The Old Town Hall and the Market Place (Altes Rathaus, Markt)
The Old Town Hall can truly be said to live up to its name - the cornerstone was laid in the year 1556. Since 1909, and still today, it has served as the Museum of City History.
The building includes a ballroom, which is 53 metres (174 ft.) long. It has been used in the past for the royal festivals of Saxon's princes, patrician weddings, craftwork festivals, and student balls. Court proceedings have also been carried out there. Currently, among other events, the ballroom is used by the City of Leipzig for cultural events and concerts. The market place is easily reachable via the City Tunnel.
Model of the city
On display in the Old Town Hall is an approximately 25 m2 (269 sq. ft.) true-to-scale model of the city of Leipzig from the 19th century.
Services for Disabled Visitors
The Old Town Hall has many facilities and programmes for those with physical or mental disabilities. Complete information can be found at the website "Barrierefreiheit".
From Farmer's Market to Christmas Market
The Old Town Hall lies directly on the market place. The farmer's market is normally held here every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with fresh products from throughout the region. More information can be found at the website of the Market Department (Marktamt). The market place is also the site of the Christmas Market, the Easter Market, the Wine Festival and the Market Days.