The “Völkerschlachtdenkmal” is a memorial built in 1913 to commemorate the battle between Napoleon and the joint forces of Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Sweden in 1813. This battle is known as the “Battle of Leipzig” or the “Battle of Nations.” It was the greatest battle in Europe until World War I. The monument is 91m (~ 300 ft.) tall and is therefore the highest building of its kind.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am – 6pm
Public tours: Thu, 2 pm
Adults: 8€ (6€ reduced)
Children (under 18 years): 6€
Family ticket: 16€
Address: Völkerschlachtdenkmal, Straße des 18.Oktober100, 04299 Leipzig
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 9am – 7pm
Adults: 21€ (reduced: 17€)
Children (6-16 years): 13€
Family ticket: 51€
Evening Tickets (from 4 – 7 pm)
Family ticket: 31€
More than 125 years ago the “Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei Aktiengesellschaft” bought a plot of land on the western outskirts of Leipzig. By 1907 it had become the biggest cotton-spinning mill in continental Europe – only outrun by the Manchester production. This fascinating factory town has survived two World Wars and the GDR regime and is intact to this day including workers’ homes, allotment gardens, and a factory kindergarten. This ensemble is almost unique in its existence. After the peaceful revolution the cotton factory had to close and fell into decay until it was reopened in 1992. Since then it has witnessed continuous change. As so often artists discovered the old factory as an ideal area for their studios. Today it is the home of more than 100 studios. The first artists to set up in the former factory building included some well known international names, such as Neo Rauch, who continues to work here. By the end of 2004, the Spinnerei had become a well known center for artistic production.
Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm
Tours include an introduction into the history of the complex, a tour of the property, and a visit to three different Galeries and one Workshop.
Friday between 12am – 4pm, Saturdays between 11am – 4pm; duration: 1 hour
Tickets to the tour: 11€ (reduced: 8€)
Tour registration in house 20A (archiv massiv)
Address: Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Spinnereistraße 7. 04179 Leipzig
Tel: +49 (0) 341/4980222
The Assisi Panometer is a 360° Picture exhibition. During the time of the General Assembly the theme is going to be: Titanic. Get a view of the ship 3 800m (~12,500 ft.) under the sea. See the wreck in artificial light allowing a glimpse of the two broken halves and many personal items strewn around the mighty ship.
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat & Sun, 10am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays
Adults: 11.50€ (reduced: 10€)
Children (age 6-16): 6€
Tuesdays only 5€ for pupils and students!
Binoculars: 2€ (rental fee)
Address: Richard-Lehmann-Str. 114, 04275 Leipzig