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Sights

Old Town Hall

Markt 1

The Old Town Hall is one of the most beautiful German Renaissance-style town halls. In 1556/1557 it was built by the mayor Hieronymus Lotter in only 9 months.

New Town Hall

Martin-Luther-Ring 4-6

Already Martin Luther was a guest in today's New Town Hall - the former Pleißenburg. Since 1905, it is seat of the government of Leipzig.

St. Thomas Church and St. Thomas Boys Choir

Thomaskirchhof 18, everyday open from 9 am to 6 pm

The world-famous St. Thomas Boys Choir has originated more than 800 years ago from the liturgical chant exercise in the former Canons Regular of St. Augustine. In the St. Thomas Church, Johann Sebastian Bach has worked from 1723 to 1750. The church is one of the emblems of the city. Here, many international concerts take place.

St. Nicholas Church

Nikolaikirchhof 3, every day open from 10 am to 6 pm

The 800 years old St. Nicholas Church is one of the oldest churches in Leipzig. Since its existence, it has been closely linked to the history of the city and its citizens – if as Romanesque basilica, Gothic hall church and finally today with a classically redesigned interior. The St. Nicholas Church was the central origin of the peaceful revolution in 1989 which was followed by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German reunification on the 3rd of October 1990.

Gewandhaus and Gewandhaus Orchestra

Augustusplatz 8

The world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra is the oldest civil concert orchestra. It has been connected to the city for more than 250 years. Place of its activity is the Gewandhaus at Augustusplatz.

Central Station

Willy-Brandt-Platz 7

The central station of Leipzig is one of the biggest railway terminus in Europe.

Leipzig Historical Museum

Markt 1, Böttchergässchen 3, open: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am till 6 pm

The Historical Museum is the historical memory of the city. It is where objects and information connected to the city are collected, documented, annotated and presented in exhibitions.

Museum of the Fine Arts

Katharinenstraße 10, open: Monday and Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday from 12 am to 8 pm

The museum was founded by art collectors and sponsors of Leipzig in 1837. It is one of the most important civil art collections in Germany. The collection comprises about 3,500 paintings, 1,000 sculptures and 60,000 graphic sheets. It contains works from the late Middle Ages up to the present.

Zoo

Pfaffendorfer Str. 29, every day open from 9 am to 7 pm

The zoo of Leipzig is one of the oldest and most species-rich zoos in the world – and one of the most popular recreational facilities in Leipzig. Main attractions are “Pongoland” (the world of the apes), “Makasi Simba” (the lion savannah), a “Tiger Taiga” and an African savannah.

Memorial for the Battle of the Nations (Völkerschlachtdenkmal)

Prager Straße, 04299 Leipzig, everyday open from 10 am to 6 pm

The Memorial for the Battle of the Nations is the biggest European monument with a viewing platform in a height of 90 meters. In 1913, it was built at the historical place in centennial commemoration of the Battle of the Nations in 1813.

Sniff and Touch Garden

Linnéstraße 1, every day open from 9 am to 8 pm

The Sniff and Touch Garden is specially oriented to the needs of blind and visually impaired people. There are 16 areas with different materials, water games, small architectures and more than 250 plant species. Discover and enjoy its beauty! Signage is available in Braille and common print.

Braille-Ambassador

picture Maha Khochen

Maha Khochen (40),
Tyre/Lebanon, currently resident in London/UK

»Braille was the light at the end of the tunnel which I was searching for.«

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