Things worth seeing in and around Leipzig
On the trail of times past
With its 15,672 cultural monuments, Leipzig is, in terms of overall area, Germany's largest historic monument. Alongside the grand and imposing architecture of the 19th century Gründerzeit era (sometimes called the era of Promoterism), there are elements here of art nouveau and art deco, baroque and rococo. In "Auerbachs Keller" and in the Schiller House we retrace the steps of Germany's great literary figures, Goethe and Schiller and, on Leipzig's "Music Trail", we follow the milestones associated with some of our most famous composers. At the heart of the city centre lie the restaurant and coffee museum "Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum", the magnificent Mädler-Passage arcade and the famous Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas' Church). And it is also worth visiting Leipzig's historic Monument to the Battle of Nations, which is situated just outside the city.
Relaxing in and around Leipzig
There are more than 120 hectares of green and wooded areas, where you can enjoy a deep breath of fresh air. They include the multi-faceted Zoo Leipzig and the oldest botanical gardens in Germany. Leipzig is also on the water. It lies at the confluences of the Weiße Elster, Pleiße and Parthe and offers opportunities for a romantic boat trip on its many canals. And there is also a possibility of a brief holiday into the bargain - in the nearby Neuseenland lakeland park, where one can walk to one's heart's content.
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