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Leipzig offers an abundance of cultural attractions and event highlights - all year round. Whether small or large scale, open air or indoors, high culture or off the beaten track ... you can be sure to find something that suits your taste. Plan your stay and search our online events calendar by different categories.
 
 
 
 
 

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1st Mar 2016 - 1st Jan 2018 | Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts | Category: Exhibition

Lucas Cranach and the Motifs of the Reformation

Permanent exhibition

 
Lucas Cranach the Elder, who was born in 1472 in Kronach, Upper Franconia and died in 1553 in Weimar, and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586), are considered amongst the most important...
 
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Oath bible of the Leipzig council (Photo: Christoph Sandig)
24th Nov 2016 - 1st Jan 2018 | GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts | Category: Exhibition

God´s Work and Word in front of your Eyes

Art in the Context of the Reformation

 
2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses. To celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation, the museum invites visitors to rediscover and explore the objects displayed...
 
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German National Library
1st Mar 2017 - 1st Mar 2018 | German National Library – German Museum of Books and Writing | Category: Exhibition

... in the language of the common people: Luther’s Linguistic Genius

Digital exhibition

 
No one has left a greater mark on the German language than Martin Luther. In his writings he provided the Germans with a common language for the first time – from the North Sea to the Alps....
 
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Silver Luther Chalice, 1536, Leipzig Museum of City History ( Photo: Helga Schulze-Brinkop)
12th Apr 2017 - 28th Jan 2018 | Leipzig Museum of City History | Category: Exhibition

Luther in Dispute. Leipzig and the Consequences

Special exhibition at the Leipzig Museum of City History

 
The city of Leipzig is a nationally significant spot in Reformation history. This historical watershed moment is forever anchored in the city's memory and will receive special acknowledgement...
 
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J. S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 62, 1724 ( Photo: St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig / Bach Archive Leipzig)
   
 
 
 
The Creation of Eve, German Bible, Augsburg 1518, from the St. Thomas Church Library (Photo: University Library Leipzig, Bibliotheca Albertina)
12th Oct 2017 - 11th Feb 2018 | University Library Leipzig, Bibliotheca Albertina | Category: Exhibition

“The Office of the Church and Matters of Faith”. Leipzig and the Challenge of the Reformation

 
Martin Luther’s criticism of the preaching of St. Peter’s indulgences marked the beginning of a struggle for the true faith and for the proper form of the Church, which would alter Europe...
 
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Photo: Leipzig University Library, Bibliotheca Albertina
13th Oct 2017 - 7th Jan 2018 | 10.00am - 06.00pm | Bibliotheca Albertina | Category: Exhibition

The Spirit of the Monasteries

Saxony’s centres of religious intellect in the Middle Ages

 
The Reformation has roots reaching far back into the Middle Ages and would be unthinkable without monastic protagonists such as the “errant monk” Martin Luther. A good reason for the University...
 
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GRASSIMESSE © Grassimuseum for Applied Arts
20th Oct 2017 - 22nd Oct 2017 | GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts | Category: Trade Fair, Conference

GRASSIMESSE

Trade Fair for Applied Art and Design

 
The high point of the year within the GRASSI museum’s special exhibition is the GRASSIMESSE, an international forum of contemporary applied art and experimental design. It stands in the tradition...
 
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27th Oct 2017 - 31st Oct 2017 | Leipzig Gewandhaus | Category: Concert

Reformation - Revolution

Organ concert in The Leipzig Gewandhaus

 
27/10/2017, 8 pm, Organ concert Commemorating the 100 th anniversary of the revolution in Finland between 1917 and 1918 Kalevi Kiviniemi (Organ), Michael Schönheit (Readings) 28/10/2017,...
 
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27th Oct 2017 | 07.30pm | Opera House | Category: Opera, Operetta, Musical, Ballet

St. John Passion (Premiere)

A ballet by Mario Schröder, Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

 
Anyone who thinks of Leipzig immediately thinks of Johann Sebastian Bach, who as Cantor of St. Thomas Church defined the musical life of the city like no other. Several of his cantata cycles,...
 
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Thomas Dehler and Maja Chrenko (Photo: Christian Modla)
29th Oct 2017 | Auerbachs Keller Leipzig, Faßkeller | Category: Theatre, Cabaret, Variety Show

The Luthers in Private

Fine dining and table talk with the Luthers.

 
Audiences will be given fascinating glimpses into the married life of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora in the latest dinner theatre production at Auerbachs Keller in Leipzig. In addition...
 
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Thomas Dehler and Maja Chrenko (Photo: Christian Modla)
31st Oct 2017 | Auerbachs Keller Leipzig, Faßkeller | Category: Theatre, Cabaret, Variety Show

The Luthers in Private

Fine dining and table talk with the Luthers.

 
Audiences will be given fascinating glimpses into the married life of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora in the latest dinner theatre production at Auerbachs Keller in Leipzig. In addition...
 
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31st Oct 2017 | 10.00am | Michaeliskirche (Michaels Church) | Category: Science

The Reformation Continues - Pulpit talks in the Michaeliskirche St. Michaels Church

“Is the Reformation still going?” Speakers: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ratzmann, Klaus Hinze and Pastor Dr. Ralf Günther

 
“Martin Luther believed the church should be continually reforming itself. Many of the motivations and much of the content of the reformation movement are still highly relevant for us today....
 
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Youth Church with Luther (Photo: Maik Kohlsdorf)
31st Oct 2017 | 05.00pm | Youth Church – Friedenskirche Gohlis (Gohlis Peace Church) | Category: Market, Feast, Festival

Reformation Party 500 in the Youth Church

Service, sermon slam, food and party

 
PAX, the Leipzig Youth Church, is hosting a huge party. Starting with a poetry slam on the theme. Both old hands and slam newcomers will be appearing. And the evening will have lots of live music...
 
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31st Oct 2017 | 06.00pm | Opera House | Category: Opera, Operetta, Musical, Ballet

St. John Passion

A ballet by Mario Schröder, Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

 
Anyone who thinks of Leipzig immediately thinks of Johann Sebastian Bach, who as Cantor of St. Thomas Church defined the musical life of the city like no other. Several of his cantata cycles,...
 
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