Leipzig is a city of history that dates back to a thousand years ago when it was founded at the crossing of two ancient trade routes. The city is renowned for its commerce and trade, and it also saw the greatest battle of the Napoleonic wars and the start of demonstrations that led to the German Reunification. Visitors to the city are welcomed via Leipzig Halle Airport
which is set 22km to the northwest.
Shopping, dining, and exploring the sites are the things to do in Leipzig. And when it comes to the sites, there are many. The City History Museum
is housed in the Renaissance-styled Old Town Hall that was built in the 1500s, and the St. Thomas Church and Bach Museum are gorgeous architecture and insight into one of history’s greatest composers and musicians. The city’s largest church is Nokilaikirche, the starting point of the German Reunification. The city’s history in commerce is kept alive in fair houses and the passages that make for a unique expedition, from the oldest at Speck’s Hof and Hansahaus to the upscale shops and bars of Mädlerpassage
. The Monument to the Battle of the Nations commemorates the Battle of Leipzig that cost more than 100,000 lives with battlefield tours visiting the sites of this great struggle. Riverside woods and parks create some natural respite when in the need for green, and a trip to Bimbo Town can’t be anything but fun.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Leipzig for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.