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Hamburg Hop-on Hop-off Tour - Red Double Decker
"Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace. The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour! Board one of the red double-decker buses at the St Pauli port landing and begin your sightseeing adventure hopping off at Town Hall Square the Reeperbahn or at any other stop on the route. Your ticket is valid for the whole day.To get another perspective of Hamburg upgrade your ticket with a one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English or German commentary. The boat leaves from t one of Europe's biggest urban development projects with the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie built on the roof of a storehouse. Sit back and relax while you enjoy these architectural highlights of Hamburg. See the Itinerary section below for a list of hop-on hop-off tour stops."
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"Essential Hamburg Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Essential Hamburg Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Cruise and Lake Alster""Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace. The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour! Board one of the red double-decker buses at any of the available stop and begin your sightseeing adventure hopping off at Town Hall Square the main train station or at any other stop on the route. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day.Then get another perspective of Hamburg on your included one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English commentary April to October only). The boat leaves daily from the landing piers of the Hamburg port. Cruise along Hamburg's picturesque warehouse district
From EUR39.00
 
Hamburg Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Harbor and Lake Alster Cruises
"Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace when you’re in port on this convenient shore excursion. The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour! Board one of t and begin your sightseeing adventure hopping off at Town Hall Square the main train station or at any other stop on the route. Your ticket is valid for the whole day.Then get another perspective of Hamburg on your included one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English commentary (from April to October). The boat leaves daily at 12pm from the landing piers of the Hamburg port. Cruise along Hamburg's picturesque warehouse one of Europe's biggest urban development projects with the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie
From EUR40.00

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Oper Leipzig: Opera/Ballet

The old opera house in Leipzig was destroyed in WWII and unlike in nearby Dresden it was not reconstructed. A modern opera house was opened in 1960. The best material that was available in those times in East Germany was used for the construction and it shows. Sure, it's the taste of the 1950s ... but still, it's quite nice. I found the acoustics to be a bit 'dry', but all in all it was fine.

I saw a performance of the ballet "Swan Lake". The soloists were pretty good, the ensemble was not really. The (Gewandhaus)orchestra played well and I regretted the imperfect acoustics. What I found annoying was that they had scheduled an intermission after both the second AND third act. Urgh.

UPDATE: In the meantime I attended another ballet (the premiere of the ballet "Giselle") with family and American friends which we all *loved* and also an opera on my most recent trip - "Il Turco in Italia" is a fun piece, very good production with excellent ideas. The tenor was unfortunately not exactly up to his task, lost his voice half way through the performance (which can happen to anyone) but the others were pretty good.

The view from any seat is good. I'd like to encourage you to buy the inexpensive tickets for seat in the back (balcony or orchestra seats, doesn't matter) - I only paid 15 Euro and was happy with the seat.

Dress Code People didn't particularly dress up. I personally wouldn't wear jeans and sneakers, but it's up to you.

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Nov 15, 2009

Theater / Opera / Cabaret: Pfeffermuehle

"Pfeffermuehle" is a political cabaret, which is quite famous in Germany. I had a great evening here together with VT-member Leipzig. To really enjoy the programme you need to understand German.

Dress Code Casual

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Jan 06, 2005

Akademixer Leipzig: Cabaret

In Leipzig you find five cabarets. Here you can legally laugh at the Saxon dialect. My favorite cabaret is "Academixer". The word "academical" gives the Academixer its name. Founded by the students Christian Becher, Gunter Böhnke, Jürgen Hart and Bernd-Lutz Lange in 1966 it has become one of the most popular cabarets in Leipzig.

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Feb 29, 2004

Gewandhaus: Gewandhaus

The Gewandhaus is a modern concert house on Augustusplatz. The main foyer is dominated by Europe's largest ceiling painting. The Great Hall offers seats for 1,900 persons and is dominated by a giant organ with over 6,600 pipes. The Mendelssohn-Hall offers around 500 seats and is also used for congresses.
The Gewandhaus offers around 800 events each season.

Dress Code dinner jacket/ formal dress

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Feb 29, 2004
 
 
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We went to the opera in Leipzig, it was easy to get tickets on the day itself and they were not very expensive. We saw Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro'. The voices were marvellous, the setting was modern which took some getting used to but was effective.

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New City Hall

We walked through the park behind the Gewandhaus to the New Town Hall and City Hall. The Town Hall was constructed a few years after the New City Hall, and the two buildings are connected by a...
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Bach Monument/Museum

The Johann Sebastian Bach statue is located next to the Thomaskirche, built in honor of the great composer who lived and died in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750. During his Leipzig stay, Bach was...
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Auerbachs Keller

This restaurant in a cellar of the "Mädlerpassage" mall is one of oldest restaurants of Germany, with a service record back to the 16th century. There are two restaurants, one with a more traditional...
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Museum Runde Ecke (Round Corner)

I am not normally a fan of museums, but I wanted to see this one about the East German Secret Police - the Stasi . This museum is located in a building known as the Runde Ecke or Round Corner which...
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Mendelsshohn House

Leipzig is famous for the musicians who lived and worked there. One of them is Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. His house in Leipzig is the only originally preserved residence of the composer. From 1845...
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Old City Hall

Leipzig's Old City Hall was built on the foundations of an earlier town hall in 1556. This building includes a ballroom, which has been used for ,among other things, the royal festivals of Saxon's...
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