Leipzig offers a diverse cultural programme. The city’s museums hold unique exhibitions you’re sure to love, while the theatres stage both classic and contemporary productions. Discover Leipzig’s wide-ranging leisure activities and visit some amazing attractions!
Culture in Leipzig
The artist Yadegar Asisi exhibits colossal panoramic works in rotating exhibitions at Leipzig’s famous Panometer. Visit and marvel at the 360-degree panoramas, the biggest in the world. Perfectly matched light and sound conditions enable visitors to explore the incredible depth of detail. Time to play a game of “I’ve spotted something you’ve not seen!”
Museum der bildenden Künste
Leipzig’s Museum of Fine Arts, perhaps the city’s most significant gallery, displays influential works by national and international artists. The extensive collection comprises paintings, illustrations and sculptures from the late Middle Ages through to the present day. The building’s spectacular architecture alone is reason enough to visit.
Get to know nature a little better by diving into the fascinating world of plants and animals at the Natural History Museum! Leipzig’s Naturkundemuseum has an extensive permanent exhibition with life-like exhibits thrillingly brought to life, while temporary special exhibitions explore individual topic areas in extensive detail.
Find out everything there is to know about the life and work of the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who spent much of his creative life in Leipzig. The exhibition has been expanded over time, and now comprises twelve themed rooms. An absolute must for music lovers.
The Grassi combines three independent museums under one roof: the Applied Arts Museum, the Ethnography Museum and the Musical Instruments Museum. As a result, there’s plenty to explore. For visitors, the green courtyards within the imposing building complex are perfect places to find peace and inspiration.
Are you a fan of photography? If so, you simply have to visit the German Photography Museum on Leipzig’s outskirts. The collection depicts the evolution of photographic techniques, from the medium’s infancy through to the modern day. Alongside historic camera models, there’s also an unbelievable range of images to explore, making a wonderful blend of photographs.
The city’s public theatre hosts selected plays every evening, performed by a high-quality ensemble. Elaborate costumes and creative sets make the productions here a real highlight. Watch performances on the main stage or in the more intimate “Hinterbühne”, where the audience is much closer to the actors.
The Opera House on Augustusplatz is the perfect venue for musical performances of the highest standard. As well as operas and musicals, the classical and contemporary ballet productions are wonderful, with shows accompanied by the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. Get your tickets to experience 300 years of operatic tradition.
The acronym stands for “Leipzig Off-Theatre”. This term describes free-form theatre with unconventional concepts, which is exactly what LOFFT provide. Rather than hosting a fixed ensemble, it’s a space for independent theatre groups, co-productions and guest performances. Enjoy a captivating evening full of surprises.