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Hof Neubau (Böttchergäßchen/Salzgäßchen)

Inner courtyard in the middle of a residential building in Leipzig

View into the courtyard of Hof Neubau which is formed by a ring of residential buildings with shops and restaurants near the market square, architecture in Leipzig, arcades, culture
© T. Williger

In the middle of a Leipzig residential building in the city centre is the Hof Neubau. The courtyard at the block of flats between Böttcher and Salzgäßchen dates from the GDR period and accommodates not only apartments but also bistros and cafés, and is publicly accessible.

On the outer façade on the side of Katharinenstraße is the illuminated sign for the famous Milchbar Penguin. The logo is a protected architectural feature, as is the small bronze fountain in the inner courtyard dating from 1964. The façade of the four-sided building complex is supported with sandstone, while the railings of the windows are decorated with mosaic panels.

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location Hof Neubau
Katharinenstraße 2-4
04109 Leipzig
View into the courtyard of Hof Neubau which is formed by a ring of residential buildings with shops and restaurants near the market square, architecture in Leipzig, arcades, culture
© T. Williger