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1. Barthels HofBook Ticket*
Barthels Hof is a historic building complex in Leipzig's city centre. It is the last “passage” obtained almost in original condition in times of the trade fair, i.e. The carriages went in, the goods were unloaded, and the carriages went out – without turning. The stables of the horses were in the suburbs of Leipzig, e.g. Gohlis or Liebertwolkwitz. From 1893 there was the so-called sample fair; i.e. only samples of the goods were shown, which were then manufactured on order. The Barthels Hof stretches from the Market Square to the Kleiner Fleischergasse and is now one of the city's major attractions.
2. Museum of Fine ArtsBook Ticket*
The Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig in Leipzig is a German art museum. It was established in 1848 as an initiative of the citizenry, initially in the Leipzig Bürgerschule as the first interim. From 1858 to 1943, the Picture Museum was housed in its own collection building on Augustusplatz. After a further interim period from 1945 to 2003, the museum's holdings have been housed in the new museum building in Katharinenstraße since 2004. With over 10,000 m2 of exhibition space, it is one of the largest exhibition venues in Germany. The museum is run by the City of Leipzig.
3. 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.
4. Lindenfels Westflügel
The west wing Leipzig is an international production center for figure theater in Leipziger Hähnelstraße 27. The Lindenfels Westflügel e. V. is the owner of the building and sponsoring association of the theater. In addition to maintaining and renovating the property, the aim of the initiative is to implement an internationally oriented event location in the west wing. Since 2003, theater performances, concerts, exhibitions and performances have been held in the building once built as a ball house. The focus is on international figure theater. The house acts as a venue and production center, offers workshops and also works on the encounter of theory and practice. Since 2012 there has been the culture Froelich & Herrlich on the ground floor, which is open every Friday and at events. It is based on the oven tube manufacturer, who in the meantime used the building to store oven pipes. The revenue of the bar will benefit the west wing's work, they are operated by volunteers. Friendly artists offer cultural programs.
5. 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.
6. 17. Juni 1953
The uprising of 17 June 1953 is the name given to the events in the GDR, in the course of which a wave of strikes, mass demonstrations and political protests took place in the days around 17 June 1953. Triggered by various causes, primarily the sometimes brutal and ruthless construction of socialism for many citizens, as well as repressive measures by the SED regime, the anti-Stalinist uprising extended to large parts of the still young state. In a conflagration, political, economic and social demands were made, including the resignation of the government, free elections and the release of all political prisoners.
7. Dölitzer Schacht
The Dölitz lignite mine was a lignite mine in the Dölitz district of Leipzig, Germany, and is the last evidence of underground lignite mining in central Germany that is open 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 open-pit facilities with headframe, shaft house, winding machine room and steam boilers as well as the new sorting system have been preserved. These buildings are listed as the "Technical Monument Dölitz Shaft" and are part of the Central German Road of Lignite.
Gustav II Adolf from the House of Wasa was king of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and one of the most important figures in Swedish history and the Thirty Years War. It contributed significantly through reforms and military-political action to provide Sweden with 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 enforce this hegemonic position prevented a victory from the imperial Catholic camp of the Habsburg, thus also ensuring the existence of German Protestantism.
9. Knauthainer Mühle
Since the Middle Ages, there has been evidence of mills in Leipzig. They were watermills, and they were all to the west and close to the city. The process water was brought in 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 were not only used as flour mills, but also to power various other trades. The regulation of the weirs and ditches as well as their maintenance provided a certain level of flood protection.
The concrete hall is a building on the old exhibition center in Leipzig. It was created for the International Baufach exhibition in 1913 (IBA) and already bore this name. In her seventy -year history as an exhibition hall of the technical fair, she received number 12 in the 1930s and used as an event location from 2006 in the last numbering, she was called Volkspalast by 2010 and Pantheon Leipzig until 2012. Since then she has been the event palace. It is the oldest building on the site and is a listed building.
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 Monarch Hill 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 Meusdorf district in an area that belongs to the Liebertwolkwitz district and is largely built-up. It bears a monument commemorating the Battle of Leipzig, when the three Allied monarchs watched the battle unfold from here and learned of Napoleon's retreat.
13. 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.
14. Lange Lene
Lange Lene is the name given to a residential building in the Probstheida district of Leipzig, Germany. The building was built from 1966 to 1968 in prefabricated construction, has ten floors and four staircases. With a length of 333 metres, Lange Lene is Leipzig's longest residential and tenement 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 Capa House is a building in the Lindenau quarter of Leipzig, Germany at Jahnallee 61. It is named after the American war reporter and photographer Robert Capa, and is the location where Capa took The Picture of the Last Man to Die of the United States army soldier Raymond J. Bowman, who was killed there two weeks before the end of the Second World War in Europe. The images became internationally known when they were published in Life magazine.
The raft site [ˈflɔsˌplat͡s] – pronounced by "short O" [ɔ] in Leipzig – is the remnant of a larger historical complex that for centuries served to supply the city of Leipzig with firewood, but also with building timber. It owes its name to its function as an urban stacking and selling place for the timber rafted across the Elster and Pleiße. In its history, it was therefore sometimes called Holzplatz or Churfürstlicher Holzplatz.
St. Mary's Church in Leipzig-Stötteritz is an Evangelical Lutheran church in the district of Stötteritz in Leipzig, Germany. It was built in 1702/03 as a single-nave hall church in the Baroque style, making it the oldest building in the district. Inside the listed church is a triptych created around 1480 in the environment of Hans Pleydenwurff, which is considered the most important work of late Gothic panel painting in Leipzig.
18. Torhaus Schloss Dölitz
The Dölitz Gatehouse is the architectural remnant of an aristocratic residence, Dölitz Castle 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 pewter figure museum, whose collection of about 100,000 pewter figurines is one of the three largest open to the public in the world.
19. Kirche Gottscheina
The Gottscheina Church is a church building of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony in the Gottscheina district of Leipzig, Germany. 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 together with it enjoys monument protection.
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.
The Hotel Fürstenhof is the oldest luxury hotel in Leipzig. The original building of Löhr's house on today's Tröndlinring 8 dates from 1771, and since 1890 it has been operated as a hotel- combined with several conversions and extensions. The house has been owned by Vicus Group AG since 2018, and it was also a member of the Leipzig Hotel Alliance. The hotel has been closed since March 2021.
22. 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.
23. St. Martin
Plaußig Church is a church building in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sachsens in Plaußig district of Leipzig. It is located at the center of the former street village next to the former knight's estate. Towards the south, the wooded terrain falls slightly to the Parthe. The church enjoys monument protection including the surrounding cemetery and the war memorial located thereon.
24. Kirche Hohen Thekla
The Church of Hohen Thekla is an originally Romanesque sacred building on the Kirchberg in Thekla, district of the city of Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony in the 12th century. The Church of Hohen Thekla - together with the mountain church in Beucha and the church of Panitzsch - is commonly described as one of the “three high priests” in the Leipzig area.
25. 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.
26. 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 Reclam Museum is a book museum in the Leipzig Graphischen Viertel, Kreuzstraße 12. It includes an exhibition of around 10,000 books, 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 to publications by Reclam publishers.
28. Pfarrkirche Liebfrauen
The Liebfrauenkirche in Leipzig-Lindenau is the parish church of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Philipp Neri in the Dean's Office in Leipzig. It stands on the southern border of Lindenau at Karl-Heine-Straße 112 near the Leipzig-Plagwitz train station. The building, which was built in a neo -Romanesque style, is a listed building.
29. St. Lukas-Kirche
St. Luke's Church is a Protestant church in the east of Leipzig in the center of the district of Volkmarsdorf. The 71-metre-high tower, crowned with a pointed helmet, is the district's landmark, which can be seen from afar. Since 2015, the Old Lutheran St. Trinitatis parish in Leipzig has been using the sacred building of the SELK.
30. Erholungspark Lößnig-Dölitz
The Lößnig-Dölitz recreation park is one of the youngest and largest parks in Leipzig. It was built on a site under which underground lignite mining was once carried out. The park is an extensive meadow area consisting of individual trees and groups of trees and interspersed with water areas with different adventure areas.
31. UT Connewitz
The UT Connewitz is the oldest still preserved lighting theater in Leipzig and one of the oldest Germany. It is located at Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12 in Connewitz. The first film demonstration took place on Christmas Day in 1912: The crime film was given the black cat, 2nd part, a short silent film directed by Viggo Larsen.
The Church of Reconciliation is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Leipzig-Gohlis, on the corner of Franz-Mehring-Straße 44 / Viertelsweg, near the Krochsiedlung. It was built from 1930 to 1932 according to the design of the Leipzig architect Hans Heinrich Grotjahn in the style of New Objectivity and is a listed building.
The Goethedenkmal in Leipzig is a bronze statue on a high pedestal on the Naschmarkt in front of the Old Handelsbörse, which Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) represents as a young man in Leipzig, with reference to his almost three-year period of study in his studies. It was created by Carl Seffner (1861–1932).
34. 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.
35. Geschwister Scholl-Haus, Institut für Kunstpädagogik
The building on Leipziger Ritterstraße 8–10 was built in 1908–1910 as the seat of the first German commercial university on one of the oldest plots of the University of Leipzig, the Grand Prince College. The building design was created by Fritz Schumacher (1869–1947), the co-founder of the Deutscher Werkbund.
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 Democracy Bell is a monument located on Augustusplatz in Leipzig. The monument is a brass-coloured, egg-shaped bronze bell that is about 150 cm high. The bell is dedicated to the Peaceful Revolution and was inaugurated on the 20th anniversary of the Monday demonstration on 9 October 1989, i.e. 9 October 2009.
The Güntz-Park is a park of about three hectares in the southeast of Leipzig between Güntzstraße and Schönbachstraße. According to the municipal city structure of 1992, the park belongs to the district of Stötteritz, but is located on the former Thonberg corridor. That's why another name is Thonberg Park.
39. 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.
40. St. Gabrielskirche
St. Gabriel is the Roman Catholic church in the district of Wiederitzsch in Leipzig. It is a church in the Catholic Parish of St. Georg Leipzig Nord, in the Leipzig Dean. Your address is Georg-Herwegh-Str. 22, 04158 Leipzig. Due to its exceptional architecture, it is protected by monument.
Old St. Peter's Church is a Lutheran parish and church in the old town of Leipzig, Germany. The present church building, in Gothic Revival style, was erected from 1882 onwards at the Gaudigplatz, and also serves as a concert venue. It replaced a former building at a different location.
42. 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.
43. Großer Blumenberg
Großer Blumenberg is the name of a residential and commercial building in Leipzig, Germany. The current 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.
The Heinrich Heine monument in Leipzig is one of the first monuments that were built in the city after the Second World War. It was inaugurated on the 150th birthday of the poet. The material comes from the base of the victory monument dismantled in 1946 on the market.
The church in Paunsdorf-Genezarethkirche Paunsdorf since 1946-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".
46. HTWK Leipzig Wiener Bau Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
The Municipal Trade School Leipzig was a higher professional school. Numerous changes in name, connections with other institutions, and level increases and profile matches eventually led to today's University of Technology, Economics and Culture Leipzig (HTWK).
47. Drei Könige
The Haus Drei Könige at Petersstraße 32/34 in Leipzig is a commercial building that was one of the inner-city exhibition halls until 1990. With 2500 m² of exhibition space, it was one of the smallest. It was used to exhibit shoes at the Leipzig trade fairs.
48. Goldene Hand
Haus Goldene Hand in Leipzig is a residential and commercial building located at Nikolaistraße 16. The name refers to the depiction of the house sign above the entrance, a golden hand. The house, built in the style of late classicism, is a listed building.
49. 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.
St. Andrew's Chapel is an 11th-century church building in the Knautnaundorf district of Leipzig, Germany. It is the oldest surviving ecclesiastical space on Saxon soil and the oldest surviving building in Leipzig since the incorporation of Knautnaundorf.
51. Museum in der Runden Ecke
The Museum Memorial in the "Round Corner" is a museum in the former seat of the district administration for state security at the Dittrichring in Leipzig about the history, structure and working method of the Ministry for State Security (MfS) in the GDR.
52. 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 the Nations near Leipzig. Another former one stood in Markkleeberg.
53. Ev.-Luth. Kirche zu Wiederitzsch
The Step of the Century is a bronze sculpture created by Wolfgang Mattheuer in 1984. It is considered one of the most important works of art of the GDR at the time of the division of Germany and is a parable of the inner turmoil of the 20th century.
55. Academy for Visual Arts
The Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) or Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig is one of the oldest art schools in Germany, dating back to 1764. The school has four colleges specializing in fine arts, graphic design, photography and new media art.
56. Park an der Etzoldschen Sandgrube
The Park an der Etzoldsche Sandgrube is a park in the south-east of Leipzig with a memorial to the University Church of St. Pauli, which was blown up in 1968. On city maps, you can also find the names Freizeitpark Südost and Freundschaftspark.
Carl Friedrich Goerdeler was a German conservative politician, monarchist, 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.
58. 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.
61. Haus Pommer
Haus Pommer is a listed residential and studio building from the 19th century, located on the corner of Hillerstraße 9 and Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 69 in Leipzig's Bach district. It was the ancestral seat of the Pommer family.
The Könneritzbrücke spans the White Elster and connects the Leipzig districts of Plagwitz and Schleußig in the course of Ernst-Mey-Straße. It is named after the former Saxon finance minister Leonce von Könneritz.
64. Russische Gedächtniskirche
The Rabensteinplatz is a square in the eastern suburb of Leipzig. Historically a place of execution, it was designed to form a green area in the 19th century. Rabensteinplatz is under monument protection.
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