The KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, built in 1900, receives its guests with all the charm and splendour of a bygone age. Historic architecture and modern features combine to create an event venue that unites tradition with progress. History comes alive in this extensively renovated building. Its meeting halls and rooms, of a wide variety of styles and sizes, give every conference, every congress its own special, unmatched character.

The building’s atmosphere excites the senses: lofty halls, generous conference spaces and small rooms offer ideal and exciting possibilities for meetings and events right in the heart of the City of Leipzig. Opened in 1900 as the ballroom of the Leipzig Zoo, the KONGRESSHALLE at that time was the centre of the social life of the fast-growing city. After the Second world War, it was home to the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra.

White Hall, Exhibitor Space © Leipziger Messe

In the course of time, the building has seen several reconstructions and extensions before it became dilapidated and had to be closed down in 1988. In 2009, the City of Leipzig decided in favour of a fundamental refurbishment which opened up the opportunity to use the KONGRESSHALLE as a modern meeting venue. Now run by the Congress Center Leipzig, who are highly experienced experts in the congress business, the first events were hosted in 2015.In total, the venue features 15 halls and rooms which can seat between 10 and 1,200 people. The juxtaposition of different styles – from Art nouveau, Art deco and historicist to contemporary architecture – reflects the colourful history and gives the building a very particular ambiance. The entire facility is equipped with state-of-the-art AV and media systems. The “Expo” area offers 800 square metres of exhibition space. Being located very much in the centre of Leipzig, the accessibility of the KONGRESSHALLE is another asset.

Great Lecture Hall © Leipziger Messe