Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall deserves to be called one of merchant city’s landmarks. The Renaissance building with its baroque tower dominates the Market Place. From the remains of old prison cells in the cellar, via the historical rooms on the main floor, up to the tower cupola, the building is a compendium of the history of the city and itself the most valuable part of the museum.

The permanent exhibition presents the multifaceted Leipzig history from early times to the Battle of the Nations, from the Revolution of 1848 to the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and German reunification.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday, public holidays
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed December 24, December 31


Museum Shop
Every day, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.          00 49 3 41 1 49 54 84

Admission charges

Free admission for those under the age of 18
Free admission on the first Wednesday of each month

Adults: 6 €
Reduced: 4 €


Altes Rathaus
Markt 1
04109 Leipzig


Service 0341 96 51 340 stadtmuseum@leipzig.de

Guided tours

Free guided tour with the director of the museum, in German
Every first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.

Treasury and jail, in German
Every second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m.
(except public holidays)

To book more guided tours in English or French, please contact us: eva.lusch@leipzig.de


City centre, a few minutes from the central station; Car parks in the city centre (e.g. Augustusplatz or Hauptbahnhof); Tram: City centre, any tram that stops on the Ring;
Bus: Bus 89, S Reichstraße, Train: S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S5X, S 11 (S Markt)

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