Music tour Berlin, Dresden,
Independent tour Germany
Tickets to the Berlin Opera and to the Semper Opera Dresden
Departures daily: 2012
In Memory of Saxon Masters
This history-laden region of Germany, once part of the former East Germany, produced
many giants of the music world, from the Minnesingers to Richard Wagner. The birthplace of
the reformation is also the birthplace of Haendel, Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard
Wagner. It also served as the inspirational work place for Mendelssohn, Carl Maria von
Weber, Robert Schumann, and as well was frequented by many other brilliant composers,
including Richard Strauss. This area also gave rise to numerous literary giants, such as
Goethe and Schiller.
Your first stop is Berlin, an immense metropolis, a meeting point for European culture
as exemplified by the astounding collections of the Pergamon and Bode museums, many
excellent concert halls, opera houses and bustling cafes. Dresden, the capital of Saxony,
is host to both the annual Spring Wagner Opera Festival and the popular Dresden music
festival in May.
The city also boasts some of the worlds finest art, including Raphaels
Sistine Madonna and Rubens Batsheba at the Well.
For music lovers, the most interesting site is the famous Semper Opera House with its
lavish interior. Situated in the junction of ancient trade routes, Leipzig has been a
bustling city of festivals, music and culture dating back to the Middle Ages. Johann
Sebastian Bach spent 27 of his most productive years here. Robert Schumann attended the
historic university in Leipzig, and the great Richard Wagner was born here