Augustusplatz
Augustusplatz
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Neighbourhood: Zentrum
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  • Leipzig Central Station • 10 min walk
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Sara Kaufmann
Oslo, Norway95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A really beautiful square with many buildings with so many types of architecture. The access to the square was really easy thanks to public transport. A really great visit for me.
Written 25 December 2023
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Tomáš B
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
One of the best places in town. Many buildings with many types of architecture.From the square you can access the university, Panorama tower or the city centre.
Written 19 August 2022
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,058 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This square is worth visiting because of the things around it worth seeing and not because the square itself is anything special. It is a vast open space with lots of seating areas to people watch. Apart from that theres nothing else there as the main fountain you still see in the TripAdvisor photos has been demolished for flat open ground.
Written 8 March 2020
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,336 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was our least favorite Christmas market in Leipzig and we saw them all. It was more focused on rides and venues for small children and food stalls. The Finland market across the way was equally blah!! Throw in the constant tram traffic and the lack of any real Christmas charm and you get a big EH form us! We left shortly after arrival and returned to the beauty of the Madler Passage, the entertaining Midieval Market at Naschmarkt and the area around the impressive Nikolikirche.
Written 17 December 2019
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SilverOrlov
Bedford, Canada2,126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Augustusplatz square... This is a very large area with public transport stops, one very beautiful fountain, and one simple fountain, which is located at the entrance to the Very Monolithic and Large Opera House. Around the square are the mentioned above Opera house, the large and unimaginably beautiful building of the University of Leipzig and its Egyptian Museum. And the Gewandhaus Concert Hall.
Great entertainment events and fairs take place here from time to time.
Written 11 September 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,858 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The appearance of the area is associated ironically with the progress of artillery. The artillery of the XVIII century and made nonsense of the old city walls and they were everywhere demolished. The question arose how to replace them? The authorities of Leipzig decided to make a Park-promenade encircling the city. Breakdown the square by the architect Dauthe was held in 1785. Reconstruction of the square began after the demolition of the city gate in 1831. Augustusplatz became one of the most beautiful squares in Germany. Everything ended on December 4, 1943, when the allied air force turned this square into ruins. The main post office was completely destroyed, the city Museum, University, New theatre - partially. The square was restored for a long time during DDR-time, as the main attention was paid to the restoration of industrial potential. The square lost its stylistic unity. Each building separately is interesting, but they don`t form a single ensemble. The architectural dominant of the square is the Opera. It was built on the site of the "New Theatre", which had been destroyed in the war. It was opened in 1960. The building with the clock on the left is called Kroch-Hochhaus. 43-m building was erected in 1928.The clock tower on St. Mark's square in Venice inspired the architect Hermann Bestelmeyer in the design of this building. You wouldn't guess, would you? If you go further to the left, you will see the most futuristic building on the square -blue University Church. It was built on the site of the previous Church demolished in 1968, despite the fact that it was not damaged during the bombing. The author of the project was a famous Dutch architect .Erick van Egeraat known for his projects in Europe and especially in Russia. A large high-rise building on the square is called City-Hochhaus. 142-m Leipzig`s landmark was built between 1968 and 1972 by architect Henselmann. There`s an observation platform on the top. Gewandhaus Concert Hall is situated just opposite Opera house. It is the third Gewandhaus on this site. It became the only new concert hall to be constructed in the former DDR. The compositional center of the square is the Mende fountain. It was erected in 1886 according to rumors on the money received from brothels. But as the Emperor Vespasian said: "Non olet (Money does not smell)."
Written 17 February 2019
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Moeandpumpkin
Munster, IN333 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
It was really just an average plaza in the center of the city. If you take a tram, you will pass through it. I used it as a marker for orientation purposes. A large fountain that was sometimes working and sometimes not, and large yellow ducks for some reason.
Written 6 October 2018
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Clive R
Bridport, UK287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This IS the centre of the city as it leads to all points. Most tram lines go through, so you can pick one up to where you want to go. One side has the Opera House and the opposite side the Gewanthaus. Between is the Radisson Blu hotel and opposite that the walk into the old city.
While we were there there was an Italian market, so we were able to sample Italian products other than pizza & pasta. Cannoli is a must try!
Written 30 July 2018
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Alan B
Newport, UK1,147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Another restricted view due to renovation work taking place.The shallow fountain is popular with children playing but why the big ducks.
Written 20 July 2018
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James K
Warnemunde, Germany99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
We attended a program of the Leipzig Ballet Company (really more modern dance than ballet) at the Opera House on Agustusplatz. While the square is lovely, the Opera House is more utilitarian than grand. It does have good sight lines for viewing, but neither the inside or outside have a “wow” factor. Built after the war during the GDR period, it is a little disappointing compared to many German Opera Houses.
Written 22 June 2018
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