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Dölitz Gatehouse

History of the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig in 1813

Miniature replica of St. Nicholas Church during the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig in 1813 in the tin figure exhibition at the Dölitz Gatehouse in the Leipzig region, cultural institution, history of Leipzig
© Torhaus Dölitz

Since 1959, the Dölitz Gatehouse has housed a permanent exhibition of cultural-historical tin figures with a focus on the Napoleonic era. The highlight of the exhibition is a 25 m² diorama of the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig, which has now been expanded to around 12,000 figures.

In total, the tin figure museum houses over 100,000 figures distributed across three floors.


location Dölitz Gatehouse
Helenenstrasse 24
04279 Leipzig
phone +49 (0)341 3389107
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  • Fully accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Special and personalised assistance services available for people with disabilities
Entrance of the Dölitz Gatehouse (exhibition of historic tin figures), museums in Leipzig, Leipzig Region, cultural institutions, exhibitions
© Torhaus Dölitz