Fun Facts About Leipzig
- It was ranked the most livable city in Germany.
- It’s surrounded by water.
- It’s home to one of the greatest German composers, Johann Sebastian Bach.
- It’s home to the oldest surviving coffee shop and restaurant in Europe.
- The first printed newspaper came from Leipzig.
The Top 10 Attractions in Leipzig
Monument to the Battle of the Nation
St. Thomas Church
Museum of Fine Arts
St. Nicholas Church
Leipzig Botanical Garden
The Leipzig Cotton Mill
The Grassi Museum
The German Library
Other Noteworthy Attractions in Leipzig
Activities Available in Leipzig
- Visit the Museums - There are many museums that you can go visit to learn more about the city.
- Bar hopping - Leipzig has plenty of bars coupled in with the attractions. You can get to enjoy the night life.
- Dining - There are many restaurants in the city of Leipzig. One of the famous ones being the Auerbachs keller, a site of the famous scene from Faust.
- Watersports - Markkleeberger See, a man made lake was once a mine coal pit. It was renovated in 2006 and become somewhat an attraction for fans of water sports.
- Go to the “Zoo of the future”- Known as the Leipzig Zoological Garden, it boasts great natural habitats for animals and has plenty of animals for you to see.
- Visit the Book Fair - You might love one of the biggest annual events in the city. Many kinds of books are on offer at the fair.
- Nature Hiking - You can also stroll through the Auenwald Forest. It’s a beautiful attraction with a garden and park.
- Shopping at the Farmers Market - This event takes place each summer. You can go there to have a taste of some of the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables on offer.
- A choir concert - Leipzig is home to the St. Thomas choir, so you can definitely go and witness a performance from this world renowned group.
- Check out the churches - There are also plenty of churches in the city, with a lot of history and style as well. Visiting these places can be pretty interesting.
The Top Events in Leipzig
- Leipziger Stadtfes - A huge carnival that takes place every year in June
- Bach Festival - Happens every year in June at the St. Thomas church and on market square.
- Leipziger Jazztage - It’s a jazz festival for the fan of the genre. It’s a must see for jazz fans.
- Leipzig Christmas Market - The name speaks for itself. The event begins on the second week of November all the way to December. There are performances that take place and the event normally transforms the city entirely.
- Leipzig Book Fair - The book fair is the second largest in Germany and is held in March. Books from different genres can be found making it a haven for bookworms.
What to Eat at Leipzig
- Roasted Squash with a Spicy Chocolate Sauce
- Symbiose has only been active for a couple of months, but it serves up some of the best vegan meals. You can enjoy a variety of creative vegan food at Symbiose.
- Burger with dips.
- One popular trend in Leipzig is Vegan “meat”. Deli is a burger joint that uses this concept quite well. You can enjoy your burger with a variety of sauces and dips. Known for its vegan “meat”, S Kultur is an upscale restaurant that serves fresh food and a variety of vegan “meat” including vegan “chicken.”
- The Voner - Shaped kind of like a taco, the voner from Vleischerei is one of many fast food treats offered at the restaurant. Healthy ingredients like lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes are a staple in many of the dishes.
- Bagel and Coffee - The Bagel Brothers offer some of the best bagels in Leipzig. Their breakfast option is used by many as a substitute for expensive hotel foods.
Getting to Leipzig
Getting Around and About in Leipzig Germany
Where to Stay in Leipzig
List of Recommended Souvenirs
- GDR themed items - You can get items from the days of the German Democratic Republic. They can be office supplies or even games.
- Porcelain statues - These statues are small, so they won’t take up space. In addition, they are also quite impressive and pleasing to the eye.
Top Tips for Travelers to Leipzig
- Grab cash in hand as many restaurants don’t take credit cards.
- Learn the culture. For instance, public drunkenness is frowned upon and not shaking hands when meeting someone is impolite.
- Be aware of local laws. For instance, jaywalking is strictly prohibited.
- Take your time in the city as there are many sites to visit.
- Ditch private transport as the public transport system is well networked and efficient.
Enjoying Leipzig on a Budget
- Watch out for the train deals from other cities. For instance, you could travel to Leipzig for only 14 Euros.
- Visit the choir for a great way to enjoy music. Tickets are as cheap as 2 Euros.
- For cheap food options, frequent the areas occupied mostly by students and artsy people.
- Visit the historical places as admission fees aren’t high.
- Travel via a budget bus company to get to the city.
Recommended Day Trips Locations not Far From Leipzig
- Colditz castle
Visitor Information and Useful Links
- Tourist Information Center
- Leipzig Tourist and Marketing
- Hospital: St. Elisabeth Hospital
BiedermannstraBe 84+49 341 39590
- Hospital: University Hospital Leipzig
- Clinic: Acqua Klinik
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1000 year-old Leipzig originated at the crossroads of important medieval trade routes, and was known under many nicknames. Today’s ‘New Berlin’ used to be the ‘Boomtown of Eastern Germany’ that turned into Hypezig’ for its vibrancy, vigor and agility of mind.