to the composer, his life’s work and accomplishments. Was well arranged in his former residence. Also highlighted his sister who was also very musically talented. They have a really cool interactive exhibit allowing you to conduct a virtual orchestra.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Cheryl Y
    Berlin, Germany13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth visiting!
    I love this place! It is a 3-story house with even original wooden staircases from 1845. The ground floor is used more as a show place for works from Mendelssohn with some basic information about his timeline on the corridor wall but generally the ground floor has the most interactive functions in this museum. My favorite room is the Effektorium where you can try to be a conductor on yourself (it is a little pity that I have not found my favorite e-moll op 64), I do not know why I cannot upload a video here but I add a photo of the pink room. The first floor is all about Mendelssohn's life as a composer (even as a painter), his family and his connections during his time. It is really informative but it is really well designed. The plentiful information was organised in a structured way and was shown through different objects/media, so it is not that you read all the time, but try to get the information through different interactions. The second floor is about Fanny Hensel and you wil be partnered with her piano cycle "The Year". BTW there is even a picture room where you can change clothes and take a photo. I payed 8 euros for a student ticket and there are audio guides for other languages if you do not speak German. I don't know why but during my visit it was quite empty so on my side you can go there spontaneouly without making a reservation in advance.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Gembo
    Salisbury, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special museum for Mendelsohn lovers.
    This is a wonderful museum to learn about Mendelsohn and his family. The house is also a good example of the period and the displays are both interesting and stimulating. On Sunday mornings there is chamber concert performed which is an extra bonus to the visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 February 2024
  • 2272wk
    Voorburg, The Netherlands10,204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    interesting
    mendhelson house is at tbe first flor..you can see here the interiour of some rooms. on the second floor is house of.... on this flor you can listen to music in different rooms. Is done quite well. If you like cassical music ..it is worth to see this
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 May 2024
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2272wk
Voorburg, The Netherlands10,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
mendhelson house is at tbe first flor..you can see here the interiour of some rooms.
on the second floor is house of....
on this flor you can listen to music in different rooms.
Is done quite well.
If you like cassical music ..it is worth to see this
Written 12 May 2024
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Gembo
Salisbury, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a wonderful museum to learn about Mendelsohn and his family. The house is also a good example of the period and the displays are both interesting and stimulating.
On Sunday mornings there is chamber concert performed which is an extra bonus to the visit.
Written 16 February 2024
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Cheryl Y
Berlin, Germany13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I love this place! It is a 3-story house with even original wooden staircases from 1845.
The ground floor is used more as a show place for works from Mendelssohn with some basic information about his timeline on the corridor wall but generally the ground floor has the most interactive functions in this museum. My favorite room is the Effektorium where you can try to be a conductor on yourself (it is a little pity that I have not found my favorite e-moll op 64), I do not know why I cannot upload a video here but I add a photo of the pink room.
The first floor is all about Mendelssohn's life as a composer (even as a painter), his family and his connections during his time. It is really informative but it is really well designed. The plentiful information was organised in a structured way and was shown through different objects/media, so it is not that you read all the time, but try to get the information through different interactions.
The second floor is about Fanny Hensel and you wil be partnered with her piano cycle "The Year". BTW there is even a picture room where you can change clothes and take a photo.

I payed 8 euros for a student ticket and there are audio guides for other languages if you do not speak German. I don't know why but during my visit it was quite empty so on my side you can go there spontaneouly without making a reservation in advance.
Written 15 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ilBuckeye
Arlington Heights, IL258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This was a surprise for me, I had personally never heard of Mendelssohn before my daughter suggested this museum. It was an excellent introduction to the composer, his life’s work and accomplishments. Was well arranged in his former residence. Also highlighted his sister who was also very musically talented. They have a really cool interactive exhibit allowing you to conduct a virtual orchestra.
Written 30 June 2023
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DebJ
Nosara, Costa Rica37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Enjoyable visit with interactive elements and headphones that give a real insight to the life and talent of Mendelssohn and his equally talented sister
Written 5 June 2023
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Susan C
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Fantastic experience. Lots to see, hear and do. Really friendly staff who encourage you to try the exhibits. Three levels of exhibits. Beautiful staircase.
Written 25 December 2022
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Locutus
Zurich, Switzerland396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We didn’t spent a lot of time at the museum but nevertheless it was quite informative about Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel. Complementing the static displays were a number of interactive components.
Written 23 December 2022
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Relax15035
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
very good coffe place, and friendly staff. I couldn't visit the interior of the museum because there were covid restrictions, it was Sunday, but everything was perfect
Written 31 August 2022
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Dale
Wilmslow, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This museum is a masterclass in how to construct a museum (and most in Germany are). Mendelssohn's house has been furnished, by and large, just how it was in the composer's day. There's a beautiful garden, too, welcoming staff and a tranquil atmosphere. A fully comprehensive monument to Mendelssohn, his wife and his sister. There is a room where you can 'conduct' some of his pieces and 'control' the 'orchestra', a room where you can listen to all of Mendelssohn's music and a garden house with a current temporary exhibition on Beethoven, with several of his pieces to listen to.
Written 22 March 2020
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,057 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I visited this house and only viewed it from the outside due to time constraints. Most reviews are either four or five stars as its obviously a lot better inside than out. You have to pay to enter the building but the garden is free to wander around. Its exterior is very plain and has a plaque on the wall next to the front entrance. In the small garden there is a head sculpture of the man. This is really only worth visiting if you are going inside.
Written 8 March 2020
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