The Leipziger Notenspur (Leipzig Music Trail) is a cross-generation project that offers children an opportunity to experience classical music on their own.
The best way to develop a children’s project is to let children take part in the developing process. This fact was considered by the creators of the Kleine Leipziger Notenspur (Little Leipzig Music Trail). Children contributed to the choice of the name for the initiative and to the development of the mascot Toni.
Along with the appealing design of the route markers, the concrete implementation of the Kleine Leipziger Notenspur comprises a great number of interactive offers for children, such as the Notenspur Entdeckerpass (Discovery Passport) with child-oriented information, tasks and riddles for each station, the riddle installation “Notenwand” or “Music Wall” (Pentahotel Leipzig, Dörrienstrasse), audio samples for children via the audio guidance system, and family-friendly campaigns with the involvement of the participating museums.
The Kleine Leipziger Notenspur supports efforts of various music institutions to find an approach to the music amateurs of tomorrow. Besides, it sends a clear message against the limitation of classical music to so-called “temples of the Muses” and the older generation. In the long run, the Kleine Leipziger Notenspur contributes notably to the promotion of activities for families and children under the slogan “Junge Stadt” (“Young City”) by the City of Leipzig.
A free leaflet with a map and short descriptions of the stations (only German) can be downloaded in PDF format for private use only. The Discovery Passport (“Entdeckerpass”) is available for a nominal fee of €2.50 at the following stations: the Leipzig Tourist Information Office, the Gewandhaus Shop, Bach Museum, Mendelssohn House and Schumann House. For PDF-download click here: Discovery Pass