Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig

Forum 1813

Battle and liberation

More than 350 original objects paint an impressive picture of the Völkerschlacht (Battle of Leipzig, or Battle of the Nations) and of all the nations involved, giving a deeper understanding of the events at the time.

On 18 October, 1813 the allied armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden force Napoleon’s army into retreat, marking the end of his hegemony in Europe.

Some 500,000 soldiers from all over Europe came and fought for the political future of the continent in one of the cruellest battles of the 19th century.


Ernst Wilhelm Straßberger,Withdrawal of the French army through Richter’s Garden, October 19, 1813


Forum 1813
Straße des 18. Oktober 100
04299 Leipzig 
Fon 0341/2 41 68 70
Fax 0341/2 41 68 71 37
Steffen Poser

Admission charges Völkerschlachtdenkmal
FORUM 1813

Adults: 8 €
Reduced: 6 €
Free for children ages under 6

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

Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November – March
Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guided tours

Thursdays at 2 p.m.

For more guided tours contact us:
Fon 0341/2 41 68 70
Fax 0341/2 41 68 71 37
Johanna Kräker
Audio tours in German, English, Spanish and French

How to find us

Car park in front of the monument
Tram route 15 from Leipzig central station to “Völkerschlachtdenkmal” stop