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Speck’s Hof (Reichsstraße)

A magnificent building from the turn of the century

View of the front of "Specks Hof" arcade in the Old Town, which serves as an example of Leipzig's typical architecture for courtyards and arcades, and which, today, is a great spot for shopping, recreational venue
© Robin Kunz

The arcade in Speck's Hof, which is connected to the Hansa Haus, is the oldest preserved example in Leipzig. The trade fair building, constructed between 1908 and 1929, replaced the former Kaufhof of Baron von Speck. Until 1989, Speck's Hof served as an exhibition space for leather goods and jewellery.

Since its renovation in the 1990s, imaginative wall friezes, paintings and ceramic medallions by the artists Bruno Griesel, Johannes Grützke and Moritz Götze have adorned the three inner courtyards. Furthermore, Kandler, one of the most popular cafés, is located in Specks Hof.

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location Specks Hof
Reichsstraße 4
04109 Leipzig
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