The Mädlerpassage, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century, is the best known among Leipzig's many passages. In its rotunda you will find a Meissen porcelain glockenspiel, at the exit to Leipzig's old town hall, the stairs are down in the famous Auerbachs Keller life size bronze figures from Goethe's play "Faust I".
January 22, 2017
Auerbach's cellar is the best known and second oldest restaurant in Leipzig. Auerbach's cellar, which was one of the city's most popular wine bars as early as the 16th century, owes its worldwide fame to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
The cellar is divided into two areas: the four historical wine bars (Fasskeller, Lutherzimmer, Goethezimmer and Alt-Leipzig) and the Großer Keller, which was built in 1912 together with the Mädlerpassage exhibition center. Above ground is the Mephisto Bar, which opened in 1989.
June 15, 2019
The property was built between 1530 and 1911 with the building complex Auerbachs Hof. On January 1, 1911, Auerbach's farm and a neighboring property were sold to the suitcase and leather manufacturer Anton Mädler (1864–1925). He had all the buildings demolished and, from 1912 to 1914, the Mädler-Passage exhibition hall built according to plans by the architect Theodor Kösser.
The result was a five-story passage house with a 142 m long, four-story passage. The arched portal at the entrance to the passage is flanked by two life-size female garments that carry grapes and a vase. They refer to the purpose of the house as a wine cellar (Auerbach's cellar) and exhibition house in the porcelain, ceramics and earthenware sectors (exhibition area 5,700 m²). A porcelain bell game made of Meissen porcelain has been in the rotunda of the passage since 1969. Until 1989 the Mädler Passage was used as a trade fair building.
September 10, 2019
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