Arts & Culture

This map shows our complete listing of recommended artsy and cultural sights around Leipzig.

Schaubühne Lindenfels

Karl-Heine-Straße 50, 04229 Leipzig

100-year old Art Noveau-style building now a multi-purpose venue and theatre. Dance, concerts, art shows, movies (e.g. DOK screenings). Cafe and restaurant on-site. Located on the funky Karl-Heine street



Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig

Leipzig Opera House founded in 1683 making it one of oldest operas in Europe. The Gewandhaus Orchestra, ballet and other international performances. Always lots on check out their website


Neues Schauspiel

Lützner Str. 29, 04177 Leipzig

Performing arts theatre with also live music events. Relaxed friendly atmosphere where you can drink during shows. Relatively new to the local cultural scene, very modern and well designed spaces


Museum in der Runden Ecke

Dittrichring 24, 04109 Leipzig

The Runde Ecke (‘round corner’) is a small museum well worth a visit to learn about the infamous Stasi secret police that held the GDR regime together. Entrance is free though most displays are in German only


Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (MDBK)

Katharinenstraße 10 04109 Leipzig

Middle-of-the-road art museum in an impressive modern building. Permanent collection includes sculpture and paintings from the Middle Ages to the present. Entrance free every first Wednesday of the month


Mendelssohn House

Goldschmidtstraße 12, 04103 Leipzig

Where the German composer Felix Mendelssohn lived and passed away, constructed during the late classicist era. The building is a heritage house in honor of Felix Mendelssohn



Saalfelder Str. 8, 04179 Leipzig

Huge old power plant now converted into cool venue for immersive and multi-sensory exhibitions of video, light projections and bizarre virtual realities. Check out their website for the latest. Located in trendy Plagwitz



Augustusplatz 8 04109 Leipzig

This modern concert hall building is home to Leipzig's Orchestra Gewandhaus, one of the oldest in the world. Variety of concerts held here includes Jazz, classical, and classical sonatas


Egyptian Museum

Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig

A small collection of Egyptian objects from the collection of the University of Leipzig Egyptology department. Not exactly the Museum of Cairo but interesting enough for an hour or so. Kids may get bored. Cheap entrance fee



Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

World-famous artist studios and gallery centre in an old industrial complex out in Plagwitz. Long established artists from the New Leipzig School as well as up-and-coming. Hotel and restaurant facilities on-site


Asis Panometer

Richard-Lehmann-Straße 114, 04275 Leipzig

Various panoramic scenes recreated in a 108 metre long 30 metre high arena. Exhibits run for up to a year. Visitors use binoculars from an elevated viewing platform to see the incredible details. Ideal family trip


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