|The Old Townhall of
is one of the most important
Renaissance buildings in Germany. It was constructed in just nine month
in 1556/57 under the direction of the Leipzig architect Hieronymus Lotter.
The beautiful Renaissance
style building is located in the very heart of the city, on the pretty
historic marketplace. It is 90 meters long with arcades, six gables and
a tower with open balcony for public announcements and events. The position
of the tower follows the ancient ideal of "golden ratio".
The building is a museum
now, which gives a true picture of the city's history. The most beautiful
room is probably the old council chamber with parts of the original furnishing
and decoration as well as silverware. Very impressive is the huge Banqueting
Hall with Renaissance interior and open fireplaces. It is used for concerts
and cultural events now. Interesting also is the treasure chamber. Leipzig
Old Town Hall Travel Giude (Video)