City Guide


More than just the Leipzig School the Saxon in-city

With its young and exciting art scene, this lively city is certainly set to impress. Institutions founded shortly after Reunification are particularly active in the area surrounding the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst. They have long since established themselves internationally, like Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, and focus on socially relevant topics. The tours of the Spinnerei complex are popular with nearly a dozen galleries and contemporary art spaces. Museum der bildenden Künste presents art-historical treasures in its new building, while Grassimuseum and the Tübke Stiftung have more traditional spaces for their presentations.

Leipzig classics - Museum der bildenden Künste

A building in a glass shell: After a number of relocations, in 2004 the Museum - founded in 1837 - moved into its new building. Its collection includes 17th-century Dutch painting and Old German works < more >

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Leipzig classics - Grassimuseum/Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Extensive collections: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism are the focal points of the Museum’s collection. The Museum was reopened in 2007 after the building was completely renovated < more >

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Inside tip Leipzig - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK)

An ambitious program: The institute shows contemporary art exhibitions and projects alongside parts of its collection of post-1945 art < more >

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Inside tip Leipzig - Spinnerei

Leipzig’s "art factory": Artists’ studios, exhibition spaces and galleries are all located on the complex of a former cotton mill. Three times a year, numerous visitors are attracted by guided tours < more >

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Inside tip Leipzig - Kunstverein

An active art association: Initially the Kunstverein – founded in 1993 – only exhibited works by regional artists, but now its program is enriched by international works too. Around eight exhibitions take place every year < more >

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Inside tip Leipzig - Galerie KUB

A platform for up-and-coming artists: The exhibitions, up to 12 a year, are mostly focused on Media Art. The program also includes Electronic music, a performance festival and panel discussions < more >

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Inside tip Leipzig - Tübke-Stiftung

Detailed visual worlds: Werner Tübke was one of the protagonists of the Leipzig School. Since Tübke’s death in 2004, works from the artist’s estate have been displayed in his former studio < more >

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Museum der bildenden Künste (1), Grassimuseum/Museum für Angewandte Kunst (2), Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (3), Spinnerei (4), Kunstverein (5), Galerie KUB (6), Tübke-Stiftung (7)