Leipzig New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) is the seat of the Leipzig city administration since 1905. It stands within the Leipzig's 'ring road' on the southwest corner opposite the city library at Martin-Luther-Ring. The main tower is, at 114.8 meters, the tallest city hall tower in Germany.

In 1895 the city of Leipzig was granted the site of the Pleissenburg by the Kingdom of Saxony to build a new town hall. A competition was held for architectural designs with the specification that the Rapunzel tower silhouette of the Pleißenburg be retained. In 1897 the architect and city building director of Leipzig Hugo Licht was awarded the job of designing it.

The foundation stone of the New Town Hall was laid on 19 October 1899. The town hall was built in the style of historicism.

The hall is notable as the location of numerous mass suicides during the final days of the Third Reich.

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Founded: 1899
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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Pranav Kedia (16 months ago)
Really beautiful and magnificent building in the center of the city.
Vince Masterson (17 months ago)
Best Hometown of the world. ❤️
Annelie Hanf (18 months ago)
In 1895 the city of Leipzig was granted the site of the Pleissenburg by the Kingdom of Saxony to build a new town hall. A competition was held for architectural designs with the specification that the Rapunzel tower silhouette of the Pleißenburg be retained. In 1897 the architect and city building director of Leipzig Hugo Licht was awarded the job of designing it.The foundation stone of the New Town Hall was laid on 19 October 1899. The town hall was built in the style of historicism.The hall is notable as the location of numerous mass suicides during the final days of the Third Reich.
Rodrigo Meneses (2 years ago)
Kurt, Renate and Regina Lisso after their suicide on April 18 in the rooms of the New Town Hall, April 20, 1945
Mariann Rasmussen (2 years ago)
Closed in week-ends. Not good when you are tourist and only in Leipzig in week-ends.
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