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Old City Hall, Leipzig

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Old City Hall, a Renaissance-style building, stands in a medieval square where the local government formerly met. Today, it's home to the city museum and houses many types of medieval artwork, including carvings, statues, paintings, and more. Peek into the banquet hall to see its open fireplaces, check out the treasure chamber, and explore the cellar, with its torture chamber and the jail. Some descriptions are offered in English, but many of the newspaper clippings, interviews, and sound clips are only in German. Using our world travel planner, Leipzig attractions like Old City Hall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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The Altstadt, or Old Town, district is full of hotels that offer immediate access to major sites and cafes. The Eastern and Southern districts are a reflection of the town's rich literary history and also provide easy access to the main tourist sites. Accommodations in the Northern district are more affordable and have easy access to the Gohliser Schlösschen palace and the city zoo.
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  • The Rathaus as it is known is gorgeous. Sit in a bar on the opposite side of the square and take it in.  more »
  • I was totally overwhelmed by this musuem. Save lots of time since it goes from the middle ages to present day. Lots of excellent pieces including swords and armor. The modern floor is also very cool, ...  more »
  • Great experience, the old city here is full of history and nice architecture. I would like to come again!  more »