Are you looking for what to do in Leipzig?
PLACES TO SEE
- Battle of Nations Monument: An example of the Wilhelmine School of architecture, this monument was built at the turn of 20th century to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig in 1813. Climb up 500 steps to reach at its platform to have spectacular views.
- St. Thomas Church: This church is home of the world-famous St. Thomas Choir. Associated with historic figures such as Martin Luther who preached here in 1539, and Johann Sebastian Bach who was the church's choirmaster from 1723 to 1750, this late Gothic church is a must see.
- Museum of Fine Arts: Originally founded in 1837 and settled into its new large-cubed home in 2004, the Museum of Fine Arts exhibits more than 3,500 paintings from the middle Ages to the present.
- The Naschmarkt: This little square was laid out in 1556 and here you can locate the Old Commercial Exchange (Alte Handelsbörse) and an Early Baroque building dating from 1678. Opposite to it is the Mädlerpassage, where you will see Auerbach's Keller, the place where Mephistopheles practiced his necromantic arts in Goethe's Faust.
- University of Leipzig: Situated in Augustusplatz, Leipzig University is one of the oldest universities in the world. Do visit its panoramic café at 110 meters, the Egyptian Museum, the Museum for Musical Instruments, the Museum of Antiquities, and the University Art Collection.
WHERE TO BE
- Conne Island: Visit this place which has defined the city’s nightlife for ages. It is here that most of the concerts and club nights take place.
- Leipzig Zoo: Recently opened in 2011, this zoo houses 17,000 plants and 300 exotic animals. Also home to endangered species such as Komodo dragons and pigmy hippos, it is a must visit. You can explore the zoo by following a jungle path, a treetop trail or in a boat.
- Stadtgeschichtliches Museum: Housed in Renaissance town hall, the museum recreates the city's history as a medieval trading town in the past to the present. You can also visit its nearby modern extension, the Neubau which displays themed temporary exhibits.
- Alte Spinnerei: This is a 19th-century cotton-spinning factory which has been converted into an artist colony today. Housing around 80 New Leipzig School artists; this building displays their art in 10 galleries.
Below we have a list of things to do in Leipzig and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Leipzig getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Leipzig with confidence.