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Leipzig for Culture Lovers

Leipzig, City of Culture

Do you love art and culture? Then Leipzig is the place for you! Leipzig is pure culture!

Countless museums and cultural institutions await you here. No matter what you are interested in, whether it be history, music, art, theatre or architecture – Leipzig's cultural landscape is so large and varied that you'll be faced with the following decision before your visit: "What do we want to see first and what the next time?".

The top 10 highlights listed here are a perfect introduction to the cultural must-sees of the city. For those in need of more information, we recommend reading our blog articles "Pure culture in Leipzig", as well as "Culture in the open".    

Incidentally, Leipzig also offers a range of cultural surprises besides its more classic venues, such as galleries and historical places. Discover Leipzig's 

The best in and around Leipzig – here there's culture at an affordable price. To save some extra pennies, get the LEIPZIG CARD. With the Leipzig card, travel by bus and train from one cultural highlight to the next for free. In addition, enjoy a great number of discounts on entry fees, among other things.

What are you waiting for? 
Come along and discover Leipzig's cultural life.

Leipzig's cultural monuments

View of Leipzig's illuminated Mende Fountain and illuminated Gewandhaus in the evening, where the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra plays and which is one of Leipzig, the City of Music's quintessential attractions, cultural venue
View of Leipzig Opera and the Mende Fountain with spring flowers in front of it in Augustusplatz, Cultural Facilities, Sights, Music City, Stage
Leipzig Opera with Mende Fountain © Philipp Kirschner
The St. Thomas Choir in their choir gowns in front of the St. Thomas Church Leipzig, Leipzig, the City of Music, Concert, Cultural Facilities, Attraction
The St. Thomas Choir in front of the St. Thomas Church © Peter Hirth
Interior view of the St. Nicholas Church where the Peaceful Revolution's prayers for peace were held, Music City, Concert, Bach festival, Cultural Facilities
St. Nicholas Church is only one of the Bach Festival's venues. © Gert Mothes
View of the Gohlis Palace with restaurant, Gastronomy in Leipzig, Sights, Cultural Facilities
© Philipp Kirschner
The building of the Museum of City History in Leipzig on Böttchergasse, Cultural Facilities, Exhibition, Gallery
View of the Grassi Museum from the grass with the cherry blossoms at Johannisplatz, Applied Art, Ethnology, Musical Instruments, Cultural Facilities, Leipzig for Culture Lovers
© Robin Kunz
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, GfzK, Sign for the Shop, Cultural Facilities in Leipzig, Exhibition, Museum
© T. Williger

Top 10 for culture lovers