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15 Best Things To Do in Leipzig, Germany

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 13th, 2021 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Leipzig, Germany soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Leipzig with suggested tours! You’ll surely have a lot of fun!

15 Best Things To Do in Leipzig, Germany
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Leipzig is located in the German state of Saxony. It is known for its historical museums and landmarks. If you will visit this city in Germany, prepare to be amazed by a lot of historical information that you would learn. Take a picture of its picturesque buildings, and eat at various restaurants that would make you go back again and again. Leipzig is surely one of the best cities in Germany.

15 Things that you should do and visit in Leipzig, Germany

1. Museum in der Runden Ecke

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A history museum located in Leipzig, Germany. It was originally an office of the secret police (“Stasi” in Leipzig). You would learn a lot in this museum, especially about the Stasi. If you’re into that kind of thing, then you should head to this one. However, when you visit this museum, please expect that the exhibits are all in German, but an audio guide in English is available. 

2. Grassimuseum

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It is the second oldest museum in Leipzig, Germany. It’s a museum that houses three different museums; the Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of Ethnology, and the Museum of Music Instruments. There are a lot of things to see and do here that you could spend a long time inside. With all the exhibits this museum has for tourists, You would definitely enjoy it.

3. Bach Museum

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A museum dedicated to the life and works of classical music guru Bach. If you know Bach and you’re interested in his life and music contribution, then this museum is a must-visit. But of course, people who don’t know him but are a big fan of music/classical music could also enjoy going here.

4. Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

A big fan of history would definitely enjoy visiting this place! This museum was opened in 1999, located in the city center of Leipzig, Germany, and offers a lot of information about German history. If you have a lot of questions regarding the history of Germany, then this museum has the answers for you!

5. St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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A historical church. This church is related to the classical musician Bach as he served as a choirmaster at this church from 1723 until 1750. His grave is also located in this church. With its notable history, a lot of tourists visit this place during their stay in Leipzig, Germany.

Suggested Tour: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

6. St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

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Originally, this church was built in a Romanesque style in 1165, but in the 16th century, it became into a Gothic hall church. The unique architecture of this church attracts a lot of local and international tourists. Of course, you are not exempted, you’d absolutely be fascinated with its picturesque style.

Suggested Tour: Leipzig Old Town Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

7. Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

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The architecture of this building will leave you in awe. Except for the fact that its location is very convenient, you can also buy a lot of things from this place. You can do activities, like shopping, or eating. It’s like a mall in the station. A must place to visit.

8. New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus)

One of the most gorgeous historical buildings in Leipzig, Germany. If you’re into old buildings, you should add this one to your list. Located in the Old Town of Leipzig. There are actually two Old Town Hall, the old one, and the new one, but this one is a must to see. 

9. Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig)

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This zoo is HUGE, you could spend a whole day touring around. It’s divided into themed areas such as Asia, Africa, Pongoland, and Gondwanaland. If you love animals but don’t want to see them inside a cage, then Leipzig Zoo is the place for you! In this safari-like zoo, you can see animals as if they’re out in the wild. 

Suggested Tour: Leipzig Zoo Entrance Ticket

10. Völkerschlachtdenkmal

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This is a monument in Leipzig, Germany. The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is considered as the largest war area in Europe. This monument’s history is very interesting. You could learn a lot because the information is available in various languages. And if you want to go to the top, you could use the stairs with 500 steps. The view at the top is really stunning.

Suggested Tour: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

11. Spinnerei

It is an industrial site in Leipzig, Germany and one of the most amazing art stores. It was founded in 1884 and was once the largest set of cotton mills in mainland Europe. Today, it serves as a cultural hub.

12. Hoefe am Bruehl

It is a modern indoor mall with a variety of established chain retailers, plus dining and a supermarket located in Leipzig, Germany. This large mall has 3 floors and offers a variety of stores that offers a lot of items for everyone. 

13. Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig

It is the home of 19th-century composer Mendelssohn, with interactive exhibits about his life and work. It is quite difficult to find but all worth it. 

14. Altes Rathaus

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Located at the main square, this old building has a magnificent architecture. There are also great restaurants in the street whenever you get hungry walking in the main square. 

15. Museum Fur Druckkunst in Leipzig

If you’re interested in the history of printing, typography, and industrial history, then you shouldn’t miss this museum! Located in a historical printing house and covers many floors. An unusual museum that would really mesmerize you. 

These are the possible things you can do in Leipzig, Germany. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Leipzig.

How to go to Leipzig, Germany from the UK

Via Ryanair: (one way)

*From London Stansted to Dresden, Germany

(Unfortunately, there isn’t any flight available from London to Leipzig in Ryanair. Dresden Airport is the nearest airport in the city.)

Ticket Price: £12.99

* Prices are subject to change. 

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.

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