SATW Dinner at Asisi Panometer Leipzig

I have to admit, the Society of American Travel Writers and Tourism Germany are figuring out some very creative places for us to have dinner. Tonight we dined under a 360 degree panorama at Asisi Panometer. The AMAZONIA is the world’s largest panorama, measuring around 106 meters long and 30 meters high. Created on a 1:1 scale, AMAZONIA reveals the complexity and beauty of the faraway Brazilian Rainforest. Photos and videos are normally not allowed but Asisi granted the SATW a waiver so I was able to shoot away.

There is a six meter high viewing platform. The detail of the panorama is incredible. If you look closely, you can discover a caterpillar on a leaf, parrots in the treetops, the most beautiful blossoms or exotic animals, even a sloth hanging from a branch.

In addition to the visual treat, a light installation gradually plunges the whole of the panorama into darkness, as night falls. And then, little by little, dawn breaks again. But that is not all. You are surrounded by the voices of the rainforest – birds, strange animals, even a tropical storm. And the music, specially composed by Erik Babak, underlining the mystery of this rich landscape.

Dinner was a buffet made up of hard to identify foods. it was overcooked and quite bland. Then again, that’s about what I expected from a buffet. Still, the Asisi Panometer was an amazing experience. Add it to your list of stuff to see when you visit Leipzig, Germany.

Asisi Panometer Leipzig

Asisi Panometer Leipzig

Asisi Panometer Leipzig

Asisi Panometer Leipzig

Asisi Panometer Leipzig

24 thoughts on “SATW Dinner at Asisi Panometer Leipzig”

  1. Alex Dumitru says:

    A great view and some tasty-looking food. It sounds just great 🙂

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Feeling hungry after looking those tasty foods.

      1. d3so says:

        Yeah, they look tasty but John says they’re bland.

        1. Yeah food was not looking great … I will give 2 out of 10 for the food decoration (though this was buffet)

          For such a lovely event food plays a great role to make it memorable.

  2. Salman Ahsan says:

    Pretty Slick 😉

  3. Hey John,

    What an unusual place to have a dinner. I wonder what the white screens were for. Did they project anything on them later?

    1. John Chow says:

      The screens were used to show videos promoting Leipzig and Germany.

      1. marita says:

        This is pretty amazing! I’ve never been to Leipzig, but just this place is a great reason to go! It looks like you’re in Avatar!! 🙂

        1. Bidet says:

          Haha yea it does, the background looks amazing.

    2. d3so says:

      It actually looks like a nice place to have dinner.

      1. Just imagine one table of yours only in such environment with such voice and all …

  4. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Amazing photoghaphs with a great video.Thanks John.

    1. Yes simply amazing view and they made this surrounding so amazing with lights and photos.


  5. asadisae says:

    a festive atmosphere for dinner …

  6. This looks like the most amazing place to eat dinner. Next time I’m in Leipzig I’ll have to check it out. Did you really see a sloth in the trees in the restaurant? haha

  7. fas says:

    Some awesome pics, a must visit in Germany, right?

  8. The place reminds me of Avatar (the movie). “I see you.” Lol

    Pretty cool restaurant! Gotta add this to my bucketlist. 🙂

    1. d3so says:

      that’s right lol. the sacred tree place where everything glows.

      1. But you are safe here … lollzz

  9. John,

    Did you have a mega flash to get that nice photo?

  10. Bidet says:

    Looks like a great dinner and the view looks great.

  11. Rajnish says:

    What a amazing place for dinner.

  12. The atmosphere looks impressive

  13. ikki says:

    germany, i want to visit this country

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