With the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig owns a world-class orchestra. Its venue is the Gewandhaus at the Augustusplatz - a concert hall built of glass and concrete with excellent acoustics. The most famous Gewandhaus conductor of the past is Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The annual Mendelssohn-Festival is dedicated to him.
Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:
- Lift: Control panel 145 cm inside, 138 cm outside
- WC for wheelchair users (with EURO key): Door 82 cm, 150x150 cm in front of and 95 cm beside the WC
- Induction loops available