DGF Conference Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 25-26, 2015  

Facts about Leipzig

Leipzig is a city of short distances. Most of the city’s sights are located within walking distance or can be reached by the well-established public transport system.


(Photo: University of Leipzig, Campus Augustusplatz)


Inner-city sights

The mix of historic buildings and modern architecture is simply phenomenal. In the city center you will find the following sights:

Old Town Hall: The Old Town Hall, near the market square, houses the museum of the city's history.

New Town Hall: It is the city's new administrative building and was built upon the remains of an old castle called the "Pleissenburg".

St. Nicholas Church: It is well-known as the starting point of peaceful Monday Demonstrations against the DDR regime.

Gewandhaus: The "Gewandhaus" located at "Augustusplatz" is home to the world-renowned orchestra.

Leipzig Opera: Opposite the "Gewandhaus" is the Leipzig Opera. The construction of the new opera house began in 1956.

The Old Trade Exchange is Leipzig's former meetinghouse of merchants and one of the oldest baroque buildings in the city.


(Photo: "Alte Handelsbörse" / Old Trade Exchange at "Naschmarkt")

The Panorama Tower is the city´s tallest building. A lift allows access to the 29th floor, offering a panoramic view across the entire city and a noble café.


(Photo: Panorama Tower next to Leipzig University)

The St. Thomas Church is most famous for being the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor. It is the home to the renowned boys choir.

(Photo: "Thomaskirche" / St. Thomas Church)


Outside the city center

Outside the city you will find other exceptional sights.

Leipzig is well-known for the International Trade Fair. The Leipzig trade fair dates back to the 13th century and is regarded as the world's oldest commercial fair.

The Leipzig Zoological Garden is internationally noted for its spectacular building projects and for the variety of animals.

The Battle of the Nations Monument ("Völkerschlachtdenkmal") is one of the largest monuments in Europe. It was built to commemorate the victorious battle against the Napoleonic troops.

(Photo: "Völkerschlachtdenkmal" / Battle of the Nations Monument)

letzte Änderung: 11.12.2014