Music Tours to Saxony

  • A wonderful variety of beautiful vistas from the pulsing city of Leipzig and the Baroque beauty of Dresden to the lovely landscape along the river Elbe
  • Hotel and hostel accommodation in castles and former converting station

Saxony has a unique musical landscape and offers a big variety. It can be the young and vibrant university city of Leipzig with its famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s house, the Thomaner church (Bach’s heritage) and numerous art galleries. But it is also steeped in the history of the reunification of Germany and offers unique culture and baroque beauty such as the city of Dresden with its Semper Opera, located along the river of Elbe. It is also famous for having many historical castles including the Escape Castle Colditz and numerous spa towns. In the south of the region, there is an area known as the music valley because it has around 100 workshops and factories where instruments are created. Guided visits can be arranged to some of these workshops so you can see the traditional crafts behind musical instrument making.

  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony
  • School Music Tours to Saxony

Saxony has a unique musical landscape and offers a big variety. It can be the young and vibrant university city of Leipzig with its famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s house, the Thomaner church (Bach’s heritage) and numerous art galleries. But it is also steeped in the history of the reunification of Germany and offers unique culture and baroque beauty such as the city of Dresden with its Semper Opera, located along the river of Elbe. It is also famous for having many historical castles including the Escape Castle Colditz and numerous spa towns. In the south of the region, there is an area known as the music valley because it has around 100 workshops and factories where instruments are created. Guided visits can be arranged to some of these workshops so you can see the traditional crafts behind musical instrument making.

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Minimum Duration: 7 days/ 4 nights

Extra Night: Call for Details

Coach Type: Executive 48-Seater with Air Conditioning

Tour Manager: Full Time

Meals: Full Board

Journey time from Calais: 12 Hours

Extra Activities/Excursions

Dresden:

  • Albertinum: After a thorough restoration and refurbishment, the new Albertinum now presents itself as a centre of art from the Romantic period to the present day.
  • Frauenkirche, Church of Our Lady: A heap of rubble was all that was left of one of Dresden's most beautiful buildings at the end of WWII.

Leipzig:

  • St. Thomas’ Church: The St. Thomas Church is one of two houses of worship in Leipzig’s city centre. Home of the St. Thomas Boys Choir and a place of musical creativity, it is also the final resting place of the famous St. Thomas Cantor, Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • Moritzburg Castle: Moritzburg has become famous for its horse breeding and carp farming as well as through the activities of artist Käthe Kollwitz. In winter 1972/1973, the Baroque castle was the festive backdrop for “Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella”, one of the most popular German fairy-tale movies.

Where to stay

The cities of Leipzig, Dresden and Chemnitz have a range of 2-5 star hotels that are centrally located as well as many new and modern youth hostels. There are many fantastic youth hostels in the region between the cities which are ideal for groups to visit places all around. Experience the adventure of staying in the Escape Castle Colditz as a large part of it is now converted into a modern youth hostel.

Concerts

Saxony offers wonderful opportunities for a mix of music tour groups. There are lovely bandstands in parks and spa towns as well as churches and cathedrals to perform in.

Sample Itinerary

Day one

Depart the UK.

Day two

Arrival at accommodation.

Day three

Perform one concert and enjoy a visit to Leipzig. Go to either the Mendelssohn Museum or the  Bach Institute/Museum and The Forum of Contemporary  history.

Day four

Visit of Colditz Castle and perform a concert either in Bad Lausik itself or at Colditz.

Day five

Morning visit to the music instrument workshop in Markneukirchen, afterwards have fun visiting a ski jump which is nearby. In the afternoon perform a concert in Bad Elster.

Day six

Depart for the UK.

Day seven

Arrival in the UK.

* If you are a different ensemble type, please ask us for a sample itinerary.

First International Choir Festival Leipzig

Come and join choirs from all over the world at this fabulous choir festival in the ‘City of Music’. To take place from 14-16 July 2017, the festival’s highlights include:

  • Taking part in mass choir and flashmob events in the centre of the city
  • Competing in the famous Mendelssohn House
  • Taking part in workshops and gala events
  • The chance to explore Leipzig and more of Saxony with visits to Dresden, Weimar and Colditz Castle as well as further away Vienna and Nuremburg.

Call our music team now if you want to be part of this wonderful new music festival.

School Music Tours to Saxony

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