The Old Guildhall of Leipzig - Leipzig Museum of Local History

Markt 1, 04109 Leipzig

Tel. : +49 (0) 341 965130

Fax : +49 (0) 341 9651352


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.” 


Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • Separate entrance for wheelchair users via lift (in the passage, with bell): Door 86 cm

  • Tours for learning and visually impaired people: Tactile exhibits, relief pictures, DAISY CD


There is documentary evidence that Martin Luther visited Leipzig seven times. Among the exhibits of the Museum of City History in the Old Town Hall are the Luther Goblet, a gift of the King of Sweden to Luther, and the ring of Luther’s wife Katharina, engraved with the date of their wedding.

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Accessibility Information

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp


Operating elements with a height of > 115 cm are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space inside elevator min. 110 x 140 cm

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 150 x 150 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 90 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present

Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for persons with learning and mental disabilities