Leipzig is a city of culture
Tradition, cosmopolitan outlook and charm
Leipzig has a tradition of trade fairs going back over 850 years. This tradition is also reflected in the impressive diversity of culture in the city. In all ages, the citizens of Leipzig have gone out of their way to foster the arts. Famous personages like Goethe and Schiller were just as much a part of shaping this city as were Lessing, Leibniz, Nietzsche, Rilke, Ringelnatz and Kästner. And this cultural metropolis can also thank its university, founded in 1409, for its liberal and cosmopolitan atmosphere. You and your guests are invited to discover many and varied facets of Leipzig and its artistic connections.
An El Dorado of music, theatre and the creative arts
Great composers like Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Mahler and Wagner created musical history in Leipzig. Today, there is plenty on offer - from classical to modern - to delight any music lover. Fans of the theatre and art enthusiasts too are in their element. You will find useful tips and links to relevant sites on the Music and Stage and Art web pages.
Strolling through the streets, enjoying the food and drink, sightseeing and just relaxing
The rich variety of cafés and restaurants can offer anything and everything your heart desires in the way of food and drink. Or you can stroll around, shop, and relax to your heart's content in the bustling city centre. There are numerous tourist attractions, which give some fascinating insights into Leipzig's history. For those looking for relaxation and recuperation, there are green oases on the golf courses, alongside the city's rivers and canals or by one of the many lakes that are to be found in the region around Leipzig.
You can get expert advice on ways to spend your free time from the Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH