What to do in Leipzig?
Stroll through the old part of town:
The old part of Leipzig can be perfectly discovered by foot. You can visit the church Thomaskirche, see the Markt square with its old city hall and the smaller Naschmarkt right behind it. What is very typical in Leipzig are its many passages, small mall-like alleys. The most famous one is the Mädler Passage right at the Markt. Also close by are the historical Nikolaikirche and Augustusplatz with a part of the University.
Relax in the park:
When the weather is nice, visit Clara-Zetkin Park and connected Johannapark with its idyllic bridge. It’s perfect to relax in the gras or take a nice walk.
See some culture:
Opposite the park there is the Gallerie für zeitgenössische Kunst (Gallery for contemporary arts) with interesting exhibitions and its cafe nice Das Kapital. The university Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Fine Arts) organizes very artful, creative and free events, like exhibitions, flea markets and alike.
Shopping and drinks on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße:
The street is famous for its many restaurants and bars. But you can also spend a lot of time in the small boutiques like Midsommar or Vielfach (Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 66), shopping bright clothes, furniture and presents. Feinkost, is a big cultural hub with events, cinema, concerts and everything in between. The small, laid-back bar So wie wir is located right next to it.
The nicest cafes and bars in Leipzig
There is a wide range of very lovely, cosy, alternative and stylish cafes and bars in town.
A must visit for quality food and a chic, modern atmosphere is Macis. It’s located right in the city center and includes an organic supermarket, a cafe, a bakery and a restaurant. It’s a location that could easily be in New York or London.
Beautiful Dankbar is located in a former butcher shop and serves a fantastic brunch with delicious coffee, cakes and warm lunch dishes.
Another beautiful place is the KuApo Kulturapotheke. Located in a former pharmacy it now serves coffee and bistro style food.
Grato Espressobar in Münzgasse is perfect for coffee lovers who take their coffee serious and like a laid-back hipster atmosphere.
The French bistro café Maître on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße is a lovely breakfast or lunch place with delicious cakes and quiches.
Noch besser Leben offers not just drinks, there are also regular cultural events.
Located on Eisenbahnstraße you find Cafe Kune, a place for good cocktails and beer.
Another good breakfast and coffee spot is bright cafe Mein Liebes Frollein.
Most frequented club is without a bout Elsterartig, a big place with vintage furniture and loud music.
Where to sleep in Leipzig
Oskar has a really good restaurant as well as a few boutique-style rooms and apartments.
One of the highest buildings belongs to the Westin Hotel Leipzig. It has a central location and views of the whole city.