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Universitatskirche

Augustusplatz, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 9735034
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Stunning

Situated on Augustusplatz this is a modern but visually stunning church, part of the University... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alan B
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Newport, United Kingdom
Strange the history can be...

In this place -- by the University -- there was a church... In later years of DDR (East German... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
MarcinDrP
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Warsaw, Poland
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Augustusplatz, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday

Situated on Augustusplatz this is a modern but visually stunning church, part of the University campus.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

In this place -- by the University -- there was a church... In later years of DDR (East German country) church was destroyed by the order of the "communist" rulers... then times change and... new church is build in this place.... it is modern and...More

Thank MarcinDrP
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Really eye catchy and unique. The one I will remember the most in the city. It inspired me to go and search more about it.

Thank DonCesar
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The original main building and church (Paulinerkirche) of Leipzig University was demolished in 1968. What a pity! The new buildings of the university and church are located at the place of the former church - named "Paulinum" . Paulimum was designed by architect Erick van...More

Thank liucy752
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

It's hard to update external architecture like they were able to do here. Beautiful finishes including nice glass and stone.

Thank md2242
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We attended a conference at the university and had the unique opportunity to get a tour with the curator who was extraordinarily knowledgeable about the history, art and politics of this place. Much of the medieval art from the original church are in the process...More

Thank love2live4ever
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I guess anybody would like this building. So, I strongly recommend to take a look at it. This place formly was a church but during a specific time they decide to ruin it and build a university but they wanted to have a symbol of...More

Thank jahangir e
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

The Paulinerkirche or University Church in Leipzig had a great and glorious history. Martin Luther preached there, Bach wrote and directed many of his cantatas for the church. Mendelssohn directed music there while conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and his own funeral was held there-...More

1  Thank Julian M
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This church is part of the Leipzig University located next to the Augustzplaz. It is very huge and still under construction. The architecture is very modern and looks magnificent. The roof is made of glass and it stands out from the rest of the surrounding...More

Thank Phi S
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

From the outside the building is beautiful and make a nice offset to the Oper and the Gewandhaus on the same square. But the church was not open in late February 2017, There was a sign that it is still under construction

Thank Michael Z
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