Travel to Leipzig

Top Attractions & Things to Do in Leipzig

2021-11-08T16:47:39+01:00

Westwerk Kaiserbad Leipzig I Leipzig Free Tours The city of Leipzig, long known since the Middle Ages for its fairs and markets, lies in the Saxon Lowlands at the junction of the Weisse Elster and the Pleisse rivers. This setting on important trade routes gave Leipzig considerable commercial power, and after being granted the privilege of holding fairs, it became the leading city in Saxony after Dresden. Leipzig also became a centre of art and learning, as well as an important centre for the book trade. This legacy lives on, as seen by its old-established publishing houses, major libraries [...]

Top Attractions & Things to Do in Leipzig2021-11-08T16:47:39+01:00

Leipzig – Our insider tips for a perfect weekend

2021-04-23T21:53:27+02:00

Karl Heine Kanal I Leipzig Free Tours - Walk like a local I Free Walking Tour I Leipzig www.leipzigfreetours.com Leipzig - the city on the edge of Saxony is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful German cities and has been enjoying increasing popularity among tourists and Leipzigers for several years. We have compiled all the important Leipzig tips for a short vacation in the trade fair city. With our Leipzig insider tips you will find the best places, the most beautiful destinations and the hottest clubs in the city. Leipzig Tip #1: Leipzig Central Station For most visitors to [...]

Leipzig – Our insider tips for a perfect weekend2021-04-23T21:53:27+02:00

Top Sights in Leipzig

2021-11-08T16:54:12+01:00

Leipzig has a lot to offer, so picking what attractions to see on the first visit is often difficult. Therefore, I would like to present some of my personal highlights here. Some of them can also be admired as part of our Free Tour Leipzig, others can be found a little further outside of the centre of the city of Leipzig. Barthels-Hof-Leipzig Arriving in Leipzig, the first thing not to miss is the city center and the magnificent facades. Particularly impressive here are the numerous old trading yards with their centuries-old history. The oldest and most hidden is Barthel's [...]

Top Sights in Leipzig2021-11-08T16:54:12+01:00

The University that brought down a regime

2021-03-15T14:37:30+01:00

University of Leipzig with St Pauls Church © Universität Leipzig by Carlos S. Francis For more than 700 years St Paul's University Church, the heart of the University of Leipzig (1409), had survived. The Thirty Years War (1618-48) that killed 20 percent of all Germans, the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), and even the ferocious Anglo-American air raid on December 4, 1943 that showered bombs on the city, had not touched it. The bombs slid off the steeply sloping roof and the interior of the church was untouched. The brave people of Leipzig threw water at the roaring flames and [...]

The University that brought down a regime2021-03-15T14:37:30+01:00

Top Tips for Getting to Leipzig

2021-03-15T15:05:42+01:00

Ventil Leipzig is to the south west of Berlin in the east of Germany and while not quite as easy to get to as the capital, you have plenty of options available. While planning such a trip may seem daunting and time consuming, it is worth it to explore the fascinating city of Leipzig. Plus, with our top tips below, you will be able to quickly arrange the travelling aspect and save money at the same time. We will be waiting to welcome you on one of our tours when you arrive! Airport Parking If you plan to drive [...]

Top Tips for Getting to Leipzig2021-03-15T15:05:42+01:00

Top 5 free things to do in Leipzig

2021-03-28T15:11:00+02:00

There are plenty of free things to do in Leipzig, especially during the summer, and in this article, I will introduce some of my favorites. So what to do in Leipzig? streetart leipzig Always recommended is a stroll over Karl-Heine-Straße in the borough of Plagwitz. After some window shopping around the little shops on the avenue, take a closer look at the cafes such as Dipasquale which is my favorite when it comes to coffee. If on a budget, you will also find a Späti there that allows for a drink on the cheap that you can enjoy sitting [...]

Top 5 free things to do in Leipzig2021-03-28T15:11:00+02:00

Street Art in Leipzig

2021-11-20T13:17:43+01:00

I took a walk around Westwerk last weekend and was amazed by the density of street art just in the vicinity of this building in the neighborhood of Plagwitz in Leipzig. Merely by walking around the building, you can find all sorts of different works from different artists. The most obvious would be graffiti, but also artists working with stencils, stencils on paper, wood blocks, tapes and vinyl. Some of which carry political statements, others are just pieces of art as such. I evens saw some lego pieces placed between the gaps of bricks, or larger figures that reminded me of [...]

Street Art in Leipzig2021-11-20T13:17:43+01:00

TOP 5 Leipzig Bars and Cafes for post lockdown

2021-03-15T15:12:46+01:00

Frau Krause Leipzig After a long time of social isolation and staying home, everybody is now looking forward for the first phase of bars and restaurants to reopen on Saturday. Here are my top 5 hidden gems of Leipzig for you to check out.   FRAU KRAUSE For everybody wanting to experience some true east German atmosphere, Frau Krause in Connewitz is the place to go. The term "Gastro Pub" might sound like home to some Brits while it describes what it is - a pub style bar with a few very classic (east German) dishes and nibbles. Locals [...]

TOP 5 Leipzig Bars and Cafes for post lockdown2021-03-15T15:12:46+01:00

Honecker’s Guest House

2021-03-15T15:03:55+01:00

Honecker's Guest House of the Council of Ministers and Politburo of the GDR Erich Honecker was a regular at the former "Guest House of the Council of Ministers and Politburo of the GDR" when it was opened in 1968 by SED head of state Walter Ulbricht. In addition to Ulbricht, successor Erich Honecker also made guest appearances at least twice a year during the Leipziger Messe. Other GDR figures and foreign guests came, too. In 1983, a billion dollar loan for the almost bankrupt GDR was negotiated by Honecker and Bavarian Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauss in a bomb-proof [...]

Honecker’s Guest House2021-03-15T15:03:55+01:00

Top things to do on a trip to Germany

2021-03-15T15:09:56+01:00

As a local, I am offering some insights on what might be most interesting, delicious or exciting on a trip to Germany. Arriving in Berlin, you will be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and what's on offer. Although a classic, I do recommend eating “Currywurst”. One of the best places to do so is Curry36 in Kreuzberg. For a great view while sipping some cocktails during the evening, head to Andel’s hotel’s bar Loft14 in Prenzlauer Berg. You will have a great view towards Fersehturm from this spot that not many people actually know about (not even Berliners). [...]

Top things to do on a trip to Germany2021-03-15T15:09:56+01:00
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