Behind the doors of the Leitz-Park a modern place is beautifully designed to show you more about the photography, the art and the home of the traditional brand Leica: From gaining insights into the Leica manufactory to visiting exhibitions celebrating the company’s long history to seeing top-class photo series and experiencing an interactive photography museum – Leitz-Park has lots of interesting offers for the whole family.
Photography. SEE, CREATE, Experience
The Ernst Leitz Museum brings the fascination of the world of Leica to life and invites visitors to participate and try out exciting exhibits. You can go on an expedition of Leica history and innovative technology. Create your own images, play with wind, light and shadow in your photographs, and explore the digital darkroom. With the integrated Leica cameras or your own smartphone, you can implement your photo ideas and take along memories via app.
Until July 17th, 2022, the Museum will show a unique retrospective of the Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker. Since the 1960s, Hoepker has shaped German photojournalism like no other. Yet he has always modestly seen himself as a commissioned photographer, as an “Image Maker”. Look forward to 180 motifs, including numerous shots that have long since become iconic.
Take the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Leica World and gain exciting insights into the company history and manufactory. Learn how Leica products are created, and glance over the shoulders of our employees during the production, manufacturing and assembly of Leica cameras, lenses and binoculars. And experience for yourself how outstanding engineering and precision craftsmanship combine to produce the highest “Made in Germany” quality. After the guided tour, let yourself be captivated by expressive images during a visit to the Leica Gallery. Top-class photographers present their work in rotating exhibitions.
If you are inspired by the art of photography and would like to become photographically active yourself, you can take part in a smartphone-workshop to sharpen your eye for photography. Let yourself be enchanted by photography and be inspired by Leica photographers to get the best out of your smartphone camera, so that you can create exciting photographic stories in the future. For ambitious photographers, the Leica Academy has many additional offers, ranging from workshops to photo trips.
Nature lovers will also get their money’s worth at Leitz-Park. During a walk along the nature trail in the adjacent forest, you will not only find detailed explanations of the local flora and fauna, but also an outdoor gallery. Embedded in the special ambiance of the forest, photo exhibitions are regularly presented, which are free of charge.
Of course, the culinary offerings at Leitz-Park leave nothing to be desired, and the special atmosphere at Café Leitz, with its select coffee specialties and lovingly prepared home-made baked goods and desserts, invites you to pause, discuss your experience at Leitz Park, or simply relax your legs. The team at Café Leitz and the in-house pastry chef have been honored by “Der Feinschmecker” magazine in 2018 and 2021 and are now officially among the best cafés and roasteries in the country.
Enjoy the world of Leica with its diverse program points and cultural highlights during a day trip or with an overnight stay at the resident Ernst Leitz Hotel. In its 129 rooms, apartments and suites, the hotel stages the Leica brand in its own way and offers a new and exciting perspective about the world of photography. The LeitzPark, just a 40-minute drive along the A45 motorway from Frankfurt am Main, is open all year round. For more information, visit: www.leitz-park.com.