Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig

Old Town Hall

Civic pride

The first building on the square invites you to take an exciting journey back through the centuries in Leipzig, the city of trade, the city of fairs and the city of 1989’s “peaceful revolution.”

The Old Town Hall is the heart of the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum.Visit our permanent exhibition in one the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Germany. Meet Hieronymus Lotter (1497-1580), master builder to the Electors, Mayor of Leipzig and the man who directed the construction of the Altes Rathaus in 1556 on the foundations of the previous late Gothic town hall first built in 1480 in the street “Am Loche.”

The book on the Altes Rathaus:

Das Alte Rathaus zu Leipzig, ed. Volker Rodekamp, DZA Verlag 2004, hardback, 24 x 30 cm, 288 pages, 292 b&w and colour illustrations. 24,50 EUR

Produced with the generous support of the
Sparkassenstiftung Foundation and Sparkasse Leipzig.


For viewing our little film you need the Quicktime-Player,which you can download here.



Old Town Hall, built 1556


Altes Rathaus
Markt 1
04109 Leipzig
Fon 0341/9 65 13 20
0341/2 61 77 60 (porter’s lodge)
0341/2 61 77 61 (ballroom)
Fax 0341/9 65 13 52
Christine Becker

Admission charges

Adults: 6€
Reduced: 4€
Children and school students ages under 18
more Admission charges for our museums can you find here.


Please see our programme of events.
Further information is published in the local press.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday, public holidays
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Museum Shop
every day 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Fon 03 41/1 49 54 84
Fax 03 41/9 60 19 22

Guided tours

Free guided tour with the Director of the museum
Every first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.
Treasury and jail
Every second and fourth Thursday at 4 p.m.
(except public holidays)

For more guided tours contact us: Fon 0341/9 65 13 40

How to find us

Situated directly on the Markt, only a few minutes walk from Leipzig central station, car parks in the city centre, e.g. Augustusplatz and central station
Trams: any tram which stops on the Ring