Dom St. Marien Wurzen ©W.Siesing

Dom St. Marien Wurzen ©W.Siesing

The fascinating world of organs

Organ building

Gebr.Trampeli-Orgel Dorfkirche Zitzschen©TVLN
>> Organs of the region

The Leipzig region features a wealth of important organs made by various master builders. These include treasures such as the Ladegast organ in the parish church of Naunhof, the Silbermann organs in Rötha, the Urban Kreutzbach organ in Waldheim and the Tobias Schramm organ in Wermsdorf. Countless music lovers from Germany and abroad visit Leipzig each year to enjoy the diverse craftsmanship and musicality of the region’s organs. Many of these instruments from the past three centuries have undergone extensive restoration and reconstruction work in recent decades, to preserve the sounds of the past and maintain a historically significant collection of organs. Follow us on a tour of the region’s organs.


The sounds of the past

You can still hear the inimitable sounds of the 17th century in Rötha, Eilenburg, Naunhof, Wurzen and many other places in the region. Instruments old enough to have been played by Johann Sebastian Bach have largely retained their original substance, in spite of ever-changing tastes and the modern industrialisation of organ manufacture. This extraordinary array of organs by various master builders – among them Gottfried Richter, Gottfried Silbermann, Zacharias Hildebrandt and Urban Kreutzbach – attracts increasing numbers of music enthusiasts to the Leipzig region from all over the world. You can experience the sounds of our organs at regular events and on guided tours, which afford you the opportunity to listen to the King of Instruments. Exciting adventure tours lead visitors to the Leipzig region to experience “The fascinating world of organs”.
 
Numerous organ and choir concerts are set to take place in the Leipzig area in 2016. You can download the relevant dates and information here: