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“Modern, moving work of art”
Review of Panometer

Panometer
Ranked #6 of 161 things to do in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located on the premises of the Leipziger Stadtwerke, the Panometer Leipzig originally was used to store city gas. In 2003 the Berlin artist Yadegar Asisi started its remodelling with displaying unique and monumental 360° panoramas in the former gasometer. The Panometer’s overall artistic concept is a combination of the accompanying exhibition, introducing to the current topic, and the 32 m high and more than 100 m wide panorama, that is staged through the simulation of night and day by light and sound. Standing on the 15 m high platform in the middle of the monumental picture you can thus experience the perfect illusion of immerging into a distant country or an elapsed period of time. Over the past years, the Panometer Leipzig already took its visitors to the foot of Mount Everest, into the life of ancient Rome, to the beauty of the tropical rain forest, through the confusions of the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig and into the astounding underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Further panoramas are planned for the future and will be presented in the frame work of a world premiere in Leipzig. Besides the visitation of the impressive panorama and the tour through the accompanying exhibition, the visitors can witness the creation of the world’s largest panorama pictures by watching the making-of film at the end of the exhibition. After the visit, the Panometer-Cafe invites the guests to relax with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. CURRENT PANORAMA-EXHIBITION: since January 28th 2017 all-the-year "TITANIC - The Promise of Modernity"
Reviewed 27 August 2014

My friends who live in Leipzig insisted that I visit the Panometer. I'm so glad I did. Before entering, there is an excellent history of Leipzig and its background as a trade center. The Panometer is a 360 degree reproduction of what the city looked like after the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 (against Napoleon's troups). The lights rotate so you can see the artwork as if it were different times of the day and night. Also, you can see it from the "ground floor," or go up the stairs and get a different view. There is music that highlights the tragedy of war. At the end, there is a short video that explains how Asisi made the Panometer. I highly recommend this. It's very well done and quite moving.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Ok, I will be honest: we did not go inside... We thought that EUR 11,50 per person was too much to ask for to go see a cilindrical painting (I know I am being sarcastic).
However, the re-use of the original gas holding buildings is impressive, and I love seeing these historic buildings being preserved.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The artist presents a brief history of Leipzig leading up to the Napoleonic invasion; the whole thing is very well done. Even the 'making of' video at the end is worth watching.

Thank Dale V
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I recommend everyone to go and visit this exhibition. It is created with a lot of passion and the technical execution is very impressive. It is worth to go there for all ages. It is a nice variation compared to all classical sightseeings in the city.

1  Thank Philipp171
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

and the panorama is indeed stunning. No need to rent the binoculars for 2 euros though, they are pretty useless.

Thank Robbele
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