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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • St. Nicholas Church

    Church of the Peaceful Revolution
    The 12th century Church of St. Nicholas is another historically important house of God. In 1989, the world focused on this three-naved, late-Gothic construction when it became the starting point for the "Peaceful Revolution" in the GDR. Peace prayer services are still held here today.
    Nikolaikirchhof 3
    04109 Leipzig
    +49 341 12 45 380
  • Clara-Zetkin-Park

    Breathe deeply in the heart of the city
    Together with Leipzig's Auenwald Forest, the Clara Zetkin Park forms the continuous "Green Belt" that traverses the city. Concert and film performances take place here in summer, and the park is also extremely popular with BBQ-fans.
    Anton-Bruckner-Allee 11
    04107 Leipzig
    +49 341 1230
  • Church of St. Thomas

    In Bach's spirit
    The Church of St. Thomas is known as the domain and final resting place of Johannes Sebastian Bach, whose tombstone can still be seen in the nave today. Martin Luther was another famous person who was associated with this church, making it a magnet to this day for anyone wishing to attend a church service, listen to a concert with the famous St. Thomas Choir, or simply to experience the spirit of a 13th century church.
    Thomaskirchhof 18
    04109 Leipzig
    +49 341 222 240
  • Karl-Heine-Canal

    Leipzig by water
    In the middle of the 19th century, industrial magnate Carl Heine gifted Leipzig a network of waterways that reached as far as Cospuden Lake on the outskirts of the city. The best course of action is to hire a canoe from one of the boat hires and set off on your own to explore historic Leipzig's industrial architecture of the "Gründerzeit" by water. Alternatively, gondolas are available for hire, and there are excursions on multi-person boats (guided tour included) for those who would rather someone else did the work.
    Bootsverleih Leipziger Eck (boat hire)
    Schleussiger Weg 2a
    04275 Leipzig

    +49 163 2 64 20 03
  • Battle of Nations Monument & Southern Cemetery

    Landmarks of the city
    In 1813 Leipzig was the setting for the decisive battle between France under Napoleon Bonaparte and the alliance of Austria, Prussia, Russia and Sweden. One hundred years after the war, the monument to the Battle of Nations was erected to the southeast of Leipzig and became the landmark of the city. At a height of 91 metres, "Völki" is one of the biggest monuments in Europe. Active visitors climb the 364 steps of the monument, and are rewarded with breathtaking views over the city and the surrounding area.
    Strasse des 18. Oktober 100
    04299 Leipzig
    +49 341 2 41 68 70
  • Petersstrasse and Grimmaische Strasse

    The shopping streets
    Just as the Via Regia and Via Imperii trade routes crossed here 500 years ago, sometimes making Leipzig the most important trade fair city in the world, so do the Petersstrasse and Grimmaische Strasse today. With so many shops in the heart of the city, no shopping wish is left unfulfilled. Peek & Cloppenburg, Zara, Breuninger, Esprit, S.Oliver, H&M – brands and labels are seen here at their very best, turning the two streets into a veritable shopping catwalk, and complemented by bookshops, cafés, well-known department stores and exclusive local retailers.
  • Passages

    Traditional and modern
    Leipzig has a fabulous system of passages that was created mainly in the boom years of the "Gründerzeit". Today, the 24 passages and courtyards contain a wide range of fabulous and exclusive little shops: delicatessens and fashion boutiques, but also cabarets, bookshops and small restaurants. The best known of these passages are the Mädlerpassage, the Königspassage, the Strohsack and Specks Hof.
  • Goethe Schokoladen-Taler-Manufaktur

    Handmade chocolate
    How lovely to find a place where you can surrender to passion – your passion for chocolate, that is. The Goethe Schokoladentaler chocolate shop at the heart of Leipzig actually makes much, much more. Visitors are welcome to watch the expert confectioner as she makes lovely chocolates and truffles – as well as more unusual items such as ladies' shoes made of cocoa paste.
    Markt 11 -15 / Market Gallery
    04109 Leipzig
    +49 341 268 94 49
  • Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse

    A different kind of shopping
    People who like browsing through little shops as well as the big fashion stores will love the Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse. Little boutiques, an excellent range of organic shops, Bike-Department-Ost as the cycle shop of choice and the deli strip with friendly, almost traditional shops far from the mainstream, are to be found between the city centre and the Kurt-Eisner-Strasse. And dotted amongst them: little cafés and restaurants for those in need of some fortification.
  • Grassi Museum

    Three under one roof
    Leipzig's Grassi Museum on the Johannisplatz is a striking Art Deco building that is just as impressive on the outside as what lies behind its walls. After all, it is home to a total of three museums: the Ethnography Museum, the Museum of Applied Arts and the Musical Instruments Museum. With its landscaped courtyards, adjoining Old Cemetery and friendly café, the area offers a highly satisfactory museum experience.
    Johannisplatz 5–11
    04103 Leipzig
    +49 0 341 22 29 100
  • Gewandhaus

    World-famous sounds
    Passion for music has been an integral part of life in in Leipzig for centuries. Few will be surprised that the city with the Gewandhaus orchestra has one of the most renowned orchestras in the world. Major conductors such as Kurt Masur, and since 2005 Ricardo Chailly, have raised their batons in the large hall (capacity 1900) for works by Mahler, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Beethoven and several more. Many international artists also perform at the Gewandhaus, enriching the programme that offers up to 800 performances a year.
    Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
    Augustusplatz 8
    04109 Leipzig
    +49 341 1270280
  • Krystallpalast Varieté

    Artistry, humour and culinary delights
    Be amazed, be enchanted - and be delighted by the culinary delights at the venerable Krystallpalast Varieté in the city. Enjoy the fabulous dining in the comfortable "Spiegelsaal" ("Hall of Mirrors") at the Varieté as you watch the breathtaking performances by international artistes or laugh at the antics of the entertaining comedians. A visit to the Krystallpalast guarantees a memorable evening.
    Magazingasse 4
    04109 Leipzig
    +49 341 14 06 60
  • Forum of Contemporary History

    Past and present of the republics
    The Forum of Contemporary History is a museum that addresses German contemporary history from the end of WWII to the present day, and specifically daily life in the German Democratic Republic. Its 2000 m² house more than 3000 photos, documents, objects and other media that transform the forum into a place of living remembrance. There are also regular changing exhibitions that complement and extend the permanent exhibition.
    Grimmaische Strasse 6
    04109 Leipzig
    +49 341 22 200
  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Art en bloc
    Even the building is a work of art: materials such as exposed concrete, wood, shell limestone and glass contrast within the glass cube that is itself mostly glass. Alternating exhibitions of works from the 15th to the 21st centuries are presented on its 7000 m², with artists ranging from Lucas Cranach the Younger and Max Klinger to Bernhard Heisig and Neo Rauch.
    Katharinenstrasse 10
    04109 Leipzig
    +49 341 216 99 0