Leipzig: Kongresshalle am Zoo

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Sachsen
City: Leipzig
Location: Pfaffendorfer Straße 31

Built 1898-1900 by Heinrich Rust for the Leipzig Zoo society. Opened 29 Sep 1900. The complex included several halls and function rooms: "Großer Saal", "Weißer Saal", "Richard-Wagner-Saal", "Bachsaal", "Goethezimmer", "Lessing-Saal", "Leibnizsaal", "Lortzing-Saal", "Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Zimmer", and "Basteizimmer". During World War I, used as a military hospital. 1946 rebuilding. Re-opened 19 Aug 1946 with a concert by the Gewand-Orchester. 1946-1981 home to the Gewandhaus-Orchester, until the new "Gewandhaus" (the third building of this name) at Augustusplatz was opened. 1946-1998 home to the fist German children's theatre, "Theater der Jungen Welt" (at "Weißer Saal"). 1947 major interior rebuilding. Subsequently used as a multi-purpose hall for all kinds of entertainment and sport events. From 1978, home to the "Leipziger Jazztage" jazz festival. Closed due to safety problems in 1988 (except the "Weißer Saal"). Stagehouse destroyed by a fire on 28 Aug 1989. Subsequently the whole complex was closed. 2002-2007 renovations. 2007-2010, used by the Krystallpalast Varieté. 2010-2015 major renovation. Re-opened 29 May 2015.

Links: www.kongresshalle.de, www.kongresshalle-leipzig.de

[Leipzig: Kongresshalle am Zoo] Front Text: "Leipzig, Zoologischer Garten, Hauptgebäude"
Publisher: Dr. Trenkler Co., Leipzig; 18
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Saalfeld to Pegau, 1904

[Leipzig: Kongresshalle am Zoo] Front Text: "Leipzig, Kongreßhalle"
Publisher: DTV M 129/Z5956
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Leipzig: Kongresshalle am Zoo] Front Text: "Kongreßhalle Leipzig, Blick zur Bühne" [view towards the stage]
Publisher: Johannes Rost, Leipzig; Leipzig M 129/Z5416
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Leipzig: Kongresshalle am Zoo] Reverse Text: "Messestadt Leipzig, Zoo-Kongreßhalle"
Publisher: Johannes Rost, Leipzig; Leipzig M 129/Z5416
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Leipzig: Kongresshalle am Zoo] Reverse Text: "Messestadt Leipzig, Kongreßhalle - Zoo"
Publisher: Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.); III/26/13 A1/1431/86 301431 01 13 0217/31
Size: Modern
Sent: from Leipzig to Wiesbaden, May 1990

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