On a 3,500 square-metre surface, the scenery of Leipzig unfolds in the direct aftermath of the Battle of the Nations in 1813. From the roof of St. Thomas' Church, the visitor follows the events from the perspective of the beset citizens. A total of 600,000 soldiers from all across Europe fought for four days until Napoleon's campaigns of conquest on the continent were finally brought to an end.
Leipzig is directly affected as the Panorama conveys in striking images. The streets are crowded with throngs of citizens, soldiers, those who fled and are stranded. Amidst the daily routine and all the chaos, the people of Leipzig care for countless wounded in makeshift hospitals and bury some 100.000 dead. An introduction to the theme is provided by the accompanying exhibition and a cinematic making-of.
The panoramic experience is rounded off with the accompanying music by film composer Eric Babak and sound effects reflecting the era and the setting in the scene.