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Opernhaus is an opera building constructed in 1959- 60.


Nikolaikirche or Church of Saint Nicholas was constructed in the 16th century, although lower portions of the cathedral date back to the 12th century.







Madlerpassage is a passage between Naschmarkt and Grimmaische Strasse. It was constructed in 1912- 14 in Modernist style and line by caf├ęs and shops. Beneath it is a Auerbachs Keller, 16th century vaults that became famous by Goethe in his Faust. A statue here commemorates famous book of the German author.



Altes Rathaus

Markt 1

Tel. (0341) 96 51 30

Museum fur Geschichte der Stadt Leipzig

Open: 10am- 6pm Tue- Sun

Altes Rathaus or Old Town Hall was constructed in 1556 in a Renaissance architectural style. It was designed by Hieronymus Lotter and holds a municipal museum today. One of the rooms is dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn- Batholdy, famous conductor of the symphony orchestra from 1835 to 1847.


Thomaskirche or Church of Saint Thomas is a magnificent late- Gothic church that was constructed in 1482- 96. Renaissance galleries were added in 1570 by Hieronymus Lotter in 1570. It is most famous as a place where Johan Sebastian Bach worked as a choirmaster from 1723. After his death great composed was also buried here. Thomanerchor (choir) sings at services on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The church also houses organ concerts during summer months.



Newmarkt 20

Tel. (0341) 213 37 19


Russische Kirche (Russian Church)

Philipp Rosenthal Street

Tel. (0341) 878 14 53


Russische Kirche or simply Russian Church is a Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Alexius. It was constructed in 1912- 13 to commemorate 22,000 Russian soldiers that died 100 years earlier in 1813 in the Battle of the Nations Between Napoleon Bonaparte and a Russian army along with its Allies. It was designed by architect Vladimir Pokrowski and largely influenced by medieval churches of Novgorod in Russia.


Deutsches Buchund Schriftmuseum

Deutsches Platz 1

Tel. (0341) 227 13 24

Open: 9am- 4pm Mon- Sat










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