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German Music

Semperoper in Dresden
German classical music has a legacy that is second to none: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner are just a handful of the many great German composers whose music is performed throughout the world.

But Germany's musical life is thriving in other respects as well: a wide range of dynamic modern music can be heard at hundreds of jazz clubs, musical theaters and pop/rock events. These pages are full of ideas, information and suggestions on how to make German music an exciting part of your trip. 

Learn More about German Music

  • Classical German music - Germany is home to over 100 classical musical theaters. Here you can check out classical German music at a variety of historical opera houses and concert halls, and learn more about the beautiful music festivals held all over Germany.
  • Musicals - Did you know that the musical 'Cats' was performed in Hamburg, Germany? How about 'The Lion King' or 'Beauty and the Beast'? Germany is home to some of the world's most popular musicals and here you can find out all about them.
  • Jazz - Fans of jazz can delight in all that Germany has to offer. Here you can learn about German music that includes blues to big-band jazz styles, as well as some of the local and international stars that perform all across Germany.
  • Dont forget to check out our German Pop Music, Varieties and Composers pages as well!

Special Tip

From April 3 to 26, 2009, nine towns in Thuringia will be hosting the Thuringian Bach Festival 2009. A series of 40 concerts held in cities such as Weimar, Eisenach and Erfurt will attract an international audience; to open with a performance of the famous "St. Matthew Passion" in Arnstadt. For information on the festival program click here. For tickets and accommodation go to