Leipzig is the largest city in the Free State of Saxony with a population of about 600,000. It can look back on an influential art history that can be traced up to the creative scene of today. As a city of music in the 17th and 18th centuries, the city of science with one of the oldest universities in Germany, and the city of books in the up to the 20th century, Leipzig today presents itself primarily as a trade fair city and symbol of the Peaceful Revolution. Identity-forming places from all centuries can be found in the cityscape. However, its economic importance, especially during the period of industrialisation in the 19th century, has also left its mark: Leipzig grew strongly at that time and with its more than 700,000 inhabitants was the fourth largest city in Germany – on a par with cities like Munich or Cologne.
In the past
Our wide selection of Leipzig street panoramas not only documented the historically most important buildings, but also captured a wide range of impressions.
Especially thanks to the growth in the 19th century, the original small-scale urban structure was replaced by new trade fair palaces and commercial buildings. This period of promoterism still dominates the cityscape of Leipzig today. The representative passages such as the Mädlerpassage in Grimmaische Strasse bear witness to the impressive era of the classic trade fairs, which in turn was replaced around 1900 by the current concept of the sample trade fairs, invented in Leipzig. However, the streetlines do not only depict historical places such as the Protestant Thomaskirche as the main place of activity of Johann Sebastian Bach and the St. Thomas Boys Choir, which is still famous today. The converted industrial areas such as the revitalised Pittler Factory and Buntgarnwerke can also be captured in their entirety with the help of the multi-perspective image representation.
Contemporary architectural examples include the Höfe am Brühl shopping complex, which were completed in 2012. They were built on a major war wasteland between the Brühl, the Leipziger Ring, today’s Richard-Wagner-Platz and the street “Am Halleschen Tor”. Augustusplatz square, which is framed by the Gewandhaus and the Opera House, is another example of how Leipzig deals with memory and memorials. For example, the new university building was inaugurated here in 2009, with its striking gable quoting the Paulinerkirche, which was blown up in 1968, without reconstructing it.
Another important contact point for those interested in architecture is the Museum of Fine Arts in the centre of Leipzig. It was designed by the architects Hufnagel Pütz Rafaelian and completed in 2004. The generous cube contrasts with its inner, complex organisation, for which the idea of the small-scale urban structure was translated into the new spatial structure. The museum is surrounded by four corner buildings like the Bernstein Carré and the Katharinum.
In addition to the classic streets, there is also architecture to be discovered underground in Leipzig: In the panoramas of the City-Tunnel stations Marktplatz and Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, the works of ksw-architekten and Max Dudler can be viewed from a new perspective.
Even for long-established Leipzig residents, panoramas of the famous Petersstrasse, the Federal Administrative Court or Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse open up a new view that passers-by will not see in this way.
This is a list of all finnished and published streetline panoramas from Leipzig. To search for all streets we documented in Leipzig, have a look into our Leipzig map. Finally by the end of the page we will add some unfinnished streetviews from Leipzig and if you are interested in our big project of the Leipziger Ring you will find more infos on leipzigerring.de.
Unfinnished Leipzig Panoramas
Feuerwehr (Fire Department) | IHK
Georg Schwarz Straße
Tröndlinring during the Lichtfest 2014
Förderzentrum Kaethe Kollwitz School
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