The Paulinum unites the auditorium of the University of Leipzig and a devotional room. It recalls the St. Paul's Church which was blown up in 1968.
Many musical events were closely connected with the University Church until the latter was blown up in 1968 at the instigation of the SED leadership. Today, at the same location, the Paulinum, reminiscent of a church from the outside, unites the university auditorium and a devotional room inside. The new building is intended to commemorate the former University Church of St. Pauli.