The best museums in Leipzig in 2021

These are the top 10 best museums in Leipzig, Germany, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Leipzig:

  1. Leipzig Zoo1

    Leipzig Zoo

    Leipzig
    The Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig) is a zoo in Leipzig that covers about 27 hectares, containing around 850 species. The Leipzig zoo is mostly known for its large building projects, including the Pongoland with gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans and Gondwanaland, the world's se
  2. Bach Museum2

    Bach Museum

    Leipzig
    The Bach Museum is a museum in Leipzig that is dedicated to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach and his family. It is located in the Bosehaus where the Bach Archive is located. In addition to original pieces from Bach's life, interactive elements have also been added to the presentation. There are mu
  3. Museum in der Runden Ecke3

    Museum in der Runden Ecke

    Leipzig
    The Museum in der Runden Ecke is a museum in Leipzig on the history, structure and operation of the Ministry of State Security (MfS) in the GDR. The museum houses the permanent exhibition "Stasi - Power and Banality".
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  5. Zeitgeschichtliches Forum4

    Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

    Leipzig
    The Zeitgeschichtliche Forum is a museum in Leipzig that illustrates the history of the German division, of everyday life in the communist dictatorship of the GDR and of the reunification process as well as the challenges that face the reunited Germany in the 21st century. The permanent exhibition b
  6. Museum der Bildenden Künste5

    Museum der Bildenden Künste

    Leipzig
    The Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig (Museum der Bildenden Künste) is a museum that, with more than 10,000 m² of exhibition space, is one of the largest exhibition halls in Germany. The collection contains approximately 3,500 paintings, 1,000 sculptures and 60,000 graphics. It includes works from the
  7. Museum of Local History (Stadtgeschichtliches)6

    Museum of Local History (Stadtgeschichtliches)

    Leipzig
    The Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig is a museum in Leipzig that collects, documents and exhibits objects, information and contexts of the city from the city of Leipzig in the early Middle Ages to the present. Housed in the city town hall, this museum is devoted to the history of Leipzig. Visitor
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  9. Grassi Museum für Musikinstrumente7

    Grassi Museum für Musikinstrumente

    Leipzig
    The Musical Instrument Museum (Grassi Museum für Musikinstrumente der Universität Leipzig) is a museum in Leipzig that is located in the Grassi Museum. It is part of the Leipzig University and focuses on musical instruments. The permanent collection shows the important eras in music history and inst
  10. German Museum of Books and Writing8

    German Museum of Books and Writing

    Leipzig
    The German Museum of Books and Writing (Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum, DBSM) is a museum in Leipzig that is the world's oldest museum of its kind. The museum focuses on objects, documents and literature connected with the history of books, including paper, printing techniques, the art of illustr
  11. Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig9

    Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig

    Leipzig
    The Museum für Druckkunst (Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig) is a museum in Leipzig that keeps the traditions of the city of bookmaking and publishing alive. All appliances, tools and machines are presented as vivid, working demonstrations of a wide range of techniques with hands-on experimentati
  12. Torhaus Dölitz10

    Torhaus Dölitz

    Leipzig
    The Torhaus Dölitz (Gatehouse Dölitz) is the remnant of a noble residence, the castle Dölitz. Large parts of Dölitz Castle and with it the gatehouse were built in the 17th century. The gatehouse contains a tin figure museum, the collection is one of the three largest publicly accessible worldwide wi

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