Located in the heart of Germany, the city of Leipzig combines a wealth of history with a burst of modernity. From a time when it was a hub of commerce and culture, to a vibrant modern city, to a vibrant cultural center, Leipzig provides visitors with a time-traveling experience.

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Leipzig participates in international tournaments like the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League. These matches not only enhance the thrill in Leipzig but also draw supporters from various parts of Europe.

Cities near Leipzig

  • Dresden
  • Halle (Saale)

Tourism in Leipzig

Historical landmarks: Leipzig is home to many historical landmarks, as the St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), which is home to Johann Sebastian Bach's burial place. One of the main players in the 1989 Peaceful Revolution that resulted in the fall of the Berlin Wall was the St. Nicholas Church, also known as the Nikolaikirche.

Museums and Galleries: Leipzig is home to a large number of museums and galleries, including the Museum für bildenden Künste (Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts), which has a collection of European art spanning several centuries. Three museums featuring musical instruments, anthropology, and applied arts are housed inside the Grassi Museum complex.

Events in the Cultural Field: Leipzig boasts a thriving Cultural Field with events held all year long. The Gewandhaus Orchestra plays at the concert hall known for its superb acoustics, while the Leipzig Opera (Oper Leipzig) presents operas, ballets, and concerts.

There are plenty of parks and green spaces to enjoy in the city, including the Leipzig Zoo, which is one of the world's oldest and most up-to-date zoos, with a wide variety of animals and habitats. The Botanischer Garten (Botanical Garden) is a tranquil oasis, with a large variety of plants.

Shop and eat: The streets of Leipzig are lined with quaint shops, cafes, and eateries. The historic shopping arcade, the Mamedler Passage, is housed in a state-of-the-art 16th century building that has been restored to its former glory.

Leipzig’s nightlife: Leipzig is home to one of the most vibrant music and nightlife scenes in Germany, with a variety of venues that cater to a wide range of tastes. From underground nightclubs hosting electronic music events, to cosy jazz bars and classic concert halls, there’s something for everyone.

Leipzig Activities and Events

  • Discover Parks and Green Areas: Experience the beauty of nature and engage in outdoor pursuits at Leipzig's various parks and gardens, including Clara Zetkin Park, Rosental Park, Leipzig Zoo, and Leipzig Botanical Garden.
  • Explore Leipzig's waterways by embarking on a boat tour, which provides a distinctive view of the city's architecture and landmarks as you cruise along its canals and rivers.

  • Discover the Leipzig Zoo: Embark on a journey through one of the world's oldest and most cutting-edge zoos, which houses a wide array of animal species and habitats. Additionally, immerse yourself in the enriching experience of educational exhibits and captivating attractions.

Leipzig Football

  • The Red Bull Arena: previously named the Zentralstadion, is situated within the Sportforum Leipzig complex in the northwestern region of the city. With a seating capacity exceeding 42,000 spectators, it proudly serves as the home stadium for RB Leipzig. In the early 2000s, the stadium underwent substantial renovations and expansions, resulting in its transformation into a state-of-the-art football facility.
  • The Bruno-Plache-Stadion: situated in the Probstheida district of Leipzig, is a renowned stadium with a rich history. Formerly the home ground of RB Leipzig, the club later relocated to the Red Bull Arena. Although it is no longer utilized for professional football matches, the stadium continues to serve as a venue for local amateur and youth games.
  • Sportforum Leipzig: is a comprehensive sports complex that offers a range of facilities for various sports disciplines, such as athletics, swimming, and indoor sports. Although it is not exclusively focused on football, it serves as a venue for local football matches and provides training sessions for amateur and youth teams.