Welcome to Leipzig! City of trade fairs, commerce, music, and books. More than 1,000 years of history. Now a modern, lively city of art and culture in the heart of Europe. We would like to invite you to discover Leipzig in all its diversity.
Experience the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived and worked in Leipzig for 27 years. Enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Thomaner boys' choir in St. Thomas Church. Attend concerts by the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. From classical music to cabaret, from rock concerts to chanson evenings, there's something for everyone.
Follow in the footsteps of Goethe and Dr. Faust in Auerbach's Cellar (Auerbachs Keller). Enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the oldest coffee houses in continuous operation in Europe.
Stroll through Leipzig's unique "passages", old "trade fair palaces" that now house tempting shopping opportunities.
Experience the architecture in the districts of Leipzig that date back to the 19th century "Gründerzeit" period of economic boom.
Take a tour of the former cotton mill factory buildings (Baumwollspinnerei), which now house galleries and exhibitions.
Visit our zoo, which was once again chosen as the best zoo in Germany in 2015. In Gondwanaland, the largest tropical hall in Europe, you can walk through a 27 -degree rainforest.
The Battle of Leipzig in 1813 was the largest mass slaughter in Europe up to that point and ended Napoleon's domination. The 91m-high Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Völkerschlachtdenkmal) offers impressive views.
Leipzig is a green city with lots of parks. Leave your cares behind. Leipzig is also crossed by many rivers and canals, so you can explore the city by boat. The lakes around Leipzig offer inviting opportunities for swimming, diving, sailing, surfing, and relaxing. The Neuseenland lake district was created by renaturing the former open-cast mines.
Leipzig is full of history and stories. More than 50 museums and collections await your visit.
Goethe said of Leipzig: "Leipzig's the place for me! 'Tis quite a little Paris; people there acquire a certain easy finish'd air." Now it's just up to you. We bid you a warm welcome!