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  • 1 Forum for Contemporary History Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Grimmaische Str. 6 D - Leipzig

    This interesting museum, dedicated to the history of the city and of East Germany after the war, was designed as a heritage site and features a library and information centre. After an introduction highlighting the war and its atrocities, the exhibit..

  • 2 Museum of Fine Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Katharinenstr. 10 D - 04109 Leipzig

    The Museum der Bildenden Kunste houses one of the largest collections of fine art in Europe, with works from the late Middle Ages to the present day. Designed by a firm of architects from Berlin (Hufnagel, Pütz and Rafaelian), the 34m-high glass cube..

  • 3 Former Town Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Markt D - 04109 Leipzig

    The Town Hall was built in 1556 by the burgomaster of Leipzig, Hieronymus Lotter. Decorated with a lovely Renaissance façade, it has a gabled roof pierced with windows and now houses the City Museum.

  • 4 St Thomas's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Thomaskirchhof D - 04103 Leipzig

    This 13C church took on its current three-nave form as a church in the late 15C. It is famous for Johann Sebastian Bach, who was «cantor» here and who rests in the church, but also for the Thomanerchors, a choir from the school of St Thomas founded i..

  • 5 Former Produce Exchange Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Naschmarkt D - 04109 Leipzig

    This old stock exchange was built by JG Starcke (1678-1687) and was the first Baroque building in Leipzig. Today, it is a performance hall. It is decorated with a statue by Carl Seffner (1903) representing Goethe when he was a student.

  • 6 Egyptian Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Goethestr. 2 D - 04109 Leipzig

    The university museum has a large collection of around 8,000 pieces, covering 5 millennia of pharaonic civilisation.

  • 7 Mädlerpassage

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Mädlerpassage D - 04109 Leipzig

    This is the most sumptuous passage and also the best known, most probably because Auerbach's cellar, was immortalised by Goethe in Faust. Before you go down there, take a look at Matthieu Molitor's two bronzes:Faust and Mephisto and the Lustige Gesel..

  • 8 Specks Hof

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Schuhmachergäßchen D - 04109 Leipzig

    The restoration of the exhibition building dating from 1911 was the subject of much controversy, but the result strikes a good balance between the old and the modern. Specks Hof is a courtyard leading to the picturesque Hansahaus, with a courtyard co..

  • 9 Strohsack

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strohsack D - 04109 Leipzig

    This modern looking passage joins Nikolaistraße and Ritterstraße. Note the clock inlaid in the ground and covered with glass.

  • 10 Steibs Hof

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Steibs Hof D - 04109 Leipzig

    This exhibition building with its white and blue-tiled interior courtyards was built in 1907 for a fur merchant - until the 1930s, Leipzig was the European centre of the fur trade.

  • 11 Jägerhof

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Jägerhof D - 04109 Leipzig

    A cinema has moved into this passageway, the ground of which is paved with ivory-coloured slabs, an Art Nouveau masterpiece (1913-1914).

  • 12 Augustusplatz

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Augustusplatz D - 04109 Leipzig

    The former Karl-Marx-Platz, which has been completely renovated, is home to some of the city's most impressive monuments. On the northern side is the Opera House, built in 1956-1960 and boasting excellent acoustics. Right in your line of vision to th..

  • 13 Hauptbahnhof - Central Train Station

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D - 04109 Leipzig

    Abandoned since the Second World War, Leipzig Station was renovated during 1995 to 1996. The change is remarkable: the halls were restored and a new 30 000m2 shopping centre with three floors opened. Originally built in 1915, the present-day station ..

  • 14 Bachmuseum

    Museums and art

    Thomaskirchhof 15-16 D - 04103 Leipzig

    The Bach Museum is housed in the Bose family house, a family that was linked with the musician. The museum contains documents recounting Bach's life, work and influence and it is largely devoted to the years Bach spent in Leipzig.

  • 15 Katharinenstraße

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Katharinenstr. D - 04109 Leipzig

    On the western side of the street, there are several Baroque houses still standing. The most beautiful is undoubtedly the Romanushaus built between 1701 and 1704 for the burgomaster Franz Conrad Romanus. At n° 11, admire the Fregehaus, house of rich ..

  • 16 Mendelssohn-Haus

    Museums and art

    Goldschmidtstr. 12 D - 04103 Leipzig

    The composer Félix Mendelssohn Bartholdy spent his last years in this sumptuous house. He died in 1847 at the age of 38. There are original objects and furniture that show the surroundings in which he lived. Concerts are held in the pretty music room..

  • 17 Museum in der Runden Ecke - Stasi Museum

    Museums and art

    Dittrichring 24 D - 04109 Leipzig

    Situated in the former headquarters of Leipzig's Stasi administration, this contemporary history exhibition Stasi - Power and Banality gives an overview of the methods applied by the Ministry of State Security, which employed 85,000 people to record ..

  • 18 St Nicholas's Church

    Religious buildings

    Nikolaistr. D - 04109 Leipzig

    Initially built in the Romanesque style, this building was transformed into a Gothic hall in around 1520. A double gallery surrounds the triple nave. The interior is in the neo-Classical style, with fluted columns in palms of a tender green while the..

  • 19 New Concert Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Augustusplatz D - 04109 Leipzig

    This concert hall was inaugurated in 1981. More than 1,900 people can be seated here to listen to the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. The statue of Beethoven (1902) is by Max Klinger, a Leipzig sculptor. In front of the Gewandhaus, the Mendebrunnen Foun..

  • 20 Grassi Museum

    Museums and art

    Grimmaischer Steinweg D - 04103 Leipzig

    An imposing complex with four interior courtyards houses the Grassi Museum. Built in the 1920s, this Expressionist style building also has a few Art Deco features. The museum is actually three museums - a Craft Museum, a Museum of Ethnography coverin..

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