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Alte Nikolaischule – Old St. Nicholas School

Richard Wagner Exhibition

View of the Old St. Nicholas School façade at the St. Nicholas Church, which boasts both a restaurant and a museum about Richard Wagner, gastronomy in Leipzig, cultural institution, city of music
© T. Williger

The Old St. Nicholas School at the St. Nicholas Churchyard is one of Leipzig's first community schools and one of its most valuable cultural monuments. It was first opened to the public in 1512. Influential figures such as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Johann Gottfried Seume and Richard Wagner went to school here.

Today you can visit the permanent exhibition "The Young Richard Wagner from 1813 to 1834" and immerse yourself in Leipzig's musical history.


location Kulturstiftung Leipzig, Foundation for the Preservation of Monuments, Urban Culture and Environmental Protection
Nikolaikirchhof 2
04109 Leipzig
phone +49 (0)341 211 8518
fax +49 (0)341 211 8520
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  • Elevator
  • Special and personalised assistance services available for people with disabilities
  • Partially accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Marked disabled parking available
  • Partially accessible rest-room for wheelchair users info


LEIPZIG CARD: With your LEIPZIG CARD you receive the reduced admission price.