Attractions

Top Choice Church in Leipzig

Nikolaikirche

This church has Romanesque and Gothic roots but since 1797 has sported a striking neoclassical interior with palm-like pillars and cream-coloured pews. The design is certainly gorgeous but the church is most famous …
Top Choice Museum in Leipzig

Museum der Bildenden Künste

This imposing modernist glass cube is the home of Leipzig's fine arts museum and its world-class collection of paintings from the 15th century to today, including works by Caspar David Friedrich, Cranach, Munch and …
Museum in Leipzig

Museen im Grassi

The university-run Museen im Grassi harbours three fantastic collections that are often overlooked, despite being a five-minute walk from Augustusplatz. At the stellar Musikinstrumenten-Museum you can discover music…
Museum in Leipzig

Stasi Museum

In the GDR the walls had ears, as is chillingly documented in this exhibit in the former Leipzig headquarters of the East German secret police (the Stasi), a building known as the Runde Ecke (Round Corner). English-…
Monument in Leipzig

Völkerschlachtdenkmal

Half a million soldiers fought – and one in five died – in the epic 1813 battle that led to the decisive victory of Prussian, Austrian and Russian forces over Napoleon’s army. Built a century later near the killing …
Museum in Leipzig

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

This fascinating, enormous and very well curated exhibit tells the political history of the GDR, from division and dictatorship to fall-of-the-Wall ecstasy and post-Wende blues. It's essential viewing for anyone see…
Museum in Leipzig

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum

Leipzig's beautiful Renaissance town hall is an atmospheric setting to recount the twists and turns of the city's history from its roots as a key medieval trading town to the present, including stops at the Battle o…
Church in Leipzig

Thomaskirche

Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor in the Thomaskirche from 1723 until his death in 1750, and his remains lie buried beneath a bronze plate in front of the altar. The Thomanerchor, once led by Bach, has been g…
Museum in Leipzig

Mendelssohn-Haus

A key figure of the Romantic age, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was appointed music director of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester in 1835 and held the position until shortly before his sudden death at age 38. Learn more…
Museum in Leipzig

City History Museum Annexe

North of the Naschmarkt is Sachsenplatz, a massive open square that now houses two newly built cultural outlets. The Museum of Fine Arts has a prestigious collection of works from the 15th century to the present and…