Visitor Information

Women at the information desk
A man stores his rucksack in one of the lockers.

Welcome to the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig! On this page you will find all the important information on visiting the museum. Should you have any further questions, simply contact Visitor Services or ask at the Information Desks on the ground floor and 2nd floor. We’ll gladly help you plan your visit.

Free of charge

Address
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
Grimmaische Straße 6
04109 Leipzig

Visitor Services
+49 (0) 3 41 22 20-400
E-Mail

Opening Hours

Tuesday-Friday
09 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Monday
closed

Special Opening Hours

We are closed on Christmas Eve (24.12.) and New Year's Eve (31.12.).

Information

Our permanent exhibition will be closed due to construction from January 29 until the end of the year. All other exhibitions can be visited throughout the construction period.

Getting Here

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

Grimmaische Straße 6
04109 Leipzig

Public Transport

Tram
All Lines
Stops „Augustusplatz“, „Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz“, „Thomaskirche“, „Hauptbahnhof“

Bus
Line 89
Stop „Markt“

S-Bahn/city rapid railway
Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5X
Stop „Markt“

To the Leipziger Verkehrsbetrieben


Car Parking

Car Park „Augustusplatz“
Car Park „Burgplatz/Petersbogen“
Car Park „Marktgalerie“
Car Park „Promenaden Hauptbahnhof Ost/West“

Coaches can park at the Car Park on the East side of the Central Station "Busparkplatz Ostseite" and at the Church "Thomaskirche" (West side).


Map


Guided Visits

Eine Gruppe steht vor einer SED-Fahne

You wish to visit us as a group?

There are guided visits available of the current temporary exhibition. You can book them for your group in various languages or as an inclusive guided visit. Simply contact our Visitor Services.

Accessibility

Entrance Hall of the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

Getting to the Museum

You can reach the museum using public transport barrier-free. The entrance is flush with street level and has a mechanical swing door.

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Two female weelchair users in an exhibition room.

Inclusive Services

Guided visits in simple language or with a sign language interpreter, wheelchairs and walking aids to facilitate your museum visit – our inclusive services are all free of charge.

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For adults and kids

A family is sitting in the entrance hall of the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig.

Child-friendly Museum

We want everyone to feel at home here, regardless of their age. Which is why you should feel free to use your pram, buggy or baby carrier throughout the museum. There a baby changing table in the barrier-free toilet on the 3rd floor.

FAQ

Yes, you can safely store your coats, bags and rucksacks in one of the lockers.

Please leave heavy coats and jackets, rucksacks, umbrellas and other bulky items in a cloakroom locker. Feel free to take a light jacket, walking frame or small handbag with you into the exhibition. If you are uncertain, ask one of the wardens what is OK to keep with you. 

Photographing and filming in the exhibition spaces is allowed for private use; please note that no flash photography, other lights, tripods or selfie sticks are allowed. Visitors must uphold the copyright and usufruct to the photographs and films. In certain cases (e.g., protection of persons or exhibits) photography or filming for private purposes may also be forbidden. In cases of doubt, the wardens’ word is final. Any photographs or film footage taken for commercial purposes or for publication will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and is permissible subject to approval by the museum administration. Please send your requests to: presse(at)hdg.de.

No, smoking is forbidden throughout the museum.

You may take an animal into the museum (e.g., the lobby), but not into the exhibition. Exceptions are guide dogs and assistance dogs.

On a guided visit, a group of visitors is shown round the exhibition by a guide. You can take part in public guided visits or book a guided visit for a larger group of 15 or more participants in advance.

You may consume food or beverages in the lobby, but not in the exhibition spaces. 

We are unfortunately unable to offer an audio guide at present. However, there are numerous educational services available to support your visit to the permanent exhibition or temporary exhibition.

The museum is located in Leipzig city centre and is only 10 minutes’ walk from the main railway station.

To protect the safety of the other visitors and the exhibits, their use is not allowed in the museum.