Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Leipzig? Read our tips below on the things to do in Leipzig, Germany plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and the best restaurants to try!
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.
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3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Leipzig, Germany
DAY 1 – Weekend Guide to Leipzig, Germany
Volkerschlachtdenkmal– On your first day, this place is highly recommended. Especially if you’re into war history. Not only that, but you could also see a very nice view at the top of the monument.
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)– A fan of the musician Bach would enjoy visiting this church. His tomb is located inside. Because of the history of this church, a lot of tourists visit this place every year.
DAY 2 – Weekend Guide to Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig)– One of the biggest zoos in Leipzig, Germany. It is good to spend your whole day in this place as it’s very entertaining and you’ll see a lot of different animals in their natural habitat. The best place for animals and visitors.
DAY 3 – Weekend Guide to Leipzig, Germany
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig– A highly recommended place on your last day. Spend your day shopping and eating at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig. You can buy souvenirs or just enjoy the gorgeous architecture of this building.
Where to Stay in Leipzig, Germany
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Where to Stay in Leipzig, Germany if you’re a backpacker
Set in Leipzig and with Panometer Leipzig reachable within 1.6 km, Homeplanet Hostel offers a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a garden. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a children’s playground. Völkerschlachtdenkmal is 2.5 km from the hostel and Academixer Cabaret is 4 km away. The hostel offers a vegetarian or vegan breakfast. Homeplanet Hostel offers a sun terrace. The area is popular for golfing and cycling, and bike hire is available at the accommodation. The nearest airport is Leipzig/Halle Airport, 26 km from the hostel.
Price: Starts at $17 per night for Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, additional charges may apply, add $5 for breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
Hostel & Garten Eden offers accommodation in the west of Leipzig. Each of the guest rooms is designed by a different local artist. The hostel opens onto a spacious garden. This is a suitable destination for making discovery tours or experiencing a lively variety of music, art, and culture in Leipzig.
Price: Starts at $19 per night for Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, additional charges may apply, it’s free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Just 300 m from Leipzig Central Station and the zoo, this non-smoking and climate-neutral hostel offers free WiFi and a green courtyard with barbecue facilities. The Central Globetrotter Hostel Leipzig Hauptbahnhof has colorful rooms with light wooden furniture. Environmentally friendly paint was used to decorate the rooms. Shared bathrooms are located in the hallway. A varied breakfast is available each morning for an extra fee. Guests are welcome to use the Central Globetrotter Hostel Leipzig Hauptbahnhof’s fully equipped kitchen. Other shared facilities include a laundry room, TV lounge, and game room.
Price: Starts at $19 per night for Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, additional charges may apply, add $6 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
Where to Stay in Leipzig, Germany if you’re on a budget
Free WiFi is offered at this 3-star hotel in the Lindenau district, 5 km west of Leipzig city center. The spacious rooms at the Hotel Astoria feature classic décor and cozy carpet. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. A full breakfast buffet is provided each morning in the breakfast room with its elegant wooden furnishings and stylish lighting.
Price: Starts at $40 per night for Single Room, additional charges may apply, add $10 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
This welcoming, 3-star enjoys a quiet location in Sellerhausen in the east of Leipzig. Look forward to free Wi-Fi internet access and good public transport connections. The modern rooms and apartments at the Hotel Adler Leipzig are comfortably furnished and feature modern amenities, including satellite TV. In the Adler’s lobby, you can use the PC which has internet access free of charge. On request for a fax machine, laptop, and printer can be provided.
Price: Starts at $49 per night for Single Room, additional charges may apply, free breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.
This hotel is located in the charming rural Lindenthal district of Leipzig. Hotel Lindenthal offers free WiFi in the building and in the beer garden. All rooms at Hotel Lindenthal offer a TV, telephone and a private bathroom with a shower. A rich buffet breakfast is provided each morning at the hotel.
Price: Starts at $49 per night for Single Room, additional charges may apply, add $6 for breakfast, free cancellation, and no p[repayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to Stay in Leipzig, Germany if you want Luxury
Located in the heart of the city center, directly opposite St. Thomas’ Church, INNSIDE by Meliá Leipzig features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has a sauna and fitness center, as well as an à la carte restaurant and lobby bar. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. The INNSIDE by Meliá Leipzig has a 24-hour reception. There are also 4 meeting rooms with an overall capacity of 180 people. Leipzig/Halle Airport is 14 km from the property. Private parking is available in the hotel’s underground garage.
Price: Starts at $99 per night for Innside Guestroom, additional charges may apply, add $22 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
An on-site sauna and gym are offered at these apartments in the historic center of Leipzig as well as free WiFi access in all areas. The Thomaskirche Church and the Bach Museum are located directly opposite. Vienna Townhouse Bach Leipzig offers modern interiors designed on the theme of musical instruments. A flat-screen TV, DVD player, and seating area are included in all apartments, and some have a fully equipped kitchenette. A full breakfast buffet and a selection of Mediterranean dishes are served in the stylish restaurant. This features wooden chairs, pictures of Bach and unique lighting designed in the style of organ pipes.
Price: Starts at $130 per night for Basic Double Room, additional charges may apply, add $20 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
This design hotel is located in the heart of Leipzig, just 150 m from the Gewandhaus Concert Hall and Augustusplatz tram stop. It features a 24-hour gym and stylish rooms with free WiFi. The historic Nikolaikirche Church and the Leipzig Opera House can both be reached in less than 5 minutes on foot. Leipzig Main Train Station is just 800 m away. Decorated with warm colors and modern furniture, all rooms include air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Many rooms feature tea/coffee facilities. Guests can choose between international favorites and local specialties in the elegant Restaurant Spago’s.
Price: Starts at $139 per night for Superior Double/Twin Room, additional charges may apply, add $17 for breakfast, and it’s partially refundable.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Leipzig, Germany
A grill and a brewpub that serves German, and International cuisine. Have a nice meal in this huge place.
Operating hours: 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Sun) and 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Mon-Sat)
Address: Lotterstr. 1 | 04109 Leipzig, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Serves French, German, Central European, and International cuisine. With its great location, you can easily go to this restaurant whenever you feel like it.
Operating hours: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Mon-Sat)
Address: Schillerweg 36, 04155, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
A bar with German, European, and Central European cuisine. Eat a lot of authentic dishes in this restaurant.
Operating hours: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Bayrischer Platz 1, 04103, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
A steakhouse that offers Mexican, South American, and International cuisine. A paradise for steak lovers! This place is a must-visit.
Operating hours: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Sun) and 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Tue-Sat)
Address: Waldstr. 64 | Near Arena Leipzig, 04105, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Serves Indian and Asian cuisine. Perfect for people who are craving for Indian cuisine, especially Indian dishes. Never miss this one out.
Operating hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Reichstrasse 15, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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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