Objective of the Leipzig Music Ride

Leipzig, the City of Music, city of the lives and work of preeminent composers of the 18th to 20th centuries, boasts an extraordinary wealth of sites of musical historical interest. Several of the most significant of these locations do not lie in the city centre and, therefore, can not so readily be investigated as part of a "musical" promenade. A good number of these sites are also situated in particularly attractive surroundings, embedded in the river-laced outskirts of the city. This twofold virtue can now be explored by Leipzig's guests and citizens alike, by means of the Leipzig Music Ride. In beginning nearby St. Thomas's Church and concluding at the Gewandhaus, the Music Ride forges an arch between the two most illustrious summits of Leipzig's musical history. The unusual fusion of music with this vicinity to nature creates a highly individual recreational experience. As a result of the planned integration of the Leipzig Music Ride with the cycle routes on the Elster and Pleiße rivers, as well as its future connection to those on the Mulde and the Saale, a captivating new attraction for interregional bicycle tourism will be created.
The Music Ride also contributes to the promotion of a diverse range of Leipzig's treasures that are not yet the focus of the attention and tourist interest they deserve: the Wilhelminian Quarter, the city's gardens and waterways, the flora-rich floodplains, country estates and parks, stately homes and works of art in the public domain.