Directly at the railway station and city centre
The new Hyperion Hotel Leipzig is located directly in the city centreknown for its cultural and music scene, directly on the east side of Leipzig's main train station. The train station – itself already an attraction – offers perfect connections to the trade fair or to the Red Bull Arena Leipzig, the Leipzig stadium. The completely redesigned area between the station and “Brandenburger Strasse” includes the elegant hotel complex, the new long-distance bus terminal, a pedestrian passage and “Flanier Plaza”. The direct proximity to the main railway station is also ideal for all travellers who like to reach sights, restaurants and theatres in the city centre on foot.
Within five minutes, you can walk from the Hyperion Hotel Leipzig to “Augustusplatz”. With an area of around 40,000 square metres, it is one of the largest squares in Germany. Surrounded by the Opera House, which opened in 1960, the “Gewandhaus”, inaugurated in 1981 under the direction of Kurt Masur, and the impressive university buildings – the almost one hundred meter high “Weisheitszahn” and the modern glass building, which is reminiscent of the Gothic “Paulinerkirche” demolished in 1968 – the square impresses with its cultural flair.
Then stroll along “Grimmaische Straße” from “Augustusplatz” to “Mädler-Passage”. In the Art Nouveau passage, flanked by the bronze statues of Mephisto, Faust and the students, there is access to the “Auerbachs Keller” restaurant. The Leipzig student Johann Wolfgang von Goethe liked to sit here himself and set a literary monument to the wine cellar in his “Faust”. The restaurant is divided into four historic wine taverns and the “Großer Keller”, built in 1912. Travelling here directly from the Hyperion Hotel Leipzig by foot will take a good ten minutes.
Again, just a few minutes’ walk away is St. Thomas Church. It is the former domain of Johann Sebastian Bach and the home of the internationally renowned Thomanerchor. The church was consecrated in 1496 and has been rebuilt several times in its history. Its exterior is marked by its Renaissance tower. In front of the entrance, there is a Bach monument, which is a popular photo motif. You can listen to the Thomanerchor, founded in 1212, regularly at the weekly motets on Friday and Saturday. Travelling here from the Hyperion Hotel Leipzig takes about 15 minutes by foot.
The “Grassimuseum”is also a quarter of an hour’s walk away from the Hyperion Hotel Leipzig. In 1880, the merchant Franz Dominic Grassi bequeathed his fortune to the city of Leipzig, which had the museum built between 1925 and 1929 in the style of the New Objectivity and Art Déco. Today it houses the “Museum Angewandte Kunst”, the Museum of Ethnology or the Museum of Musical Instruments. For a break between the exhibitions, the museum café or a tour of the “Alte Johannisfriedhof” behind the museum are ideal.
If you are planning more than an overnight stay in Leipzig, a visit to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations is also worthwhile. The monument building was inaugurated on 18 October 1913 on the centenary of the Battle of Leipzig. With a height of 91 metres, it is one of the largest monuments in Europe. Up to the viewing platform, there are 500 steps, some of which lead around the dome as narrow stairs. You can also take the lift up to the middle platform.
The “Ruhmeshalle” and the museum are also worth seeing. Travelling here from the Hyperion Hotel Leipzig in the city centre takes about 15 minutes by car. The suburban train ride from the station takes ten minutes.