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Address: Augustusplatz, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49-341-710-42-60

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It's not the square ...

It's not the square that is great, it is what is on the square, the Gewandhaus concert hall and the opera house. It is also a place where most of the trams pass (even more at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After a walk through the altstadt streets a nice break is needed. The stairs at the oper are perfect for it. Just grab a coffee and enjoy it. But only works if the weather is nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's not the square that is great, it is what is on the square, the Gewandhaus concert hall and the opera house. It is also a place where most of the trams pass (even more at the train station), and it is the entrance to the entrance to the inner city (as is the train station).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The heart of Leipzig has a lot to offer, many shops and cafe's as well as good transport links. The buildings are beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The location of the mass, peaceful demonstration of 9th October 1989, which commenced at Nikolaikirche, and location of the Leipzig Operhaus and University, Augustusplatz is well worth visiting on your tour of Leipzig.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

There are two main plazas in Leipzig, the old Marktplatz and the newer Augustusplatz. I prefer the latter. Not only because its extraordinary architectural diversity with the Gewandhaus and the new university building with the skyscraper, but also because it's always crowded, even on Sundays, when other streets in the city center are empty. I can only recommend, but it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Now that the University building is nearing completion this square with the Gewandhaus and Opera is gaining in attractiveness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Oper Leipzig and Gerwandhaus Orchester. In the summer kids bathe in the fountain. It is a very pleasant square--though not special like the Marktplatz.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Interesting place.One side the Opera building in its charming bombastig DDR style, the other the new Gewandshause or Concert hall. In the middle the new building to replace the centuries old Church taken down by the Sowjets and part of the University buildings. There is also the MDR tall building at the back of the Concert hall which you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

You will find Starbuck here along with Lukas, which has the best baked goods in Leipzig. Many good restaurants down the pedestrian roadway that leads to the marketplace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The Augustusplatz area seems very interessting for 3 reasons.First,the opera with the charmed DDR architektur,even inside you feel almost back to the 60s because the most doesent change.The second is the new DDR concert hall, a building who show you that even a DDR building can be beautifull.And third is the very impresed University building with the church tower,wau super... More 

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