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Organs & churches
The fascinating world of organs
Experience the marvellous treasures of Silbermann, Hildebrandt & Co. in the region's churches.
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1813 - Battle of the Nations
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Saxony Obstland ("fruit country")
Historical background of Saxony Obstland
From the Middle Ages to the present - fruit growing has a long tradition in Saxony.
Höfgen - Village of the senses
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Höfgen and Kössern - two extraordinary villages in the Leipzig region
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Organs & churches
The fascinating world of organs
Organ building in the Leipzig Region
Soundscapes spanning four centuries
Häcker organ in the village church of Dreiskau-Muckern
Carl Gottlob Häcker built the organ for Dreiskau in 1822. Until the middle of the 20th century, Dreiskau and Muckern were two, independent communities.
Schmidt Organ in the Klinga Village Church
The Schmidt Organ is an important counter piece to the style of organ coined by G. Silbermann in Saxony.
Kreutzbach-Orgel in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lobstädt
In 1887 Richard Kreutzbach built the organ in Lobstädt with a mechanical action for the two manuals.
Richter Organ in the Pomßen Fortified Church
The acoustic concept still entirely reflects the style of a Renaissance organ.
Kreutzbach-Organ in the St. Lawrence Church in Markranstädt
Richard Kreutzbach built the organ in 1886 with a pneumatic key stop action.
Ladegast organ in the Town Church in Naunhof
As early as from 1610, an organ can be traced back to Naunhof. Destroyed by a church fire in 1716, the church received a new organ in 1723.
Häcker Organ in the Evangelical Lutheran Church St. Martin in Audigast
In 1826 Carl Gottlob Häcker built the organ in Audigast.
Mende-Organ at the village church in Podelwitz
The Mende organ is documented as the third organ in this church and emerged around the same time as the organ of the St. Pauli Church in Leipzig.
Kreutzbach Organ in the St. Lawrence town church in Pegau
The organ, built by Urban Kreutzbach in 1854 for the town church of St. Lawrence in Pegau, features 35 organ stops and is considered his greatest work.
Ladegast Organ in the Altleisniger church in Polditz
Friedrich Ladegast completed the organ with three manuals and 33 stops in 1868.
Trampeli Organ in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gerichshain
Around 1850 and 1886, changes were made to the pipe system of the Gerichshain organ.
Eule-Organ in the St. Wenceslai Church in Wurzen
The Eule-Organ in the Town Church, St. Wenceslai, was built in accordance with the French concept.
George-Bähr Church in Schmannewitz
The design of the Schmannewitz church originated from George Bähr, who was the architect of the Dresden Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche)
Friderici Organ in in the Evangelical Lutheran Katharine Church in Großdeuben
Christian Ernst Friderici is still involved in the sense of the universal "instrument makers", such as Silbermann and Hildebrandt.
Silbermann Organ at St. George's Church Rötha
As early as in 1721, Gottfried Silbermann had already built a two-console organ in St. George's church in Rötha. Three days after the organ's consecration, Baron von Friesen awarded Silbermann the contract to build a new organ for the St. Marien Church.
Geißler organ in Frauenkirche Groitzsch
In 1885, Conrad Geißler built the two-console organ in Groitzsch with mechanical action and frictional wind chests.
Schmeisser organ in St. Johannes Church, Belgershain
After the foundation stone for the reconstruction of the St. Johannes Church was laid in 1682, the ordination of the church and the first organ from Christoph Donat of Leipzig took place in 1686.
Wilhelm-Rühlmann Organ in the St. Nikolai Church in Bad Düben
The organ in Bad Düben is one of approx. 300 instruments made by "Orgelbau-Anstalt W.Rühlmann" (organ manufacturing facility of W.Rühlmann).
Donati-Orgel in der Ev.-Luth. Christopheruskirche Böhlen
The Donati organ was built in 1794 by the brothers Christian Gottlob and Gotthold Heinrich Donati.
Geißler Organ in the Eilenburg Mountain Church
Conrad Geißler built the organ in 1864 for the mountain church in Eilenburg.
Scheibe Organ in the St. Nicholas Church in Zschortau
On 7 August 1746, J.S Bach tested the organ and found "everything to be proficiently, diligently and robustly built"
Jehmlich Organ in St. Marien Cathedral in Wurzen
The Jehmlich organ has 48 stops on three consoles at present, as well as 7 transmissions/excerpts.
Donati Organ in the Evangelical Lutheran City Church of Brandis
A handwritten entry in the manuscript wind chest from 1803 proves that the organ was built in 1705 by Christoph Donat.
Eule organ in St. Nicolai's Church Döbeln
Built in 1929 by the company Eule from Bautzen, the Hermann-Eule-Organ in St. Nicolai's church is a very interesting item from a time of upheaval in the construction of new organs.
Silbermann Organ at St. George's Church in Rötha
After his visit to Rötha in 1840, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy praised the two Silbermann organs.
Hildebrandt Organ in the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross) in Störmthal
On 2 November 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach tested the organ and "recognised and praised it for its capability and consistency"
Eule Organ in the Frauenkirche in Grimma
The Bautzen Organ Manufacturing Company, which, to this day, continues to manufacture instruments, fundamentally converted the organ in Grimma in 1928.
Schlag & Sons-Organ in the Church in Kieritzsch
The rich-sounding specification conforms to the sound ideal of this era.
Weimbs-Organin in the Catholic St. Marien Church in Delitzsch
The colourful design of the organ makes it easily recognisable.
Trampeli organ in the Martin-Luther Church in Sornzig
In 1810, the Trampeli organ was sanctified along with the newly-built Martin Luther Church.
Gerhardt-Organ in the Feudal Church of Kleinliebenau
The organ in Kleinliebenau was built using older parts in approx. 1880.
Schramm Organ in the St. Hubertus Castle Church, Wermsdorf
The organ, sanctified in 1749 at the St. Hubertus Castle Church, was originally built by Tobias Schramm for the Dresden cathedral.
Trampeli organ in the village church, Zitzschen
Over the course of the 2nd half of the 19th century, the Oberwerk in particular was rearranged.
Kreutzbach Organ in the St. Nicolai Church in Waldheim
The two-console mechanical organ with 34 specifications, built originally by Urban Kreutzbach in 1848-1843, underwent a large conversation in 1891, which was carried out by Richard Kreutzbach.
The Kreutzbach organ in the Hohnstädt Church
Urban Kreutzbach from Borna built a two-manual organ in 1858, which was fundamentally restored in 1993 by the company Wünnig, Großolbersdorf.