Famous Museums in Leipzig

The museums in Leipzig give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Leipzig with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Leipzig. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Leipzig.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Leipzig.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Leipzig:

  1. Stadtgeschichtliches Museum

    4.6 (692 Votes)
    Stadtgeschichtliches Museum

    Museum, Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Exhibition

    Visit the remarkable historical building which is said to be the first building of the square. A tour inside this magnificent Renaissance town hall takes you to an eternal journey which tells you about the twist the turns into the history of the city, starting right from its trading period to its present condition both in economy and culture. The facts also include details of the Battle of the ...Read more
  2. Arena Leipzig

    Arena, Stadium, Entertainment, Performance

    Arena Leipzig is a multipurpose indoor stadium with a capacity of 12,200 people for concerts and shows and 8,000 people for sporting events. It belongs to the Sportforum Leipzig, which also contains the Sportmuseum Leipzig and the Red Bull Arena (Leipzig). Built in 2002, the place has retractable stands, and the height of its hall is between 12 and 20 meters. The 200-meter track of this place c...Read more
  3. Museum Der Bildenden Kunste Leipzig

    Museum, History Museum, Outdoors

    Covering around 7000 square meter of area, the museum holds collection of 1000 sculptures, 60,000 graphical works and 3500 paintings. All the artwork preserved in the museum date back to Late Middle Age to Modern times. Its major collection was donated by Maximilian Speck von Sternburg, Alfred Thieme and Adolf Heinirch Schletter. According to the history, in 1853 Schletter donated his art colle...Read more
  4. Johannisplatz 5-11
  5. Schumann-Haus

    4.2 (42 Votes)

    Museum, Architecture

    Visit a museum like Schumann-Haus whose neo-classical architectural style would leave you awestruck. It was built by Friedrich August Scheidel in 1838 and was used as the residence of Clara and Robert Schumann in its early days. The cabinet room is used for displaying the photographs of this lovely couple. Robert Schumann’s Office is used to compose and record various genre of music by so...Read more
  6. Mendelssohn-Haus

    4.6 (785 Votes)

    Museum, Heritage Building

    The museum is dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, the music director of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester in the year 1835. The museum was a residence for Mendelssohn and his family in the year 1845 and the composer stayed in this house until his sudden death at the age of 38. Later in November 1997, the house was turned into a museum to preserve all the previous belongings of the composer....Read more
  7. Museum In Der Runden Ecke

    4.3 (954 Votes)
    Museum In Der Runden Ecke

    Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    The museum occupies the former site of the district headquarters of the East Germany State Security service or “Stasi”. History says, the museum was used as the shelter by the Gestapo during National Socialism. In April, 1945, just before the Second World War was coming to an end, the American troop entered into the “Runden Ecke” temporary. Later on, the house was handed...Read more
  8. Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

    Museum, History Museum

    Located at the center of the city, this modern museum (also known as Forum of Contemporary History, Leipzig) memorializes the history of political oppression, resistance and peaceful revolution leading to the division of Germany and also the lives of the communist dictators of that age. Visit the museum to take a historical journey of Germany that starts from the end of World War II to the pres...Read more
  9. Grassimuseum

    4.6 (622 Votes)

    Art Museum, Museum

    See the iconic museum complex of Leipzig, built in an Art-Deco style but still often overlooked while visiting Augustusplatz. It houses three fantastic museums; Museum of Applied Art (Museum für Angewandte Kunst), the Museum of Ethnology (Museum für Völkerkunde) and the Museum of Music Instruments (Musikinstrumenten-Museum). The Museum of Applied Art – it displays some of t...Read more
  10. Bach-Museum

    4.5 (972 Votes)


    Visit one of the oldest buildings of Leipzig, the museum displays the life and achievements by the famous heavyweight musician named Johann Sebastian Bach and his family. It is located just opposite to the St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche). The highlight of the museum is the ‘treasure room’, located at the downstairs. Visit the room where you get to see one of the original manuscript...Read more
  11. Museum Im Stasi Bunker

    4.4 (260 Votes)
    Museum Im Stasi Bunker


    Located 30 kilometer east of Leipzig, the museum was the former Dodge Implementing Agency (AFuSt) Leipzig Administration of State Security. The bunker was kept in disguise in the form of a holiday resort of VEB water supply and wastewater treatment of Leipzig. However, after the fall of Soviet Union in the year 1898, the bunker was left abandoned. After this incident, most of the items had been...Read more
  12. Deutscher Platz 1
  13. Schillerhaus

    4.4 (15 Votes)
    Menckestraße 42
  14. Museum
  15. Museum Fur Druckkunst

    4.7 (9 Votes)
    Museum Fur Druckkunst


    Museum fur Druckkunst or Museum of Printing Art where you would be able to know about the techniques of printing of books. It offers you to witness the pre-printing processes of the books. You have the chance to learn about the secret of the processing of black art which is mainly done by typewriters, typesetters and book printers. Whenever you enter to the other rooms of the Museum of Printing...Read more