41 Sights in Leipzig, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Leipzig, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 41 sights are available in Leipzig, Germany.

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1. Monument to the Battle of the Nations

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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.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Battle of the Nations (EN)

2. Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof is Germany's oldest preserved railway station, located in Leipzig, Germany. 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.

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3. Panometer

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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.

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4. Alter Johannisfriedhof

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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.

Wikipedia: Alter Johannisfriedhof (EN)

5. Barthels Hof

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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.

Wikipedia: Barthels Hof (DE)

6. 17. Juni 1953

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The uprising of 17 June 1953 is the name given to the popular uprising in which a wave of strikes, mass demonstrations and political protests took place in the GDR in the days around 17 June 1953. In a conflagration in the GDR, political, economic and social demands were made. These included resignation of the government, free elections and the release of all political prisoners. The Soviet occupying power violently ended the popular uprising by troops of the Soviet army with the participation of police forces of the GDR regime.

Wikipedia: Aufstand des 17. Juni (DE)

7. Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum

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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.

Wikipedia: German Museum of Books and Writing (EN)

8. Floßplatz

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The "Raft Square"-pronounced "Kurz O" in Leipzig-is the relic of a larger historic complex that has provided wood and building timber for the city of Leipzig for centuries. "Raft Square"-pronounced "Kurz O" in Leipzig. Its name derives from its function as a place where the city stacks and sells timber, drifting through the Elster and Plesser rivers. Therefore, in its history, it is sometimes called Holz-or Churfürstlicher Holzplatz.

Wikipedia: Floßplatz (Leipzig) (DE)

9. Marienkirche

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The Marienkirche Leipzig-Stötteritz is an Evangelical Lutheran religious building in the Leipzig district of Stötteritz. 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 vicinity of Hans Pleydenwurff, which is considered the most important work of late Gothic panel painting in Leipzig.

Wikipedia: Marienkirche (Leipzig) (DE)

10. Iljuschin IL-62

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Iljuschin IL-62 Sergey Lysenko / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Ilyushin Il-62 is a Soviet long-range narrow-body jetliner conceived in 1960 by Ilyushin. As successor to the popular turboprop Il-18 and with capacity for almost 200 passengers and crew, the Il-62 was the world's largest jet airliner when first flown in 1963. One of four pioneering long-range designs, it was the first such type to be operated by the Soviet Union and a number of allied nations.

Wikipedia: Ilyushin Il-62 (EN)

11. Matthäikirchdenkmal

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Matthäikirchdenkmal H.-P.Haack (Diskussion) 12:42, 27. Apr. 2012 (CEST) / Attribution

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.

Wikipedia: St. Matthew, Leipzig (EN)

12. Henriette Goldschmidt

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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.

Wikipedia: Henriette Goldschmidt (EN)

13. City-Hochhaus

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City-Hochhaus Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

City-Hochhaus is 36-story skyscraper in Leipzig, Germany. At 142 m (466 ft), it is the tallest multistory building in Leipzig. 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.

Wikipedia: City-Hochhaus Leipzig (EN)

14. Fürstenhof

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Fürstenhof unbekannt / Logo

Fürstenhof Hotel is the oldest luxury hotel in Leipzig. Löhr's house, originally built in 1771, is located at today's Tröndlinring 8 and has been operating as a hotel since 1890-after several renovations and extensions. The hotel has been owned by Vicus Group AG since 2018 and is also a member of the Leipzig Hotels Alliance. Hotels have been closed since March 2021.

Wikipedia: Hotel Fürstenhof (Leipzig) (DE)

15. Stadtarchiv Leipzig

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The Leipzig City Archive documents the history of Leipzig with evidence since the Middle Ages in the form of documents, files, business books, newspapers and printed materials, maps and plans as well as photos and postcards. With its holdings, it is one of the most important municipal archives in Germany. His tasks also include keeping the city chronicle.

Wikipedia: Stadtarchiv Leipzig (DE)

16. Reclam-Museum

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Reclam-Museum Dipl.-Des. Michael Kewitsch, Leipzig / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Reclam Museum is a book museum in the Leipzig Graphic Quarter, Kreuzstraße 12. It includes an exhibition of around 10,000 booklets, books etc. from Reclams Universal Library from its beginnings in 1867 to the present. It is the only museum and the most comprehensive collection of its kind on publications by the Reclam publishing house.

Wikipedia: Reclam-Museum (DE)

17. Demokratieglocke

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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.

Wikipedia: Demokratieglocke (DE)

18. Geschwister Scholl-Haus, Institut für Kunstpädagogik

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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.

Wikipedia: Geschwister-Scholl-Haus (Leipzig) (DE)

19. Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University

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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)

20. Goethedenkmal

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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).

Wikipedia: Goethedenkmal (Leipzig) (DE)

21. St. Lukas-Kirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Lukaskirche (Leipzig) (DE)

22. UT Connewitz

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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.

Wikipedia: UT Connewitz (DE)

23. Dr.-Güntz-Park

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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.

Wikipedia: Güntz-Park (DE)

24. Peterskirche

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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.

Wikipedia: St. Peter, Leipzig (EN)

25. Apelstein 45

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To commemorate the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, so-called Apelsteine were erected at important locations of the fighting, named after their initiator, the Leipzig citizen and writer Theodor Apel (1811–1867). There are a total of 50 such monuments in Leipzig and the surrounding area.

Wikipedia: Apelsteine (DE)

26. Großer Blumenberg

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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.

Wikipedia: Großer Blumenberg (DE)

27. Botanischer Garten Leipzig

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Leipzig Botanical Garden, , is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Leipzig, and 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.

Wikipedia: Leipzig Botanical Garden (EN)

28. Freund und Feind im Tod vereint

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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.

Wikipedia: Nordfriedhof (Leipzig) (EN)

29. Goldene Hand

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Goldene Hand Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Haus Goldene Hand in Leipzig is a residential and commercial 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.

Wikipedia: Goldene Hand (DE)

30. Jahrhundertschritt

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Jahrhundertschritt Jürgen Langguth / Copyrighted free use

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.

Wikipedia: Der Jahrhundertschritt (DE)

31. Park an der Etzoldschen Sandgrube

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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.

Wikipedia: Park an der Etzoldschen Sandgrube (DE)

32. Richard-Wagner-Denkmal

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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).

Wikipedia: Richard-Wagner-Denkmal (Leipzig) (DE)

33. HTWK Leipzig Wiener Bau Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

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Leipzig Vocational School is a vocational school. Many name changes, links with other institutions, as well as improved levels and overview adjustments, eventually led to today's Leipzig University of Technology, Economics and Culture.

Wikipedia: Städtische Gewerbeschule Leipzig (DE)

34. Goerdeler-Denkmal

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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.

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35. Apelstein 26

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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.

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36. Haus Pommer

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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 Bachviertel. It was the ancestral seat of the Pommer family.

Wikipedia: Haus Pommer (DE)

37. Lincks Gartenhaus

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Lincks Gartenhaus is a reconstructed garden house built in the Baroque period in Leipzig's Seeburg district. It was built by the Leipzig pharmacist Johann Heinrich Linck the Younger. Currently, it is used by a law firm.

Wikipedia: Lincks Gartenhaus (DE)

38. Erlöserkirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Leipzig) (DE)

39. Hôtel de Pologne

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The Hôtel de Pologne is a former hotel built between 1847 and 1848 in Leipzig, Hainstraße 16–18. The thirteen-axis building was the largest hotel in the city at the time of its construction with 130 rooms.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Pologne (DE)

40. Gedächtniskirche

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The Gedächtniskirche Schönefeld is the Evangelical Lutheran sacred building in Leipzig's Schönefeld district. The former village church was rebuilt between 1816 and 1820 as a classicist hall church.

Wikipedia: Gedächtniskirche Schönefeld (DE)

41. Dresdner Hof

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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.

Wikipedia: Dresdner Hof (Leipzig) (DE)

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