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There is a lot to see in Leipzig: historic buildings, tall towers and places steeped in history. Leipzig is a city in the eastern German state of Saxony. The Renaissance-style old town hall with the Leipzig City History Museum is located on the market square in the city center. Johann Sebastian Bach is buried in the late Gothic St. Thomas Church, which is known for the concerts of its St. Thomas Choir. The Nikolaikirche was once the meeting point for the Monday demonstrations that brought about the overthrow of the GDR regime in 1989.

All information and tickets for the Leipzig events can be found here on Citytixx. Plan your individual trip now and spend stress-free, yet exciting days on the Rhine.


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Leipzig, the city on the water

Leipzig has many names: City on the water, Little Paris, City on the Pleiße, City of Bridges, Hypezig ... Every visitor will find exactly what is looking for and what they need here.

Leipzig can be the perfect destination for a weekend trip - for a trip as a family, a party trip with friends, a study trip for those interested in politics or simply for those who appreciate a green city.

The old university and trade fair city is full of museums and pure culture, because many famous personalities have lived and worked here, for example Richard Wagner, Johann Sebastian Bach or Friedrich Nietzsche.


It is best to start your city tour directly at the imposing Augustusplatz in Leipzig, because there are four incredibly exciting sights in Leipzig. The opera, the Gewandhaus, the city skyscraper and the university. The Gewandhaus was inaugurated in 1981 and is home to one of the largest symphony orchestras in the world. The huge concrete building looks particularly impressive because of its glass facade. If you want to get a view over the roofs of the city, then a trip to the 29th floor of the city skyscraper is worthwhile. So you can see the largest square in Leipzig from above. But the most imposing building on Augustusplatz is the new university building, or the New Augusteum, which was only completed in 2012.

One of the most important monuments in Germany is the impressive monument to the Battle of the Nations. The most imposing war memorial in Europe was completed in 1913 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the defeat of France's Emperor Napoleon in the great battle of nations in 1813.

Fairs and markets were already held on the small but fine market square in the Middle Ages - the old town hall, which was designed in the style of the Saxon Renaissance, fits in with this.

Pure art and culture

Leipzig has a lively, diverse free art and culture scene and offers a diverse museum and art landscape. Some museums grant all interested visitors free entry once a month.

The City History Museum (Altes Rathaus, Haus Böttchergäßchen, Museum zum Arabischen Coffe Baum and Schillerhaus) as well as the museums in GRASSI (GRASSI Museum for Applied Arts, GRASSI Museum for Musical Instruments and GRASSI Museum for Ethnology) and the Museum of Fine Arts open every first Wednesday free of charge per month.

Over the past 20 years, the Leipzig cotton spinning mill has developed into a cultural hotspot with art galleries, huge exhibition rooms and art studios. Around 100 artists, such as fashion designers, printers, potters, sculpture artists and manufacturers of porcelain goods have settled here.

The Kunstkraftwerk is a masterfully digital art center in Leipzig. Here you can experience digital art from a wide variety of perspectives. Enjoy multimedia exhibitions and impressive digital works like you've never seen or heard before.

With over 10,000 m² of exhibition space, the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest exhibition halls in Germany. The modern, cuboid-shaped new building of the museum is worth a visit, from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, there is a lot to discover here.


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Events hotspot in Leipzig

As a city of music, Leipzig has a long tradition, a lively present and an international reputation. Leipzig is home to internationally renowned ensembles such as the Gewandhausorchester and St. Thomas' Choir, and this is also the home of the orchestra of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. Every year the city organizes an International Bach Festival and every two years the International Bach Competition.

Eating and going out in Leipzig

Have you heard of "KarLi" on Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse? Here it is bursting with scene charm with pubs, cafés and factories like Goldstein & Co. on the “Feinkost” site. Small individual cafés, bars and pubs are lined up in the KarLi. Ideal for an evening in the south of the city.

The proverbial love of the people of Leipzig for the oriental drink is associated with the nickname “coffee axis”. So it's no wonder that cafés were popular meeting places in the trade fair city as early as 1695. The restaurant Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum is the oldest still operating café-restaurant in Europe.

Hardly anyone knows today that the Saxons are the greatest cake inventors in Germany. Because 300 years ago the Saxon confectioners were constantly creating new delicious baked goods. One of these works are the "Leipziger Räbchen", which Goethe already appreciated.

Shopping and Fashion in Leipzig

The Mädler Passagen are an absolute highlight, not only for shoppers, but also for architecture fans. These covered alleys, which used to connect the merchants' buildings, offer weather-protected shopping fun. As one of the most magnificent shopping malls in Germany, it is not far from the market and in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Leipzig Zoo is the city's attraction and the most popular zoo in Germany - and not just since the zoo show "Elefant, Tiger Co." by the MDR. In the international ranking it is the second best zoo in Europe - and not without good reason. Since the year 2000 the zoo has been constantly rebuilt and expanded under the “Zoo of the Future” program. By 2022, many of the old systems are to be redesigned in favor of natural themed areas.

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