56 Sights in Leipzig, Germany (with Map and Images)
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1. PanometerBook Ticket*
The Leipzig Panometer is an attraction in Leipzig, Germany. It is a visual panorama displayed inside a former gasometer, accompanied by a thematic exhibition. The current theme is "Carolas Garten". The Panometer was created in 2003 by the Austrian-born artist Yadegar Asisi, who coined the name as a portmanteau of "panorama" and "gasometer". He opened another Panometer in Dresden in 2006. His panoramas are also displayed in Berlin, Pforzheim, Wittenberg, Hanover and Rouen.
2. Dölitzer Schacht
The Schacht Dölitz lignite underground mine was a lignite mine in the Leipzig district of Dölitz and is the last evidence of lignite mining in Central Germany accessible to the public. Popularly known as the "Dölitz shaft", the plant was operated almost continuously from 1895 until 1959. The last coal was officially mined on June 13, 1959. The surface facilities with headframe, shaft house, winding engine room and steam boilers as well as the new sorting system have been preserved. These buildings are listed as "Technisches Denkmal Schacht Dölitz" (Technical Monument Dölitz Shaft) and are part of the Mitteldeutsche Straße der Braunkohle.
3. Alter Johannisfriedhof
The Alter Johannisfriedhof is the oldest burial ground in the city of Leipzig, Germany. It began in 1278, as part of the Johannishospital in Leipzig, a leper hospital. It was later attached to the Johanniskirche, which was destroyed in World War II. In 1536 it became the common burial ground for the city of Leipzig, and expanded several times. It was also re-modeled in the style of the Camposanto in Pisa, a popular style of cemetery in Germany. In 1680 and 1805 the graveyard was expanded by the additions of sections three and four respectively, then the fifth and the final extension took place between 1827 and 1863. 1883 saw its last burial.
4. Barthels Hof
Barthels Hof is a historic building complex in Leipzig's city centre. It is the last "Durchhof" preserved almost in its original condition at the time of the goods fair, i.e. the wagons drove in, the goods were unloaded, and the wagons drove out – without turning around. The stables of the horses were in the suburbs of Leipzig, e.g. Gohlis or Liebertwolkwitz. From 1893 there was the so-called Mustermesse; i.e. only samples of the goods were shown, which were then made to order. Barthels Hof stretches from the market square to Kleine Fleischergasse and is now one of the city's most important sights.
Gustav II Adolf of the House of Vasa was King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and one of the most important figures in Swedish history and the Thirty Years' War. Through reforms and his military-political actions, he contributed significantly to giving Sweden a hegemonic position in northern Europe, which existed until the beginning of the 18th century. His intervention in the Thirty Years' War in Germany, motivated to assert this hegemonic position, prevented a victory of the imperial-Catholic camp of the Habsburgs and thus also secured the existence of German Protestantism.
6. 17. Juni 1953
When the uprising on September 17th. The people's uprising that took place around June 17th, 1953 was called "people's uprising". In June 1953, strikes, large-scale demonstrations and political protests broke out in GDR. The GDR put forward political, economic and social demands in a big fire. This includes the resignation of the government, free elections and the release of all political prisoners. The Soviet occupation forces forcibly ended the popular uprising through the Soviet army with the participation of the police force of the GDR regime.
7. Knauthainer Mühle
Mills have been documented in Leipzig since the Middle Ages. They were watermills, and they were all located west and near the city. The process water was brought through mill ditches from the flood-prone floodplain area of Pleiße and Weißer Elster. Since hydropower was the most important source of energy until the 19th century, the mills served not only as flour mills, but also to drive various other trades. The regulation of the weirs and discharge ditches as well as their maintenance offered a certain flood protection.
City-Hochhaus is 36-story skyscraper in Leipzig, Germany. At 142 m (466 ft), it is the tallest multistory building in Leipzig and is located proximately of the eastern part of the inner city ring road in Leipzig's district Mitte. The tower was designed by architect Hermann Henselmann in the shape of an open book, and built between 1968 and 1972. It followed Henselmann's idea to cap central places in cities with a prominent tower, such as the Jen-Tower in Jena and Fernsehturm in Berlin.
At 159 metres above sea level, the Monarchenhügel is the second highest natural elevation in the Leipzig city area after the Galgenberg in Liebertwolkwitz at 163 metres. It is located in the southeast of the city, east of the district Meusdorf in an area that belongs to the district Liebertwolkwitz and is largely built-up. It bears a monument commemorating the Battle of Leipzig, when the three allied monarchs watched the battle from here and learned of Napoleon's retreat.
10. Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum
The German Museum of Books and Writing in Leipzig, Germany, founded in 1884 as Deutsches Buchgewerbe-Museum, is the world's oldest museum of its kind, dedicated to collecting and preserving objects and documents as well as literature connected with the history of books, including paper, printing techniques, the art of illustration, and bookbinding. The museum is housed in a modern €60 million annex to the German National Library in Leipzig built in 2011.
11. Lange Lene
Lange Lene is a residential building in the Leipzig district of Probstheida. The building was built from 1966 to 1968 in prefabricated construction, has ten floors and four staircases. With a length of 333 meters, the Lange Lene is Leipzig's longest residential and apartment building. The building has the address Lene-Voigt-Straße 2–8. The street and apartment block are named after the Saxon dialect poet Lene Voigt (1891–1962).
The Marienkirche Leipzig-Stötteritz is an Evangelical Lutheran sacral building in the Leipzig district of Stötteritz. It was built in 1702/03 as a single -nave hall church in the style of the Baroque and is the oldest building in the district. Inside the listed church is a triptych that was created around 1480 in the area of Hans Pleydenwurff, which is considered the most important work of late Gothic panel painting in Leipzig.
13. Torhaus Schloss Dölitz
The gatehouse Dölitz is the structural remnant of a noble residence, the castle Dölitz in the village of Dölitz, which today belongs to Leipzig. Large parts of Dölitz Castle and with it the gatehouse were built in the last third of the 17th century. The gatehouse contains a tin figure museum, whose collection of about 100,000 tin figures is one of the three largest publicly accessible worldwide.
14. Kirche Gottscheina
The Gottscheina Church is a church building of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony in the Leipzig district of Gottscheina. It stands in the middle of the village, slightly elevated against the old Rundanger and as the southern end of the later cul-de-sac extension of the village. It is surrounded by the cemetery, which has a rammed earth wall, and enjoys monument protection together with it.
St. Matthew was a church in the old town of Leipzig. During its history it had several names and functions. As a church of the Franciscan order, built in 1488, it was known as Barfüßerkirche and Heiliggeistkirche. It served as a Lutheran church, known as Neukirche, from 1699. A new congregation formed in 1876 and named the church Matthäikirche. The building was destroyed in a bombing in 1943.
16. Henriette Goldschmidt
Henriette Goldschmidt (1825–1920) was a German Jewish feminist, pedagogist and social worker. She was one of the founders of the German Women's Association and worked to improve women's rights to access education and employment. As part of that effort, she founded the Society for Family Education and for People's Welfare and the first school offering higher education to women in Germany.
The Hotel Fürstenhof is the oldest luxury hotel in Leipzig. The original building Löhrs Haus at today's Tröndlinring 8 dates from 1771, since 1890 it has been operated as a hotel – combined with several conversions and extensions. Since 2018, the hotel has been owned by Vicus Group AG and was also a member of the Leipzig Hotel Alliance. The hotel has been closed since March 2021.
18. St. Martin
The Plaußig Church is a church building of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony in the Leipzig district of Plaußig. It stands in the centre of the former street village next to the former manor. To the south, the wooded terrain slopes slightly to the Parthe. The church enjoys monument protection including the surrounding cemetery and the war memorial located on it.
19. Bayerischer Bahnhof
Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof is Germany's oldest preserved railway station, located in Leipzig, Germany, in the southeastern part of the district Mitte. The station was first opened in 1842 for the Leipzig–Hof railway by the Saxon-Bavarian Railway Company, later taken over by the Royal Saxon State Railways and operated as the Saxon-Bavarian State Railways.
The Reclam Museum is a book museum in Leipzig's Graphisches Viertel, Kreuzstraße 12. It comprises an exhibition of around 10,000 notebooks, books, etc. from Reclam's Universal Library from its beginnings in 1867 to the present day. It is the only museum and the most comprehensive collection of its kind on publications of the Reclam publishing house.
21. Kirche Hohen Thekla
The church Hohe Thekla is a 12th century, originally Romanesque sacred building on the Kirchberg in Thekla, district of the city of Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony. The church Hohe Thekla – together with the mountain church Beucha and the church Panitzsch – is commonly referred to as one of the "Three High Priests" in the Leipzig area.
22. Stadtarchiv Leipzig
The Leipzig City Archives documents the history of Leipzig with documents in the form of documents, files, business books, newspapers and prints, maps and plans as well as photos and postcards since the Middle Ages. It is one of the most important municipal archives in Germany with its stocks. His tasks also include leading the city chronicle.
The Church of Reconciliation is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leipzig-Gohlis, on the corner plot of Franz-Mehring-Straße 44 / Viertelsweg, near the crawling settlement. From 1930 to 1932 it was built in the style of the new objectivity according to the draft of Leipzig architect Hans Heinrich Grotjahn and is a listed building.
Wikipedia: Versöhnungskirche (Leipzig) (DE), Website, Architect Wikipedia
The Democracy Bell is a monument located on Augustusplatz in Leipzig, Germany. The monument is a brass-coloured, egg-shaped bell made of bronze, which is about 150 cm high. The bell is dedicated to the Peaceful Revolution and was inaugurated on the 20th anniversary of the Monday demonstration of 9 October 1989, i.e. 9 October 2009.
25. Kirche Hohenheida
Hohenheida Church (German: Kirche Hohenheida) is a church building of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony in the Hohenheida district of Leipzig, Germany. It stands slightly elevated on the edge of the former village, is surrounded by the cemetery and forms the center of the old village center. It enjoys monument protection.
26. Geschwister Scholl-Haus, Institut für Kunstpädagogik
The building at Ritterstraße 8–10 in Leipzig was built between 1908 and 1910 as the seat of the first German commercial college on one of the oldest properties of the University of Leipzig, the Großer Fürstencolleg. The building was designed by Fritz Schumacher (1869–1947), co-founder of the Deutscher Werkbund.
27. Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University
The Museum of Musical Instruments of the University of Leipzig is a museum in Leipzig, Germany. It is located on Johannisplatz, near the city centre. The museum belongs to the University of Leipzig and is also part of the Grassi Museum, whose other members are the Museum of Ethnography and the Museum of Applied Arts.
Wikipedia: Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University (EN), Website
The Schillerhaus is a small former farmhouse in the Leipzig district of Gohlis. Friedrich Schiller lived on the upper floor of the house in the summer of 1785. He worked here on the 2nd act of Don Carlos, edited the Fiesco and wrote the first version of the poem "An die Freude", which he later completed in Dresden.
The Goethe Monument in Leipzig is a bronze statue standing on a high pedestal on the Naschmarkt in front of the Old Trade Exchange, which depicts Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) as a young man with reference to his almost three-year study time in Leipzig. It was created by Carl Seffner (1861–1932).
30. Monument to the Battle of the Nations
The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a monument in Leipzig, Germany, to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of the Nations. Paid for mostly by donations and the city of Leipzig, it was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle at a cost of six million goldmarks.
31. St. Gabrielskirche
St. Gabriel is the Roman Catholic Church in the Leipzig district of Wiederitzsch. It is a church of the Catholic parish of St. Georg Leipzig Nord in the Dean's Office in Leipzig. Your address is Georg-Herwegh-Str. 22, 04158 Leipzig. Because of her extraordinary architecture, she is a listed building.
32. St. Lukas-Kirche
The Lukaskirche is a Protestant church in the east of Leipzig in the center of Volkmarsdorf. The 71-meter-high tower, crowned with a pointed helmet, is the district's landmark visible from afar. Since 2015, the old Lutheran St. Trinitatisgemeinde Leipzig of the SELK has been using the sacred building.
33. UT Connewitz
UT Connewitz is the oldest surviving cinema in Leipzig and one of the oldest in Germany. It is located at Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12 in Connewitz. The first film screening took place on Christmas Day 1912: The crime film The Black Cat, Part 2, a short silent film directed by Viggo Larsen, was given.
34. Erholungspark Lößnig-Dölitz
Lönig-Dölitz Leisure Park is one of the youngest and largest parks in Leipzig. It was built in a place where underground lignite mining used to be carried out. The park is a vast meadow area composed of solitary trees and groups of trees interspersed on the water with different experience areas.
The Güntz-Park is a park of about three hectares in the southeast of Leipzig between Güntzstraße and Schönbachstraße. According to the municipal structure of 1992, the park belongs to the district of Stötteritz, but lies on former Thonberger Flur. That's why another name is Thonberg-Park.
36. Botanischer Garten Leipzig
The Leipzig Botanical Garden is a 3.5-hectare botanical garden maintained by the University of Leipzig and is located at Linnéstraße 1, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. It is the oldest botanical garden in Germany and among the oldest in the world, and open daily without charge.
The Church of Paunsdorf – since 1946 Genezarethkirche Paunsdorf – is the Evangelical Lutheran church in Leipzig-Paunsdorf. Together with the parishes of Baalsdorf-Mölkau and Sellerhausen-Volkmarsdorf, the Paunsdorf church belongs to the "parish in the east of Leipzig".
Wikipedia: Genezarethkirche (Leipzig-Paunsdorf) (DE), Website
38. Großer Blumenberg
Großer Blumenberg is the name of a residential and commercial building in Leipzig, Germany. The present building is the work of the architect Albert Geutebrück (1801–1868). It is one of the few surviving testimonies of classicist architecture in the centre of Leipzig.
39. Goldene Hand
The House of Golden Hand in Leipzig is a residential and business building at Nikolaistraße 16. The name refers to the representation of the house sign above the entrance, a golden hand. The house, built in the style of late classicism, is a listed building.
St Andrew's Chapel is one of the oldest parts in the 11th century. Church building in the Knautnaundorf district of Leipzig. It is the oldest preserved church space on Saxon land and the oldest preserved building in Leipzig since the merger of Knautnaundorf.
41. Freund und Feind im Tod vereint
The Nordfriedhof is a public cemetery run by the city of Leipzig, located at Berliner Straße 125–127 in the district of Eutritzsch between Hamburger Straße, Theresienstraße and Maximilianallee, directly adjoining the smaller Old Jewish Burial Ground.
42. Ev.-Luth. Kirche zu Wiederitzsch
The Church Wiederitzsch is a church building of the Evangelical Lutheran state church in Saxony in the Leipzig district of Wieditzsch. Her Romanesque parts go back to the 12th century. It stands in the former cemetery and enjoys monument protection.
Der Jahrhundertschritt is a bronze sculpture created by Wolfgang Mattheuer in 1984. It is regarded as one of the most important works of art in GDR during the period of German division, and it is a fable of division in the 20th century. Century.
44. Park an der Etzoldschen Sandgrube
The Park an der Etzoldschen Sandgrube is a park in the southeast of Leipzig with a memorial to the University Church of St. Pauli, which was blown up in 1968. On city maps there are also the names Freizeitpark Südost and Freundschaftspark.
45. Österreicherdenkmal Lößnig
The Austrian monuments in Leipzig are four identical monuments from 1913 except for the inscriptions, which commemorate the successful participation of Austrian troops in the Battle of Leipzig. Another former building stood in Markkleeberg.
The Richard Wagner Monument in Leipzig was unveiled in 2013 on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner (1813–1883). It was created by Stephan Balkenhol using the pedestal designed 100 years ago by Max Klinger (1857–1920).
The Stephanuskirche Mockau is the Evangelical-Lutheran sacred building in Leipzig's district of Mockau. The church is the oldest building in the village, it has been called St. Stephen's Church since 1926 in honor of the martyr Stephen.
48. HTWK Leipzig Wiener Bau Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
The Städtische Gewerbeschule Leipzig was a secondary school. Numerous name changes, connections with other institutions as well as level increases and profile adjustments finally led to today's Leipzig University of Applied Sciences.
Carl Friedrich Goerdeler was a monarchist conservative German politician, executive, economist, civil servant and opponent of the Nazi regime. He opposed some anti-Jewish policies while he held office and was opposed to the Holocaust.
50. Apelstein 3
The Apel-stones, named after the writer Theodor Apel from Leipzig who commissioned them, mark important events during the Battle of Leipzig. There are 50 in total. They were sculpted by A. F. Aster, and put up between 1861 and 1865.
The Natural History Museum in Leipzig is a natural history museum in the city of Leipzig, Germany, located at the northwest corner of the Inner City Ring Road. The museum contains the insect collection of Alexander Julius Reichert.
52. Haus Pommer
The Pommer house is a listed residential and studio building from the 19th century, which is located on corner of Hillerstrasse 9 and Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 69 in the Leipzig Bachviertel. It was the Pommer family's headquarters.
53. TP Wachau
The Royal Saxon Triangulation (here with the historical proper name) is a land survey carried out in the years 1862 to 1890 on the territory of the Kingdom of Saxony with simultaneous creation of a trigonometric network.
The Church of the Redeemer is a Protestant church building in the Leipzig district of Reudnitz-Thonberg or Thonberg. The church was built between 2004 and 2006 and the foundation stone was laid on 12 May 2005.
The Könneritz Bridge spans the White Elster and connects the Leipzig districts of Plagwitz and Schleußig along Ernst-Mey-Straße. It is named after the former Saxon Finance Minister Leonce von Könneritz.
56. Dresdner Hof
The Dresdner Hof in Leipzig is a former trade fair building on Neumarkt, corner of Kupfergasse. The majority of the house served as a retirement home until 2022. The Dresdner Hof is a listed building.
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