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Old City Hall, Leipzig

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Leipzig
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. Start your trip to Leipzig by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Leipzig City Centre has been largely recovered, although some buildings of the GDR time maybe are uneven, although they represent a piece of context respects the history of the city. Do not miss the old town hall.
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  • The "old town hall" is a historical building, dating back to 1556, overlooking the market square which is the most significant building. Stadtgeschichtliche Museum (Museum of the history of the city).
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  • The old town hall, a Renaissansbauwerk and landmark of Leipzig.Es dominates the market with a side length of 90 meters. built in 1556 in only 9 months, it serves since 1909 as a history museum. The Ballroom in the building is 53 meters long and was previously used for festivities the Saxon princes, patrician weddings, craft festivals, and student balls. Today, it is used for cultural and concert events of the city of Leipzig. The beautiful Porticos were created in 1909.
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  • Very beautiful place.
  • Worth seeing, without question. Very well preserved and restored. For photography (wedding or more...) well suited. Beautiful view
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