We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Augustusplatz, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 4934 17104260

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 128 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0

The square itself is not specially charming but it is bordered by a number of interesting buildings and therefore an almost obligate addition to any circuit in the center of town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geneva, Switzerland
Add Photo Write a Review

128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 26: English reviews
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
679 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square itself is not specially charming but it is bordered by a number of interesting buildings and therefore an almost obligate addition to any circuit in the center of town. A good part of it is pedestrian.

Thank JMGeneva
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
882 reviews
331 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful open square. You can see nice buildings like the Opera house, concert hall and the University of Leipzig. It is part of the city center and within walking distance to the Market square, main shopping area and many other attractions.

Thank Phi S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It's quite the artistic and aesthetically pleasing plaza. Would recommend anyone to go there and have a nice time,also near many shops.

Thank Huimin J
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I visited it several times over a period of ten days. There was a farmers market one day, where I bought several farm products, including fruits, vegetables,spices, bakes, etc. Another time to visit it is at night when the whole place is lit up. One can sit for hours on the many benches, near the fountain with the backdrop of... More 

Thank neelakshib2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
1,067 reviews
669 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 665 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Probably the biggest square in town. Interesting with some old and new unique buildings. Easy to reach from the pedestrian zone. Trams are also passing by

Thank izi f
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The platz is interesting and lively but new university building is the real centre piece, stunning to look at

Thank lizclare1
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Beautiful square with the opera house as its focal point. Immediately in front a lovely fountain so relaxing to sit there while waiting for a performance or tram---the tram stop is right there so convenient --the Hauptbahnhof is just a short ride away.

Thank Greatscot47
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Ein Guter Treffpunkt! When the sun is shining, a coffee or beer on the steps of the opera makes for a great chilled place to sit!

Thank Callum W
Grimbergen, Belgium
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We went there to see Wagners' Ring... It was fabulous, breathtaking, grossartig!! Finaly I enjoyed Wagner!

Thank Carl V
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Four nice buildings on a square is as good as most cities can boast: the austere Opera House, the DDR-style Gewandhaus concert hall, a modern crystal of a church, and one of Leipzig's Tyler skyscrapers

1 Thank ThomasWomack

Travellers who viewed Augustusplatz also viewed


Been to Augustusplatz? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Augustusplatz staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?