Museums

Art and galleries

Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts

Where art meets architecture...

The museum has over 7000 m² of exhibition space and is one of the oldest and most extensive public collections in Germany.

Emphasis is placed on the art of the "New Leipzig School" with works by artists such as Neo Rauch, Matthias Weischer and Christiane Baumgartner.

Special exhibitions take place regularly. Customised group tours can be booked on request.

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Grassi Museum

The Grassimuseum is a series of buildings at Johannisplatz that houses the Leipzig Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Applied Arts and the Museum for Musical Instruments of the Leipzig University.

 

GfZK, Contemporary Art Gallery

The works on display range from paintings, graphics, photographs, collages and sculptures to installations as well as video and media art. Many temporary exhibitions and other interdisciplinary projects deal, among other things, with the social role of art and aesthetics, the legacy of the GDR, and art from Eastern and South Eastern Europe in an international context.

 

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Spinnerei Art Centre

From Cotton to Culture...

Formerly the largest cotton spinning mill in continental Europe, the area is now one of the most interesting locations for the production and exhibition of contemporary art and culture.

Group tours of the Spinnerei site are available from Tuesday to Saturday. Customised group tours are available on request.

The in-depth tour lasts approx. 2 hours. The tour provides a glimpse into the history and development concept of the cotton spinning mill. You can also visit the archive, 4-6 of the 14 galleries, exhibition areas and two workshops (no artists' studios).

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig

Walking through the listed halls and cellars today, you can feel their history with your hands. The foundations of the boilers have been preserved, as well as a coal funnel, a dust filter, steam distributors, conveyor belts, the control centre and much more - not post-industrial charm, but authentic memories.

Individual guided tours through the IMMERSIVE ART multimedia shows and installations or behind the scenes can be arranged.

 

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© Harald Göbl

Panometer Leipzig

In the Panometer (a neologism of "Panorama" and "Gasometer") you can immerse yourself in the largest 360° panoramas in the world and feel part of this spectacular setting.

In the former Gasometer II, built in 1910, the 360° panoramas created by the artist Yadegar Asisi have been shown since 2003.

Groups can arrange their own dates in advance for a maximum of 20 people per guided tour through the accompanying exhibition and the circular image.

 

Tapetenwerk

About 20 artists as well as other creative design and handicraft businesses work in the former wallpaper factory.

During the Tapentenwerk festivities with a spring and autumn tour most of the studios, art rooms, workshops, the Shredderei Café and the factory canteen are open.

Dates for individual group tours up to 20 participants can be arranged.

 

© Tom Williger

Historical museums

Memorial Museum in the "Round Corner" (Stasi Museum)

For 40 years, the building was the seat of the Leipzig District Administration for State Security. Today it houses the Memorial Museum in the "Round Corner".

Here you can learn about the function, working methods and history of the Ministry for State Security in the former offices of the Stasi officers.

Group tours of the museum can be arranged on request.

 

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© www.robinkunzfotografie.de, Robin Kunz

Forum of Contemporary History

Experience the history of the GDR and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the time. It is told through numerous video and audio stations as well as interactive media.

For larger groups (from 15 persons) it is best to book a guided tour tailored to your needs in advance with the Visitor Service.

 

 

City of Music

Leipzig has a unique musical tradition. Many famous composers such as Bach, Mendelssohn, Grieg and Schumann worked in the city. Their places of work are now part of Leipzig's music scene. The fascinating power of music can be felt everywhere - in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, in the Opera Leipzig and in the St. Thomas Church. Leipzig's visitors also appreciate the extraordinary wealth of functioning organs by famous builders.

Give your customers the opportunity to get to know the city from its musical side.

 

© Philipp Kirschner

Industrial culture

Mining and Technology Park

Explore Saxony's industrial heritage!

The Leipzig New Lake District owes its origins to decades of extraction, refining and utilisation of the natural resource lignite.

Across approx. 5.4 ha of land typical of open-cast mining, the park authentically and comprehensibly presents the entire production cycle of an open-cast mining operation. The bow stretches from the deconstruction of the cultivated landscape to the preparation of the apron and the lowering of groundwater, over the overburden movement and the coal production to the reconstruction of the terrain and the renovation of entire landscape areas.

Our tip

The tour can be combined with a bus or bicycle tour.

 

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© Daniel Koehler

Spinnerei Art Centre

From Cotton to Culture...

Formerly the largest cotton spinning mill in continental Europe, the area is now one of the most interesting locations for the production and exhibition of contemporary art and culture.

Group tours of the Spinnerei site are available from Tuesday to Saturday. Customised group tours are available on request.

The in-depth tour lasts approx. 2 hours. The tour provides a glimpse into the history and development concept of the cotton spinning mill. You can also visit the archive, 4-6 of the 14 galleries, exhibition areas and two workshops (no artists' studios).

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig

Walking through the listed halls and cellars today, you can feel their history with your hands. The foundations of the boilers have been preserved, as well as a coal funnel, a dust filter, steam distributors, conveyor belts, the control centre and much more - not post-industrial charm, but authentic memories.

Individual guided tours through the IMMERSIVE ART multimedia shows and installations or behind the scenes can be arranged.

 

© Tom Williger
© Harald Göbl

Panometer Leipzig

In the Panometer (a neologism of "Panorama" and "Gasometer") you can immerse yourself in the largest 360° panoramas in the world and feel part of this spectacular setting.

In the former Gasometer II, built in 1910, the 360° panoramas created by the artist Yadegar Asisi have been shown since 2003.

Groups can arrange their own dates in advance for a maximum of 20 people per guided tour through the accompanying exhibition and the circular image.

 

Tapetenwerk

About 20 artists as well as other creative design and handicraft businesses work in the former wallpaper factory.

During the Tapentenwerk festivities with a spring and autumn tour most of the studios, art rooms, workshops, the Shredderei Café and the factory canteen are open.

Dates for individual group tours up to 20 participants can be arranged.

 

© Tom Williger

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