Leipzig Travel Guide

Leipzig is a city in Germany located in the state of Saxony. It one of the most important tourist destinations of East Germany.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Leipzig: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Neues Rathaus

Neues Rathaus

The Neues Rathaus has been the seat of the Leipzig City Council since 1905.

It is one of the most important landmarks of the city also the highest city hall tower in Germany.

Martin-Luther-Ring 4, 04109

Monument to the Battle of the Nations

Monument to the Battle of the Nations

The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is one of the most important monuments in Leipzig.

It was completed in 1913 commissioned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig in 1813.

There is an observation platform at a height of 91 meters.

Str. des 18. Oktober 100, 04299 

Altes Rathaus

Altes Rathaus

The Altes Rathaus is located in the heart of the city. It is a Renaissance building erected in 1556 that underwent many changes in the later centuries.

Since 1909 it serves as the city’s history museum.

Markt 1, 04109

St Thomas

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The St Thomas is a famous church for being where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a conductor and for having his remains buried there.

Another fact is that in 1539 Martin Luther preached here.

Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109

Gohliser Palace

Gohliser Palace

The Gohliser Palace was commissioned in 1756 by the merchant and architect of the city Johann Caspar Richter.

Today the palace is a venue for concerts and theater performances.

Menckestraße 23, 04155 

Opera

Opera

The Leipzig Opera was founded in 1693, becoming the second oldest musical theater in Germany.

The building is also home to one of Europe‘s largest ballet ensembles, the Leipzig Ballet.

Augustusplatz 12, 04109 

St Nicholas

St Nicholas

The St Nicholas is the largest church in Leipzig.

It was built in the 12th century and was also graced with Bach performances.

Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109

The Russian Memorial Church

The Russian Memorial Church

The Russian Memorial Church was erected in 1913 to commemorate the 130,000 Russian soldiers who fought for the liberation of Germany against Napoleon in the Battle of the Nations.

Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße 51A, 04103 

Augustusplatz

Augustusplatz

The Augustusplatz is the largest square in Leipzig.

The new campus of the University of Leipzig is located in the square.

The University of Leipzig is considered one of the oldest universities in Europe and the second oldest in Germany.

Augustusplatz, 04109

Statue of Goethe

Statue of Goethe

The Statue of Goethe is located on the Alte BörseNaschmarkt, 280 meters from the St Nicholas.

Alte Börse, Naschmarkt 1, 04109

Where to stay

Mercure Leipzig am Johannisplatz

Mercure Leipzig am Johannisplatz

The Mercure Leipzig am Johannisplatz is located near the Central Station.

The hotel has 174 rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, work desk.

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Stephanstraße 6, 04103 

Best Western City Center

Best Western City Center

The Best Western Leipzig City Center is located near the Central Station.

Rooms are equipped with a TV, minibar, safe.

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Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3, 04105

Marriott

Marriott

The Marriott Leipzig is located in the heart of the city.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, minibar.

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Am Hallischen Tor 1, 04109

Shopping

Mädler Passage

The Mädler Passage is located 280 meters from the Thomaskirchhof.

Brands: Scala, Swarovski, Picard.

Mädler Passage, 04109

Allee Center

The Allee Center Leipzig was opened in 1996. It has more than 100 shops.

Brands: Bonita, Adler, Camp David, New Yorker, Gina Laura, Tom Tailor.

Ludwigsburger Str. 9, 04209

Galeria Kaufhof

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Neumarkt 1, 04109

Höfe am Brühl

The Höfe am Brühl is located 600 meters from the Thomaskirchhof.

Brands: Adidas, Pandora, Tom Tailor.

Am Hallischen Tor 2, 04109

Plan your Trip

Leipzig has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Dresden, Hannover, Berlin.

Distances

Dresden – 115 km

Hannover – 262 km

Berlin – 190 km

Potsdam – 169 km

Braunschweig – 209 km

Bremen – 371 km

Cologne – 503 km

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