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It’s easy to see why Leipzig has been crowned the ‘New Berlin’. The coolest city of Germany’s Saxony state is more like a creative playground, packed with plenty of exciting things to do and see on holiday.

Leipzig is well known for its vibrant music scene. Here, visitors can discover a heritage of acclaimed composers and a future of genre-defying sounds. Check out the Bach-Museum to learn about the history of the famous maestro who, along with Mendelssohn and Wagner, helped put Leipzig on the musical map. Alternative music fans should visit the cultural centre of Conne Island, while techno-lovers can dance the night away at the iconic Distillery nightclub.

Leipzig is filled with plenty of eye-catching attractions that tell stories of an exciting past. The Leipzig Trade Fair dates all the way back to the Middle Ages and represents a proud, century-long history of trading. Elsewhere, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations celebrates the 1813 defeat of Napoleon's French army. Be sure to climb to the top of the pyramid-like shrine for panoramic views of the city.

Sitting at the meeting-point of the White Elster, Pleisse and Parthe rivers, Leipzig has plenty of green spaces sure to keep nature-lovers entertained. The Leipzig Riverside Forest is a must-see, and open since 1542, the Leipzig Botanical Garden features a massive 7,000 species of greenery.

Tonight

From $80 per night

This weekend

From $160 per night

Next weekend

From $463 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.05
Language German
Average weekend price $99 per night
Average weekday price $111 per night
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10

A city with a mixed history - the traditional Saxon past...

June 28, 2022

A city with a mixed history - the traditional Saxon past grafted with the communist period, and the identity recovery in recent years. You can see all types of biuldings and streets. A very good and accurate public transport. And don't forget to visit Museum of City History (Stadtgeschichtliches Museum), Monument to the Battle of the Nations, and the University!

Doina
Doina Romania
10

Very easy to get a round when there for the Wave Gothik...

June 8, 2022

Very easy to get a round when there for the Wave Gothik Treffen Festival, lots of great places to eat and drink and lots to do besides the concerts, the city really takes on the attendance from all across the globe

AzInBlack
AzInBlack Netherlands
10

Fascinating city of contrasts ranging from a stunning old...

May 31, 2022

Fascinating city of contrasts ranging from a stunning old centre full of unbelievably beautiful buildings, through a typical, modern centre, to fascinating but very run down developing districts within a mile of each other. We stayed in Neustadt-Neuschönefeld, dominantly middle eastern with amazing food for anyone on a budget. The Bach Museum and Thomaskirche is a must for lovers of the great man. City centre restaurants are really good and not overpriced. If leaving by train, check out Starbucks... yes Starbucks!, for a unique architectural interior

Tony
Tony United Kingdom
10

This is a jewel.

May 17, 2022

This is a jewel. This city have so much to discover Music ,art, ans mostly ,the peoples The walk around the " Kanal". The history if this city is amazone. This is the Most kept secret if Germany

Anonymous
10

Just a brief stay and will defo come back - just over the...

May 1, 2022

Just a brief stay and will defo come back - just over the hour by train from Berlin so on our list for our next trip to Germany. We were there for a football match and the stadium is easy walking distance for the hotel and the ground itself is superb - shame we can't do the same in Scotland !!!

Stephen
Stephen United Kingdom
8.0

An historic city, rebuilt after the war.

April 13, 2022

An historic city, rebuilt after the war. Some of the architecture is modern and some old. Numerous restaurants around the old market square. Unfortunately when we were there, there were no concerts and the only opera was in German with no surtitles. Even in April it was rather cold. We used Leipzig to visit 2 other cities within 1-2 hours train ride.

EAA1947
EAA1947 Australia

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