Leipzig's arts and cultural landscape is unique! Whether it be a top class symphony concert in the Gewandhaus, contemporary art in the Spinnerei or alternative subculture, the selection is huge and the offer is enormously broad. This variety is expecially shown with the numerous festivals taking place in autumn, when artists from all over the world descend on the city of culture and exhibitions to present their latest works, creations and programmes.
The "Leipziger Jazztage" festival kick starts the festival season with first rate musicians from all over the world, playing traditional and innovative variations of jazz music. At Germany's largest cabaret festival, LACHMESSE, impressive cabaret artists, witty comedians and artistic clowns strain your laughing muscles every year. You can discover challenging, artistic and socially relevant films at Germany's largest documentary and animation film festival, DOK Leipzig. Furthermore anyone searching for unconventional and extravagant designer items should make a note of Designer's Open and GRASSIMESSE taking place in parallel. The merry-go-round of events is completed by the euro-scene Leipzig, a European festival of contemporary theatre. The choice is huge!