The KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, built in 1900, receives its guests with all the charm and splendor 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 various styles and sizes, give every conference and congress its unique, 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 Zoo Leipzig , the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig was the center of the social life of the fast-growing city at that time. After the Second World War, it was home to the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. Over 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 favored a fundamental refurbishment, which opened up the opportunity to use the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig as a modern meeting venue. Now run by the Leipzig Fair, who are highly experienced experts in the congress business, the first events were hosted in 2015.

The venue features 15 halls and rooms that 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 colorful history and gives the building a particular ambiance. The entire facility is equipped with state-of-the-art AV and media systems. The “Expo” area offers 800 square meters of exhibition space. Being located very much in the center of Leipzig, the accessibility of the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig is another asset.

There is one more reason why the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig is truly special. The combination of a modern meeting venue and a Zoo with a high scientific profile is a feature that is unique worldwide. The Zoo Leipzig is one of the world’s most renowned and innovative institutions. The headline “The Zoo of the Future” unites animal welfare, species protection, research, education, sustainability, and experience. This combination predestines the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig as a venue for scientific meetings on various topics.

Pfaffendorfer Straße 31
04105 Leipzig

© Martin Jehnichen — KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig – Aussenansicht

© Martin Jehnichen — KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig – großer Saal