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The coffee house 'Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum' was opened in 1711 and is considered one of the oldest coffee houses in the world. On the third floor is one of the most important coffee museums in the world today. Over 500 selected exhibits from 300 years of Saxon coffee and cultural history are presented in 15 rooms. The numerous exhibits give you an impressive picture of the popular drink while also offering deep insights into the history of the coffee bean.
Learn About Coffee and Enjoy The Atmosphere
The walk leads through 15 large and small museum rooms, which are grouped around the inner courtyard, whereby the historical spatial structure was deliberately included in the exhibition design. More than 500 exhibition objects as well as sound and film documents lead to the traditions of the Leipzig coffee house culture. Their stories tell the story of coffee as a cultural gift from the Orient to the Occident. Past and present around the coffee as enjoyment and cliché, as a colonial good, as explosive scarce goods in the GDR and as a global merchandise. The famous sandstone sculpture over the entrance shows an Ottoman holding a large coffee pot and handing a cup of coffee to Cupid.It symbolises the meeting of the Christian west with the Islamic east.This is of course one of the best things to do at Coffe Baum Coffee Museum.
When you visit the museum, do not miss the cafes that offer the best coffee in town. The second floor is an impressive way of experiencing the cultural history of the coffee bean: an Arabic café , a Viennese café and a Café Francais can all be found in one room. Complete in the evenings with a total of 60 seats, these rooms are suitable for special and closed events of all kinds. You can also chill there after visiting the museum while enjoying its food and drinks. Visiting the cafes is a must thing to do during your Coffe Baum Coffee Museum tour.
The restaurant Lusatia - with bourgeois cuisine - can be found on the first floor. It got its name from the founded in 1807 fraternity Lusatia, which had rented this floor from 1884. On the walls guests can admire the numerous pictures and photos of prominent visitors, all of whom have immortalized themselves in the Golden Book of the Coffe Tree. With a total of 50 seats, the Lusatia Restaurant offers space for larger business meals and family celebrations, or simply a nice lunch or dinner with friends. Do not miss this restaurant on your Coffe Baum Coffee Museum tour.
How to Get Tickets?
The admission to Coffe Baum Coffee Museum is free. So while you're there, enjoy all the things to do at Coffe Baum Coffee Museum. Do not forget to bring some cash to taste its delicious coffee.
How To Get Around?
You can do all the things to do at Coffe Baum Coffee Museum by walking, it is easy to access. The museum is also located in the city center, so you can walk or ride a bike to visit other attractions nearby.
What Should I Wear?
Pick the dresses of your choice.
Best Time to Visit
Cofffe Baum Coffee Museum tour can be done at any time of the year. There is no particular time to visit the museum, check their website to see the opening hours.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. You will not require to take a guide.
How To Get There?
You can either walk or ride a bike to visit the museum. Leipzig is a bike-friendly city and it's easy to get to this museum. There is also a tram stop a few minutes walk from the museum.
If you're staying in Leipzig for a few days, we recommend you to purcahse the Leipzig Card. This card entitles you to an unlimited number of journeys on the public transport network within Travel Zone 110 (Leipzig city), including all tram, train (S-Bahn, RE, RB) and bus lines regardless of changes made.