Historic churches, modern exhibitions and a scenic nightlife – Leipzig is not only the biggest city of Saxony, but also able to convince each visitor with the perfect combination of modern and historic elements of its uniqueness. It is also well-known for its famous artists who lived and worked in Leipzig like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who also established the epithet "little Paris", or Johann Sebastian Bach, whose musical works still fill the halls of churches and other concert venues within the city and beyond.
The Zoo Leipzig is one of the oldest and at the same time most modern zoos in the world. It is well known for the near-natural and species-appropriate husbandry as well as the unique hominid compound. Discover about 850 animal species year-round.
The concert hall Gewandhaus Leipzig offers a various and shifting program of concerts, festivals and congresses. It is also well-known for the quality of its Gewandhausorchester. A look at the current schedule during a stay in Leipzig is highly recommended.
St. Thomas Church
Leipzig and the composer Johann Sebastian Bach are nearly unseparable for culturally interested visitors. Since since 1212, the St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) is housing the concerts of his worldwide known choir Thomanerchor.
The Panometer Leipzig shows exceptional exhibitions of the famous artist Yadegar Asisi on the biggest 360° panorama screen worldwide. Since 2003 millions of visitors have been attracted by the 3.500 sqm panoramic screen with changing topics.
Magic tropical lights
Once again, the tropical world of Leipzig Zoo shines in mystical light for a few weeks. Light shows, shimmering beings and special sounds accompany the spectacle.
56th Fockeberg run
Among the traditional running events in Leipzig is the Fockeberglauf around the Fockeberg plateau. Depending on the level of fitness, 6 or 12 kilometers have to be covered.
Leipzig Book Fair
As the second largest trade fair of its kind in Germany every year, the Leipzig Book Fair attracts a large number of readers, authors and publishers to the city to inform about new publications and to create a platform for lively exchange.
The extraordinary violinist celebrates his 10th anniversary with the "Unlimited - Greatest Hits" Tour and will also be a guest in the Arena Leipzig.