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Leipzig's a pearl of the Gründerzeit

View to two neighbouring villas at an intersection in the Waldstraßenviertel; summer, tower, architecture
© Philipp Kirschner

The Waldstraßenviertel is Germany's largest contiguous Gründerzeit quarter. Situated in the immediate vicinity of the city centre, the Red Bull Arena and Leipzig's Rosental, this picturesque district of Leipzig is a perfect base from which to explore the city. Although the area of today's Waldstraßenviertel has belonged to the city since the 15th century, it was not used as a residential area until the 60s of the 19th century. Many of the impressive Gründerzeit buildings, which can still be admired today, are from this period. Due to the many Jewish merchants who settled here in the early years of the quarter, it was also popularly known as "Little Jerusalem".

Today, in addition to the typical architecture, you will find many small shops, cafés and restaurants in the Waldstraßenviertel. Special highlights in the Waldstraßenviertel are the Mückenschlösschen with its varied gastronomy and stage offer, as well as the regular tours of the Bürgerverein Waldstraßenviertel e.V. (civic association).


location Leipzig

Waldplatz ⋅ TRAM 3, 4, 7, 8, 15

A running water/ fountain in the courtyard or the backyard of a house in the Waldstraßenviertel; summer, green, dark fountain
© Philipp Kirschner