The Congress Hall Leipzig

The Congress Hall Leipzig (Kongresshalle Leipzig) is an historical event building with several rooms and a large Concert Hall at the Pfaffendorferstraße in Leipzig next to the entrance to the Leipzig Zoo. Since 1900 it served as the company house of the zoo and served as one of the main concert venues for more than eight decades. After a long vacancy, it was renovated since 2001 and reopened with a ceremony attended by Thomas Boys Choir and the Gewandhaus-Quartett in the year 2015. 









The Mendelssohn House in Leipzig
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.








The Meissen Cathedral

The Meissen Cathedral or Church of St John and St Donatus (German: Meißner Dom) is a Gothic church in Meissen in Saxony. It is situated on the castle hill of Meissen, adjacent to the Albrechtsburg castle. It was the episcopal see of the Bishopric of Meissen established by Emperor Otto I in 968. It replaced an older Romanesque church. The present-day hall church was built between 1260 and 1410, the interior features Gothic sculptures of founder Emperor Otto and his wife Adelaide of Italy as well as paintings from the studio of Lucas Cranach the Elder. The first Saxon elector from the House of Wettin, Margrave Frederick I, had the Prince's Chapel erected in 1425 as the burial place of his dynasty. The twin steeples were not attached until 1909.

In 1581 the Meissen diocese was dissolved in the course of the Protestant Reformation, and the church was used by the Protestant Church since. It is the cathedral church of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony.


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