Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig

Coffe Baum

Coffee and chat

In the middle of the old Leipzig and only a few metres from the Altes Rathaus is Germany’s oldest coffee house. Coffee, Saxony’s favourite drink, has been served here since 1711. The extraordinary sculpture on the house front is the origin of the name “Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum,” meaning “Arab Coffee Tree.”

The seats of famous regulars, such as Robert Schumann, can still be seen in the historic bar on the ground floor. The restaurant on the first floor features reminders of famous people who have visited.

The second floor is home to the Cafe Francais and the Vienna Cafe. The Arab Coffee Shop puts visitors in the right mood for a visit to the museum.


Sculpture above the Coffe Baum's doorway


Museum Zum
Arabischen Coffe Baum
Kleine Fleischergasse 4
04109 Leipzig
Tel.: 0341 965130

Admission charges

Adults: free
Reduced: free
charges for our museums can you find here.


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

Opening hours

Daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Guided tours

Every first Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m.
Further tours by arrangement
Tel +49 341/9 65 13 40

How to find us

In the city centre, 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
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