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Old City Hall

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Address: Markt 1, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 4934 1965133

This impressive Renaissance building is the site of the former seat of the...

This impressive Renaissance building is the site of the former seat of the local government.

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Beautiful building on the Market Place

The old city hall is a beautiful building sitting right in the Market Place in old town. It has some restaurants and museums in it but we did not have time to visit any of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old city hall is a beautiful building sitting right in the Market Place in old town. It has some restaurants and museums in it but we did not have time to visit any of the museums so we only were able to stroll around the old building and enjoyed the sight during the day and at night during the... More 

Thank Crvan
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

There are some interesting artifacts from the town history and a nice scale model of the town. One of the guides implied that there was music in Bach's hand among the collection but it is actually a hand written receipt with his signature. Still historic but as cool as we had hoped. If you have already done several museums in... More 

1 Thank ExpatDaddy
Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It's a good museum with plenty of history and interesting artefacts. I don't recall anything of massive importance in there, like the volkershlachtsdenkmal (think I'm spelling that right), just a solid narrative of the evolution of a city over the course of many centuries. Audio guides are available.

1 Thank Morgan O
Waterford, Ireland
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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A well-laid out & informative museum over 2 floors of a fantastic medieval building. Really wish that I had had more time to spend, especially on Leipzig's more recent history. Restored 1820s model of the medieval city would have been worth the visit on its own.

1 Thank Donal M
Smolensk, Russia
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This building catches your eye both in the day time and at night - however, I would probably advise seeing it later when it's illuminated. Located in the historical center of the city, so would not take too much time of effort to look at if you are already in the center :)

Thank Oksana P
Lendava, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is amazing mediavel building, in the center, we drunk caffe there it was good, i would go there again

Thank Simon V
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is the most beautiful medieval building in the City! A must visit at least to see the exterior, not to mention great museum! There are often different events on the square, and some musicians at the arched corridors surrounding the building.

1 Thank izi f
Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

What a wonderful example of old German architecture. The building is huge and stunning for a 450 year old building. It was so fortunate that it wasn't completely destroyed in WW II and that it was restored so magnificently. We came late in the evening and didn't have a chance to see the inside.

1 Thank dasreiseteam
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The building is in a square, really nice to sit and rest. The building itself is quite beautiful, I didn't go inside, not sure if you can? But Leipzig is generally a beautiful city, so I'm sure everyone sees this building as some stage

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

There is a great museum in the Old City Hall. It was very well presented and had so much information on the grand history of this city famous for it's fairs.

1 Thank funpower

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