Leipzig Tourism

With a deeply embedded tradition and culture of music, Leipzig attracts a number of tourists every year to its historic vicinity. Featuring as “the little Paris” in literature, the city never ceases to inspire the people who come here in search of history, commerce and entertainment. The city still seduces with the music that finds its way through the oldest and finest boys choirs (the 800-year-old Thomanerchor).Housing one of the oldest universities in the world, Leipzig has its own share in the intellectual culture of Europe. It is also known as “the city of Heroes” owing to its role in peaceful revolution of 1989, an act which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall thereby uniting East with the West Germany.

Also a centre of commerce since time immemorial, the city still houses a large number of trade fairgrounds and exhibition halls which are known as the Leipzig Messe and are located in north of the city. As you enter this area you shall see the historical buildings which were constructed by merchants that add to the city’s unique system of arcades and courtyards.

If you want to immerse in the city’s rhythm of music, follow its new tourist trail called Leipziger Notenspur which links key sites in the city's musical history.

Essential travel information and Leipzig tips for your visit

  • You will have to take handy money with you as many restaurants don’t take credit cards because of the cash rules in Germany.
  • Jaywalking is prohibited in Germany.
  • Public drunkenness is frowned upon in Germany.
  • Shake hands when you’re introduced to someone-it’s impolite not to.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Leipzig

  • Know the pollution level of Leipzig before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 27.08 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 4.17 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Leipzig for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Leipzig.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.11 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.78 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.97 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.07 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 24.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 41.11 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.42 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.95 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.39 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Leipzig is 167.39 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.2 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 82.33 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.25 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.1 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.16 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.61 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.76 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.05 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Leipzig

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.12 USD

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