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Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (Gallery for Contemporary Art)

View of the opulent entrance area of the GfzK and the surrounding trees; architecture, gallery, summer
© Philipp Kirschner

Together the beautiful Gründerzeit style villa in Leipzig's music district and an adjoining modern glass building form the premises of the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst -GfzK (Gallery for Contemporary Art). The GfzK opened in 1998 and shows art from after 1945 and contemporary art. In addition to the numerous works in permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum also includes the Café Bau Bau and the "Paris Syndrom" hotel. So how about combining a visit to the museum with a bite to eat in the café, which is particularly popular with students at the nearby Academy of Visual Arts (HGB)? The overnight stay in one of the extraordinary hotel rooms, which themselves look like walk-in works of art, makes the experience perfect. In addition to various guided tours, the GfzK also offers great opportunities for art education for children.


location GfzK
Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9 – 11
04107 Leipzig
phone +49 341 14 08 10
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View of the seating area in the café and the tables along the window front in summer; deco, lighting, modern
© Philipp Kirschner
View of the GfZK's modern glass building on a summer day under a blue sky
© Philipp Kirschner
View of the modern GfzK building and its glass front, surrounded by trees; Summer, Café
© Philipp Kirschner
View into the modern salesroom of the design shop TSCHAU TSCHÜSSI, located in the Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (Gallery for Contemporary Art)
© Philipp Kirschner

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Tue- Fri 2:00 pm-7:00 pm, Sat + Sun 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm