Top attractions in Leipzig
One of the new centers for art and culture in Germany, and a stone's throw from Berlin, Leipzig is a city in its prime and a new tourist hot spot. But people also come for its history. Here's a few sites worth seeing.
The historic Monument to the Battle of the Nations commemorates Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig. It's also a fantastic spot for tourists as there is a viewing platform from which you can see across the city.
One of the oldest universities in the world, with an incredible history, a tour of the campus of the University of Leipzig is well worth it.
Home of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, you won't forget the wonderful acoustics of this concert hall any time soon.
The famous St. Thomas Church was where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a Kapellmeister, and is the current location of his remains.
The most famous church in Leipzig, as peaceful demonstrations used to take place here every Monday as a protest against communist rule.
This fabulous Renaissance building was once the hub of life in Leipzig. Now it contains a great museum dedicated to the history of the city.
Three wonderful museums rolled into one, with an especially good museum of musical instruments. This is one tourist site not to be missed!
Although you can visit all year round and still see the sights, the weather in the summer months is great, making it a perfect holiday destination to get some sun and culture!
With plenty to see and do, three night would be the perfect amount of time to get to know the city. Or, why not combine it with a trip to Berlin and stay a night or two in each city?
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- Leipzig doesn't get too warm, making the summer months, when the sun is out longer, the perfect time for a visit!
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What people are saying about Leipzig
We were passing through Leipzig and had a 7 hour stopover. We found this tour on the internet and thought it would give us a good overview for the time that we had. The company offered only a combined German/English tour and not an English only so we had no choice with this respect. We found ourselves the only two English speakers in the whole group and were quite concerned about the attention the guide would pay to us. Quite to the contrary, our guide gave an excellent tour, giving equal time to us on every respect. We never felt like a minority. The guide was excellent in her telling of the history of both the town and people embellished with many humorous anecdotes. A highly recommended tour.
It was fine once it started. Being winter, the number of departures was reduced and I waited for it to start longer than my patience lasted. But I suppose that's inevitable as they can't afford buses going round empty. They need to install the recordings in other languages soon. My German wasn't really good enough to get the best from the commentary.
Though it is noted in the tour description, it was not immediately clear to me that the tour would be conducted in German only. This was okay for me but my partner speaks only a little German. Apart from this the tour was very comprehensive and gave a good overview of the main sites and informed us about the history of Leipzig.
Da es eine kleine Gruppe war, konnte der Rundgang etwas individueller gestaltet werden und man konnte Fragen stellen, ohne, dass die Zeit knapp wurde. Das hat uns sehr gut gefallen und auch mein Sohn fand es zu keiner Zeit langweilig. Eine gute Chance auf Widerholung. Danke.
Our guide Sylvia was excellent and very fluent in English. We thoroughly enjoyed both the walking tour of the old city and the bus tour of surrounding suburbs to learn much more about the origins of Leipzig.