Housed in a former gas storage tank, the Leipzig Panometer was created in 2003 to display the artworks of panorama artist Yadegar Asisi. Today there are two Panometers showcasing his unique, immersive work (the other is in Dresden), and Asisi’s pieces can be seen on display around the world.
The images displayed here are the world's largest panoramas, measuring around 98 feet (30 meters) high and some 361 feet (110 meters) in circumference. The works of art include sound and light effects that give the impression that the panoramas are shifting from day to night. The art changes every two to four years; past subjects have included Mount Everest, Ancient Rome, and a local garden as seen from the perspective of an ant.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Leipzig Panometer is popular with art lovers and families.
Groups can book guided tours to learn more about the art; pre-book in advance.
On-site features include a gift shop, a café, and free car and bus parking.
This attraction is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Panometer is located in the German city of Leipzig, about an hour and a half by train or car from Dresden. The Panometer is roughly a 10-minute taxi ride from the main railway station, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof. To get to the Panometer via public transportation, take the S-Bahn (lines 1-4) to Leipzig MDR, and walk about 15 minutes to the Panometer.
When to Get There
The Panometer is open all year round with extended hours on weekdays and public holidays, when the site is at its busiest. The attraction is entirely indoors and makes a great outing on a cold or rainy day.
While in Leipzig
While the Panometer is one of Leipzig's most unusual attractions, it's certainly not the only popular sight in this Saxon city. After taking in the immersive art, head to the Bach Museum, dedicated to the classical composer; the landmark St Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) where Bach was the choirmaster; and the Museum of City History, housed in the 16th-century Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus).