Top Choice Church in Leipzig


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 Dresden


After massive renovations following severe 2002 flood damage, the Renaissance-era former arsenal became the stunning home of the Galerie Neue Meister (New Masters Gallery), which displays an arc of paintings by some…
Top Choice Museum in Dresden

Historisches Grünes Gewölbe

The Historic Green Vault displays some 3000 precious items in the same fashion as during the time of August der Starke, namely on shelves and tables without glass protection in a series of increasingly lavish rooms.…
Top Choice Palace in Dresden


A collaboration between the architect Matthäus Pöppelmann and the sculptor Balthasar Permoser, the Zwinger was built between 1710 and 1728 on the orders of Augustus the Strong, who having returned from seeing Louis …
Top Choice Gallery in Chemnitz

Museum Gunzenhauser

A former 1930 bank building, built in austere New Objectivity style, is now a gallery of 20th-century art, most famous for its expressionist works by such key artists as Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and local…
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 …
Top Choice Museum in Dresden

Militärhistorisches Museum Dresden

Even devout pacifists will be awed by this engaging museum that reopened in 2011 in a 19th-century arsenal bisected by a bold glass-and-steel wedge designed by Daniel Libeskind. Exhibits have been updated for the 21…
Top Choice Museum in Dresden

Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister

This astounding collection of European art from the 16th to 18th centuries boasts an incredible number of masterpieces, including Rafael's famous Sistine Madonna, which dominates the enormous main hall on the ground…
Gallery in Leipzig

Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst

Contemporary art in all media is the speciality of this gallery, presented in temporary exhibits in a minimalist container-like space and a late-19th-century villa.
Landmark in Leipzig


For sweeping city views, ride the lift to the 29th floor of the modernist City-Hochhaus; there's a restaurant there.