Attractions for culture vultures

Cultural activities

View of St. Thomas Church from the park

Musical enjoyment

Leipzig awaits those interested in culture with a variety of attractions. Once you have visited St. Thomas Church in the city center, where the St. Thomas Boys Choir used to perform, you can complete your knowledge of the famous St. Thomas cantor at the Bach Museum Leipzig. During the ten-day Bach Festival in June, the music of the baroque composer will be performed in around 100 individual events in a variety of interpretations, from traditional to modern.

The free open-air concerts on the market square are a very special experience. The Easter fair, the town festival, the "Classic Open" and the Christmas market also take place on the market square throughout the year. The town hall houses the town history museum. If you take the passage under the town hall tower, you will reach the Naschmarkt with the pretty old stock exchange and the Goethe monument. The Nikolai Church, which has become a symbol of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989, is also just a few streets away.

Three women look at pictures in a gallery

Historical-artistic museums

If you also want to delve into the darker side of the GDR's past, it is not far to the Stasi Museum in the "Runde Ecke", 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 Picture Museum in the city center. The collection includes works from the Middle Ages to contemporary painting, with a focus on the Leipzig School. A highlight of the modern art scene is the site of the former Leipzig cotton mill in the Lindenau district.

The site of what was once the largest cotton mill in continental Europe is now used creatively by numerous artists, designers and craftspeople. 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 and Tilo Baumgärtel. There are also several workshops and manufactories for arts and crafts.

Excursion destinations

Parks and stadium

If you feel like a family program or an exciting game in the Leipzig stadium with so much art and culture, you can simply walk from the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig to Leipzig Zoo in fifteen minutes or take the streetcar to the Red Bull Arena Leipzig. If the Red Bulls are not playing, you can also take part in a guided tour of the stadium and take a look behind the scenes.

The Belantis amusement park to the south of the city also promises lots of fun and excitement with its rollercoasters and other rides. Stay centrally and comfortably at the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig and discover the city's many attractions!

Amusement park - HYPERION Hotel Leipzig

at a glance

Leipzig's sights

Augustusplatz Leipzig

a concentrated load of culture and education

From the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig, you can walk past the swan pond and the opera house to Augustusplatz in just a few minutes. As one of the largest squares in Germany, it is surrounded by the Opera House, the Gewandhaus and the modern university buildings. In the City-Hochhaus - the former "wisdom tooth" of the university - there is a panoramic restaurant and a viewing platform.

The HYPERION Hotel Leipzig am Bahnhof is a 10-minute walk from Augustusplatz.

Augustusplatz Leipzig -  HYPERION Hotel Leipzig

St. Nicholas Church

The oldest church in the town was built in 1165 in the Romanesque style. It was further extended in the 15th and 16th centuries, and the neoclassical interior dates from the 18th century. The church became famous throughout Germany in the fall of 1989, when Monday prayers led to the Monday demonstrations, during which hundreds of thousands of people demanded democracy, free elections and freedom to travel.

St. Nicholas Church - HYPERION Hotel Leipzig

Auerbach's cellar

walk in Goethe's footsteps

Leipzig's most famous restaurant awaits you in the Mädler Passage near the market square. Even Goethe liked to sit in Auerbach's cellar and created a literary monument to the wine bar in his "Faust". The entrance to the cellar is flanked by Mephisto, Faust and the students in person - made of bronze. The walk from the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig to the city center takes a good ten minutes. You can walk to Auerbach's Cellar from the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig at the train station in 14 minutes.

Auerbach's cellar - HYPERION Hotel Leipzig

St. Thomas Church

Home of Bach and the St. Thomas Boys Choir

St. Thomas Church is the former workplace of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach and home to the St. Thomas Boys Choir, which was founded in 1212. The church, consecrated in 1496, impresses with its warm colors and decorative ribbed vault. The famous boys' choir sings regularly at the weekly motets. It is a 15-minute walk from the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig.

St. Thomas Church - HYPERION Hotel Leipzig


Applied Arts Leipzig

The GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts - named after the merchant Franz Dominic Grassi, who made its construction possible - was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the style of New Objectivity and Art Deco. Visit the Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of Ethnology or the Museum of Musical Instruments, which are united here under one roof. From the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig at Leipzig Central Station, you can walk to the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts in less than a quarter of an hour.

GRASSI Museum - HYPERION Hotel Leipzig

Gohliser Schlösschen

beautiful summer palace

The Gohliser Schlösschen to the north of Leipzig's Auwald forest is a jewel from the rococo period, built by councillor Johann Caspar Richter in 1755/56. The enclosed garden completes the ensemble. The ballroom can be visited during a guided tour of the Gohliser Schlösschen - or during a concert.

The Gohliser Schlösschen is a 10-minute drive from the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig at the main railway station.

Gohliser Schlösschen - HYPERION Hotel Leipzig

Monument to the Battle of the Nations

a memorial of superlatives

91 meters high, 300,000 tons of building material and 500 steps up to the viewing platform: the memorial to the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig against Napoleon's troops is an impressive reminder of the more than 90,000 dead in October 1813. The Hall of Fame of the Battle of the Nations Monument and the museum are also worth seeing.

It takes about 15 minutes by car from the HYPERION Hotel Leipzig at the main railway station to the Battle of the Nations Monument.

Monument to the Battle of the Nations - HYPERION Hotel Leipzig

Opening hours

Leipzig's sights    |    When is what open?

St. Nicholas Church
  • Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (10 a.m. church service)
Auerbach's cellar

Large cellar

  • Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 
    12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Mephisto Bar

  • Monday to Thursday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
St. Thomas Church
  • daily from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Sunday, public holidays: 
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
    (only Museum of Applied Arts: Wednesday 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
  • Closed on Monday and on December 24 and 31
Gohliser Schlösschen

Baroque garden

  • Monday: day off
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Garden café

  • Monday and Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday to Saturday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 18 p.m.
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