The Leipzig Panometer is a converted gasometer in the district of Leipzig-Connewitz. As the first 'Panometer turned into gallery' it was opened by artist Yadegar Asisi in 2003. "Gasometer No. II", as it was once called, was built in 1909/1910 to store mains gas and was used for that purpose until 1977. In 2002/2003 is was extensively renovated to suit its new purpose.
From 3 October 2015 on, the Leipzig Panometer will show the panoramic image "Great Barrier Reef". It takes all visitors into the underwater world with all its fragile beauty and complexity. The panorama displays the coral reef off the Australian coast with its diversity of corals, fish, ocean turtles, starfish and marine mammals.
The 1:1 scale panorama consists of printed slices, each three metres wide and 32 metres long, combined to form one overwhelming single image. To afford the Panometer visitors a perfect bird's-eye view, the viewing platform was extended to a new height of 15 metres.
Tuesdays to Fridays 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Final admission: 1 hour prior to closing time. There are extra opening hours for special events.
Competition for school classes and combi-tickets
School classes can enter monthly competitions for Panometer tickets - all they need to do is answer (correctly) one question and be quick. Moreover, the Panometer has teamed up with partners such as the Museum of City History and MDR broadcasting station to offer combi-tickets for public transport.