Attractions for those interested in culture
Leipzig awaits those interested in culture with a variety of attractions. If you have visited the St. Thomas Church in the city centre, where the “Thomanerchor” perform, you can complete your knowledge of the famous “Thomaskantor” in the Bach Museum in Leipzig. On the occasion of the tenth Bach Festival in June, the music of the Baroque composer will be performed in around 100 individual events in diverse interpretations from traditional to modern.
The free open-air concerts at the market square are also a very special experience. Easter Mass, the city festival, the “Classic Open” and the Christmas market all take place at the market square throughout the year. The “Rathaus” houses the “Stadtgeschichtliche Museum”. Take the passage under the town hall tower and you will reach the “Naschmarkt” with the pretty Old Exchange and the Goethe Monument. The St. Nicholas Church too, which has become the symbol of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989, is only a few streets away.
Those who also want to deal with the dark sides of the GDR’s past do not have to go far to see the Stasi Museum in the "Round Corner", the former district administration of the state security. In addition to music, art also plays an important role in Leipzig. Art lovers will find the “Bildermuseum” in the city centre. The collection includes works from the Middle Ages to contemporary painting, with a focus on the Leipzig School. A highlight in the modern art scene is the site of the former “Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei” in the Lindenau district.
The site of what was once the largest cotton spinning mill in continental Europe is now used creatively by numerous artists, designers and artisans. A total of eleven galleries and the studios of around one hundred artists are located here. These include internationally famous names such as Neo Rauch, Rosa Loy or Tilo Baumgärtel. There are also several workshops and manufactories for handicrafts.
If after lots of art and culture you want to enjoy some family time or an exciting game at the Leipzig stadium, you can simply walk from the Hyperion Hotel Leipzig to Leipzig Zoo in 15 minutes or take the tram to the Red Bull Arena Leipzig. If the Red Bulls are not playing, you can also go on a guided tour of the stadium and take a look behind the scenes. The Belantis amusement park, located just outside the city, promises a lot of fun and excitement with its roller coasters and other rides. Stay centrally and comfortably at the Hyperion Hotel Leipzig and discover the many attractions of the city!