Dwelling and last residence of the composer Mendelssohn. An authentic place of music history with many original legacies.
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. Visitors can find information about the composer's life and work, illustrated by letters and music sheets as well as water colours, written and painted by the composer himself and set among authentic furniture in his study and music salon. The latter is still used, just like in Mendelssohn's days, as a venue for morning concerts.