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Madler Passage

Grimmaische Str., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
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Ranked #21 of 74 attractions in Leipzig
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Leipzig's most famous promenade provides numerous shopping opportunities.
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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Leipzig has many arcades as we would call them; passages or Hof's as the Germans call them. They are all unique and easy to spot and walk through. This one, the Madder Passage, is just near the Market Sq and old Rathaus/city hall. You can't miss it. I had dinner one night in the Keller beneath it which inspired Goethe... More

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Holland, Michigan USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

In this lovely walk there are many shops that are worth walking into. Once you've shopped until you've dropped you must stop at Gourmetage for a drink or a meal with a glass of wine and watch the people walk by. Might not know they serve meals. Looks like at wine store with a butcher shoppe. Yes... but great meals... More

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Paderborn, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

In a bit of a reversal of roles it is I who likes history and architecture, whilst my husband likes to shop, so this location managed to offer the perfect place to keep both of us happy. A meandering, beautifully crafted 19th C arcade of shops, restaurants and cafés offering something for everyone and housing some must-see locations - including... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

This is the most beautiful passage in Leipzig, and also the most famous. Two of the city's best restaurants are located here, just like many stores. Some of them are better, some of them are not so interesting, but unfortunately everything is closed on Sundays and public holidays, except for the restaurants of course.

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Richmond, Virginia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Madler is one of several passages in the city. Shopping ranges from averaged-priced to designer level, but it's fun to look, especially if it's raining! For a small city, it's surprising to see so many up-scale stores. There is a wide variety of stores. I don't know the significance, but there is an assortment of statues and paintings related to... More

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222 reviews 222 reviews
125 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I was expecting a mall or something historical when I visited this place. But its a small mall with some expensive shops. Nothing really interesting to see from my point of view.

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Adelaide, Australia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

It's worth cutting through here as the inside is at least as interesting as the entry facade. Grab a coffee or a bite to eat in Auerbachs Kellar and check out the paitings representing scenes from Goethe's Faust.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I walk along the Madler Passage, I am a window-shopper so it's a pleasant walk to just looking at luxury goods. There are so many shops worth to see.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Make sure you go through the passage with a guide who can tell you the history of the Faustian Statues outside Auerbach's Restaurant. Otherwise it will just seem like one of the many other passages in Leipzig with a lot of expensive stores. There is much more to it's history.

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Nova Friburgo, RJ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Full of expensive shops and restaurants. There you can see the statues with scenes from Goethe's Faust.

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