Welcome to the Music Trail
The bringing to life of Leipzig's music tradition - this is the aim of the Leipziger Notenspur-Initiative. The Leipzig City Council has since committed itself to the practical support of this objective.
The Leipziger Notenspur-Initiative has created three individual discovery tours, by means of which one can explore the city's unique musical treasures. Two routes are designed to be followed on foot; the third is intended to be taken by bicycle.
The "Leipziger Notenspur" (Leipzig Music Trail) connects the most important homes and workplaces of Leipzig's array of eminent composers by means of a visible trail leading through the city centre. The Trail is 5,3 km (3,3 miles) long and can be followed on foot.
Due to its length - 40 km (24,9 miles) - the "Leipziger Notenrad" (Leipzig Music Ride) is designed to be undertaken by bike. It connects the numerous historical sites of musical importance that lie beyond walking distance of the city centre, including rural stretches in the outlying countryside and along the regions waterways, as well as stops in Leipzig's suburbs.
The "Leipziger Notenbogen" (Leipzig Music Walk) is a complimentary "musical" promenade through the Wilhelminian Quarter and parks lying to the west of the city centre. Length: 5 km (3,1 miles).
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For the stations of the Leipzig Music Trail audio samples and music examples are offered. These can be heard on this page or by phone on the way.
The Leipziger Notenspur (Leipzig Music Trail) is a cross-generation project that offers children an opportunity to experience classical music on their own.
The Kleine Leipziger Notenspur (Little Leipzig Music Trail) supports efforts of various music institutions to find an approach to the music amateurs of tomorrow.