Events and Festivals in Leipzig

  • Leipzig Bachfest: Held at different historical venues, the Leipzig Bach Festival is a musical programme that is held every year and showcases religious and jazz concerts.
  • The Wave Gotik Treffen: During Whitsun every spring, around 20,000 Goths from all over the world come together in Leipzig to join the world's largest gathering of the dark family. The event is celebrated with more than a hundred concerts.
  • Leipzig Carnival: In January, Leipzig celebrates the carnival before Lent, with many parades and lots of revelry.
  • Leipzig City Festival (Leipziger Stadfest): Held in early June, this is a popular festival throughout Germany which features revelry, including music, dance and lots of food and drink stalls.
  • Leipzig Jazz Festival (Leipziger Jazztage): This is an enormous international jazz event, where famous jazz musicians and singers perform at venues, including the Opera House.
  • Christmas Market Leipzig (Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt): Every November to December, Leipzig hosts Christmas markets from where you can purchase Christmas gifts together with hot food, storytelling and choir concerts at the Dom (cathedral).

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