GRASSI Museum in Leipzig, photo by Ana Ribeiro


Here is our Leipzig museum list – those accessible certain days free of charge or even always free of charge.



Johannisplatz 5-11
>> 3 museums in 1: Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Ethnography and Museum of Musical Instruments; the permanent exhibits in the first two are free for everyone as of 2024, the latter is free for Leipzig University students and employees, among other groups
TIP: The Café im Grassi for lunch or coffee & cake + a great museum shop

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum

Has 8 different locations
>> Museum of Local History: only the locations Altes Rathaus (Markt 1), Schillerhaus (Menckestraße 42), and Haus Böttchergäßchen
und Kindermuseum (Böttchergäßchen 3) offer this free access

TIP: Free guided tour at Altes Rathaus at 17:00 this day

MdbK Museum der bildenden Künste

Katharinenstraße 10
>> Museum of Visual Arts: always free for those under 19; open 12:00-20:00
TIP: Michaelis Museums-Café & Bistro is great for lunch or coffee & cake

Exit at Yoko Ono retrospective, Peace is Power at MdBK, photo by maeshelle west-davies

Naturkundemuseum Leipzig

Lortzingstraße 3
>> Natural History Museum

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

Grimmaische Straße 6
>> Forum for the Contemporary History of Eastern Germany

Museum in der “Runden Ecke”

Dittrichring 24
>> Known as the “STASI Museum”
TIP: As part of the exhibit, you can also visit an old STASI bunker just outside of Leipzig, in Machern, where tours cost 5 € for adults, 4 € for students (DETAILS)

HALLE 14 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst

Spinnereistraße 7 (in the Spinnerei)
>> Center for Contemporary Art
TIP: Various offers, e.g., “international group exhibition of contemporary art; art education for children, young people and adults; art library; events; artist talks; scholarship program; art education program” – Stadt Leipzig

Spinnerei, photo by Ana Ribeiro

Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek

Deutscher Platz 1
>> German National Library Museum


Goerdelerring 20
>> Workshop for school history in Leipzig
TIP: “The school museum sees itself as a lively place where schools can be examined, how they used to be and how they could be. Controversies about pedagogical methods, about resistance and reforms as well as offers for researching, discovering, learning can be worked out in workshops and role plays by pupils and students. The workshop for school history also sees itself as a learning laboratory for research and exhibition projects.” – Stadt Leipzig

Gerhard-Kurt-Müller-Stiftung Leipzig

Beuthstraße 57
>> Dedicated to Leipzig-born artist Gerhard Kurt Müller

Grieg-Begegnungsstätte Leipzig e. V.

Talstraße 10
>> Dedicated to Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, who often spent time in Leipzig

Tübke Stiftung

Springerstraße 5, second floor
>> Dedicated to Leipzig-born artist Werner Tübke

Ursula Mattheuer-Neustädt und Wolfgang Mattheuer Stiftung

Hauptmannstraße 1
>> Dedicated to late German artists and Leipzig residents Ursula Mattheuer-Neustädt and Wolfgang Mattheuer

EVERY Wednesday

GfZK Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst

Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11
>> Gallery for Contemporary Art
TIP: Café DAS KAPITAL is great for lunch or coffee & cake

FIRST Tuesday of every month

Bach Museum

Thomaskirchhof 15/16
>> Interactive and multimedia display of J.S. Bach’s life and work in Leipzig
TIP: Museum-Café Gloria is great for lunch or coffee & cake, as is the nearby Café Kandler

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Marjon is Dutch and came to Leipzig in August 2013 with her family, because her husband got a job in the area. At the time she still had her own copywriting company, producing Dutch texts for websites, press releases, brochures, etc. She is an avid social media user and a passionate (digital) networker. Marjon has a degree in tourism management, which partially explains why she is always on the look-out for interesting Leipzig events and attractions.

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