Völkerschlachtdenkmal It is a monument of the Battle of the Nations against Napoleon.
It was consecrated on the battle's centenary, 1913, and its ponderous style is in the same tradition as the nationalistic Germania and Deutsches Eck monuments in the Rhineland. The dim lit arches and monument in the centre evoke an eerie feeling.
There are three levels in the Völkerschlachtdenkmal and visitors can choose between the stairs and the elevator. The staircase is narrow and is definitely not recommended for anyone who is claustrophobic. However, the climb is well worth, as there is a spectacular view of Liepzig at the top.
Museum der Bildenden Künste In the old law courts building just south of the centre, the art museum has works by many renowned artists, from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The centre has many fine old buildings, spared from destruction in World War II only to suffer from the unrestricted pollution of the decades that followed - those Dark Black Stains that appear on the surface of walls of old buildings are a result of years of pollution.
Handel, the renowned classical composer was born here.
The central market square is worth a visit.