The Saxon metropolis is famous for the victorious Battle of the Nations against Napoleon in 1813, as the home of Auerbach's Cellar from Goethe's "Faust" and, last but not least, as the first site of the peaceful Monday demonstrations in 1989. Today, Leipzig is cool, exciting and extremely diverse - one of the hippest German cities.
Take a relaxed stroll through the Old Town, past the Old and New Town Halls and the Baroque Trade Exchange. On your sightseeing route, don't miss the impressive St. Thomas Church, where Johann Sebastian Bach once worked. Another top attraction is the Leipzig Zoo - discover the fascinating animal world here in spacious near-natural facilities. In summer, when the weather is nice, you can take a boat trip on the Elster River or enjoy water sports in the surrounding lakes.
Elaborately restored historic buildings and arcades with exclusive stores and cool boutiques make for an incomparable shopping experience in Leipzig. Furthermore, Petersstrasse and Grimmaische Strasse are among the most popular shopping miles in Germany.
The versatility of the Saxon metropolis is also reflected in its gastronomy. You will find cozy restaurants, cafés and pubs in the city center, but also in the vibrant Karl- Liebknecht-Straße of the Südvorstadt. Immerse yourself in the colorful neighborhood culture of the so-called Karli. On 2.5 kilometers, scene locales, art centers and trendy stores provide inspiration and variety.