Book flights to Leipzig with Ryanair and discover a great German city that might not have the tourist credentials of nearby Berlin, but that’s really worth exploring. If you’re a music buff, you’ll find yourself in good company here – Leipzig has been home to some of the world’s greatest, including Mendelssohn, Wagner, and even Bach. There is a strong café culture in the city, and plenty of good shopping and sightseeing too, so even if classical music isn’t your thing you’ll find plenty to keep you busy! Book flights to Leipzig today.
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Today’s Leipzig is a lively, open and multi-faceted city, with an abundance of attractions on offer. Having been a trade centre for centuries, the shopping is fantastic, while the opera house, the museums and art institutions provide activities galore for those with a cultural taste.

The restored Gothic Thomaskirche is one of Leipzig’s top attractions and has a rich 800-year history, to say the least. Martin Luther used to lecture here, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played the organ in the church, and Richard Wagner was baptised here. However, it is most famous as the church where Johann Sebastian Bach used to serve as a cantor for 27 years. The magnificent building is home to the master composer’s sarcophagus, and is a must visit when in Leipzig.

​Address: Thomaskirchhof 18, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 222 24200​Website:​More info:
The Bach Museum

Another must-see, the Bach Museum, is devoted to the life and works of Bach, whose 27 years as cantor and the city’s music director shaped Leipzig’s musical life. Visitors are treated to sheet music, documents, artworks, musical instruments and furniture, as well as the opportunity to listen to some of Bach’s music in the free-of-charge audio guides.

​Address: Thomaskirchhof 15-16, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 913 70​Website:​More info:
The Museum In Der Runden Ecke

The museum is a place of warning, commemoration and learning. It has also become established as a much-visited site of political and cultural discourse. The Citizens’ Committee issues regular invitations to discussions, film evenings, lectures and numerous other events at the "Runde Ecke."

​Address: Dittrichring 24, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 961 2443​Website:​More info:
Leipzig Zoo

See animals in their natural habitat at this massive project, branded the Zoo of the Future, which aims to take visitors on a fantastic trip around the entire globe. Parts have already been finished, with the whole project expected to be completed within the next five years.

​Address: Pfaffendorfer Straße 29, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 5933 500​Website:​More info:
The Museum Der Bildenden Kuenste

Come to the Museum Der Bildenden Kuenste and admire paintings by the likes of Duerer, Rembrandt and Rubens, as well as various 20th-century artists at this art museum, housed in brand new futuristic building.

​Address: Katharinenstrasse 10, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 216 990​Website:​More info:
Altes Rathaus

As one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Germany, Leipzig’s old town hall is well worth a visit. It is located on the market square of the city.

​Address: Markt 1, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 230 6036​Website:

If you have a passion for history, a visit to the Voelkerschlachtdenkmal is a must. Erected in 1913, as a memorial to the 500,000 people who fought and the 120,000 people who lost their lives in the Battle of the Nations in 1813, it is Germany’s largest monument.

​Address: Prager Straße, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 224 770​Website:
Russian Memorial Church St Alexej

The Russian Memorial Church St Alexej is another Battle of the Nations memorial. This Russian Orthodox Church is worth a visit for its interesting architecture and interior.

​Address: Philipp Rosenthal Strasse, Leipzig

Take a break from the shopping and sightseeing by heading for a stroll or a picnic in this beautiful 1800 hectare park, which stretches in a circle around the town centre.

​Address: Auenwald, Leipzig
St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas is a beautiful chapel in Leipzig and a nice stop if you like history and architecture. They hold many concerts here, find out the schedule while you are visiting.

​Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, Leipzig

This museum houses three museums in one which means that if you would like to see all three of them you need a lot of time. If you just have a couple of hours you can choose exhibitions of Applied Arts, Ethnography or Musical Instruments.

​Address: Johannisplatz 5–11, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 2229 100​Website:​More info:
Market Square

The Market Square is located right in the heart of the city and a great way to start off your visit in Leipzig. Here you will find fresh vegetables, meat, cheese and other locally produced products.

​Address: Markt, Leipzig

The Opera house, or as it is called in German Opernhaus, is a lovely venue to go and listen to opera. The acoustics are great, seating is spacious and with excellent views. It is a real treat if you love opera.

​Address: Augustusplatz 12, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 1261 ext. 0​Website:
Madler Passage

This is one of the most renowned and visited arcades in the world. No matter if you are a window shopper or a real shopper you should visit the famous Madler Passage. Have a look at the lovely boutiques and enjoy a coffee.

​Address: Grimmaische Straße 2-4, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 216 340​Website:​More info:
Botanischer Garten

The Botanical Garden invites you to a quiet and relaxing break in Leipzig. The Butterfly House is one of the most popular attractions here, especially if you have children.

​Address: Linnéstraße 1, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 973 6850​Website:​More info:
Leipzig offers a wide variety of great restaurants, serving both international food and traditional Saxon dishes such as Schnitzel, dumplings and roast pork. The Leipzigers also have a passionate love for coffee, with coffee houses having become popular meeting places as early as 1695, and it therefore comes as no surprise that the city also has a wide range of cosy cafés, one of them counting to the most famous in the world.
Auerbachs Keller

One of Leipzig’s most famous eateries, the historic Auerbachs Keller was originally a beer hall with roots dating back to 1538, today serving splendid traditional Saxon food. Literary giant Goethe used to frequent the place for drinks, and immortalised the venue when he used it as the setting for the scene in which Faust dines with the devil. The Auerbachs Keller, and its Barrell Cellar where the scene from Faust has been recreated, is simply a must when in Leipzig.

​Address: Grimmaische Strasse 2-4, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 216 100​Website:​More info:

Ratskeller is a 100-year-old historic restaurant under the New Town Hall with a rustic and cosy interior, the Ratskeller is one of Leipzig’s biggest eateries, serves traditional dishes from Germany and Saxony and is the perfect place to sample the local cuisine.

​Address: Lotterstrasse 1, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 123 4567​Website:​More info:
Apels Garten

Apels Garten is a traditional restaurant in the heart of Leipzig, serving some of the most tastiest Saxon dishes, which can be enjoyed either in the cosy restaurant itself or on the spacious terrace.

​Address: Kolonnadenstrasse 2, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 960 7777​Website:​More info:

Basamo is an African restaurant and bar in the heart of Leipzig, serving splendid African food and exotic drinks. The downstairs Musicave hosts music events and dance nights on a regular basis.

​Address: Nürnberger Straße 11, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 960 7654​Website:​More info:
Restaurant Am Wasserschloss

Enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine in this cosy and posh hotel restaurant with beautiful views of the park outside both from the restaurant itself and from the tranquil garden terrace.

​Address: Hans Driesch Strasse 27, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 447 80​More info:
La Locanda

La Locanda is an Italian restaurant that offers traditional Italian dishes, pizzas and pastas. In the summer time you can site in the green open-air garden or why not in the dining room which is decorated in warm tones.

​Address: Gohliser Straße 42, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 689 4745​Website:​More info:
Gourmet restaurant FALCO

This restaurant is located at the Westin Hotels & Resorts and with its 2 Michelin stars they offer stylish menu with fresh food compiled by star chef Peter Maria Schnurr. Here you can enjoy good food while looking out at the sensational view over the city Leipzig at the 27th floor.

​Address: Gerberstrasse 15, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 988 0 ​Website:​More info:

Visiting Chang is like having a holiday within a holiday. The food and the atmosphere makes you feel as if you have jumped on the plane and landed in Thailand. If you love Thai food then do not miss this restaurant.

​Address: Gottschedstr. 18, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 253 5147​Website:

Drogerie is a nice, cosy and homely restaurant which serves German food. The menu is seasonal and they serve both local and international wine.

​Address: Schillerweg 36, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 2228 6466​Website:​More info:
Trattoria Amici

Trattoria Amici´s principle is "fresh, simple and good". To uphold the Italian tradition and authentic food is just as important as to make sure that all the guests enjoy their visit here. It is a good idea to call ahead and reserve a table.

​Address: Nurnberger Strasse 11, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 3552 1835​Website:​More info:
Zill's Tunnel

Some might mistake this for a tourist trap but Zill's Tunnel is a lovely dinner experience. This is one of the oldest inns in Leipzig and they serve typical Saxon specialities.

​Address: Barfussgasschen 9, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 960 2078​Website:
Bayerischer Bahnhof

Bayerischer Bahnhof, just as the name implies, is an old railway station. It has a great welcoming atmosphere and of course a big list of beer to choose from. The food is German and to reasonable prices.

​Address: Bayrischer Platz 1, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 124 5760​Website:

Stadtpfeiffer is one of the most popular restaurants in town because of its amazing food and great service. It is on the pricey side but there is a reason to why guests keep coming back year after year.

​Address: Augustusplatz 8, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 217 8920​Website:
Epicerie Petite Marieke

This lovely little place is mostly open daytime with amazing food made from scratch. The menu changes daily and this French place, of course, also have amazing desserts and good wine.

​Address: Mozartstr. 6, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 223 5260​Website:​More info:
Leo's Brasserie

Leo's Brasserie is located in the city centre, close to Leipzig Hbf. It has a simple decor but is a great place for a quick lunch. On a nice day you can enjoy a cold beer out in the sun.

​Address: Reichsstr. 20, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 149 2073​Website:​More info:
Relax at one of Leipzig lovely cafes after a long day of shopping and just enjoying the city.
Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum

Europe’s oldest surviving coffee-house and restaurant still in operation is a real treat for all coffee lovers. It opened in 1694, and has since seen a raft of famous people indulging in the hot drink in its rooms, including Wagner, Goethe, Bach and Grieg.

​Address: Kleine Fleischergasse 4, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 961 0060​Website:​More info:
Kaffeehaus Riquet

Kaffeehaus Riquet is a traditional Leipziger coffeehaus with a beautiful interior and a lovely atmosphere, serving a wide range of coffees, teas and cakes.

​Address: Schuhmachergäßchen 1, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 961 0000 ​Website:​More info:
Café Puschkin

Try some Lebanese delicacies and maybe even learn how to make them thanks to Mohamad´s cooking classes.

​Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 74, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 391 0105​Website:
Café Waldi

This is where the students hang out. But don’t let it scare you away, they have good food and drinks to reasonable prizes.

​Address: Peterssteinweg 10, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 462 5667​Website:​More info:
Opern Cafe

Opern Cafe is a cosy café with a luxurious feel serving a wide range of coffees, as well as food and beverages.

​Address: Augustusplatz 12, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 442 8430​Website:​More info:
Leipzig has several pub districts, one of the most popular being the Drallewatsch, which runs from the Bruehl precinct along Fleischergasse to the New Town Hall. Many of the city’s pubs have beer gardens, which are incredibly popular in the summer. A must for beer lovers when in Leipzig is to try the locally brewed Leipzig Gose, a top-fermented beer that can be enjoyed at the Gose brewery Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof or at the pub Gosenschenke. The people of Leipzig sure know how to party, particularly the city’s university crowd, and there is a wide variety of funky clubs where you can get your knees up and let your hair down.

Visit this traditional pub and restaurant for a proper Saxon experience, with traditional Leipziger beer or Gose flowing, a great atmosphere and superb regional culinary treats.

​Address: Menckestrasse 5, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 566 2360​Website:​More info:

One of the typical venues in Gottschedstrasse, the Luise features trendy customers, good music and simple food as well as, of course, a wide variety of drinks to get you going. If you wake up with a hangover on Saturday, why not come back to the scene of the crime for the lovely breakfast buffet, served only on Saturday mornings.

​Address: Bosestraße 4, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 961 1488 ​Website:​More info:
Bayerischer Bahnhof

This pub and brewery is housed in what was once Leipzig’s main train station. It became a brewpub in 1999, when the derelict building was sold, and now serves a flurry of German beers as well as different forms of the local Gose beer, including Regenschirm – which is a cocktail mixing Gose with cumin liqueur and that dates back to the 19th century.

​Address: Bayrischer Platz 1, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 124 5760​Website:​More info:

Spizz is a popular jazz bar frequented by the young and trendy, serving great cocktails and light food, with jazz bands playing on selected days.

​Address: Markt 9, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 960 8043​Website:
Coco Bar Leipzig Sud

With more than 333 cocktails and drinks on the menu, as well as regional and international food, you are bound to find something to quench your thirst and hunger at this small but cosy lounge bar.

​Address: Dittrichring 17, Leipzig​Phone: +49 177 579 6283​Website:​More info:

Distillery is considered by many to be Leipzig’s best club and plays hosts to a flurry of different bands and DJs playing everything from Drum & Bass, soul, hip hop to reggae, Jungle and old school.

​Address: Industriestraße 85-95, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 355 97400​Website:
Dark Flower

For those with a taste for the alternative, this is the place to go in Leipzig, with a range of different club nights featuring electro and alternative music to rock and 1980s classics.

​Address: Hainstrasse 12-14, Leipzig​Phone: +49 163 633 0011​Website:

Nachtcafé promise to play the finest in hip-hop and house music, and inviting some of the best DJs on the scene, you cannot fail having a ball in this funky place.

​Address: Petersstrasse 39-41, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 355 850 55​Website:
Night Fever

For the best disco tunes in town and the chance to practice your best Saturday Night Fever moves, head to Night Fever, which features an eclectic mix of people – some dressed up to their teeth’s in their best 1970s and ’80s gear.

​Address: Gottschedstrasse 4, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 149 9990​Website:

Featuring the best dance classics, a stylish club ambience and party-loving people, this funky place guarantees you a great night out. If you’re something special, reserve the VIP room.

​Address: Katharinenstrasse 13, Leipzig​Phone: +49 341 960 3306
Visitors with a taste for shopping need not despair when coming to Leipzig, as the city boasts great shopping facilities, ranging from exclusive boutiques and beautiful shopping arcades to traditional food and antiques markets. Head to the Mädler Passage, which leads on to Königshaus and Messehofspassage, for luxury shops and boutiques, and to the arcades of the Old Town Hall for Leipzig souvenirs and books. The recently refurbished shopping arcades in Specks Hof and Barthels Hof and the city’s latest and most modern additions in Städtisches Kaufhaus, Strohsack-Passage and Petersbogen are also well-worth a visit. For fresh food and agricultural produce from the region, visit the market near the Leipzig Central Stadium on Saturdays. There are also antiques and flea markets, on platform 24 at the Central Station, on the first weekend of every month, and every Sunday on the grounds of the city’s Old Exhibition Centre.
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Leipzig-Halle Airport

Leipzig-Halle Airport is located 18 km from Leipzig city centre. Getting to and from the airport is easy, with the Airport Express railway service, which runs every half an hour, taking visitors to the city centre in only 14 minutes. Taxis are available outside Terminal B and outside Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, and will take you to or from the airport in about 30 minutes.

​Address: Flughafen Leipzig/Halle​Phone: +49 341 224-0​Website:​More info:
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