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Date: 21.10.2016

Green Leipzig


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Green oases in the heart of the city

Leipzig is well known for its green routes that head out from the city centre in all directions through spacious parks and floodplains. Plenty of leisure opportunities for a lovely trip out into the country.

Auenwald Forest

Auenwald; Photo: LTM-Schmidt
Leipzig is blessed with something very special: one of the biggest alluvial forests in Central Europe. This unique biotope stretches through the city from north to south in a wide band, and can be visited on foot, by bike or, in part, on horseback. A well-developed network of hiking trails, cycle paths and horse riding paths allow visitors to set off on a real tour of discovery, while the forest playgrounds, lookout points and campfire sites provide plenty of diversity along the way.

Clara Zetkin Park

Johanna Park; Photo: LTM-Schmidt
The Clara Zetkin Park is a true green oasis and just a few minutes’ walk from the historical city centre. It links the historical parks of Johanna Park, the Palm Garden, Volkspark Scheibenholz and the Albert Park.
At its centre, the "Glashaus" restaurant provides a welcome place to sit outdoors, and there is also a beer and coffee garden at the historical music pavilion. In summer, the open-air stage is a popular site for concerts and film screenings.

The Rosental

Friedenseiche im Rosental; Foto: LTM-Schmidt
The Rosental is one of the most popular historical parks in Leipzig with its spacious green lawns and numerous paths. The Zooschaufenster (‘zoo display window’) provides a particularly fascinating point for walkers, as it provides a glimpse of the African savannah inside the Zoo, while those seeking a panoramic vista can head to the 20m high observation tower.

Wildlife resort

deer in the wildlife resort; photo: LTM-Schmidt
Situated to the south of the city, Leipzig’s Wildlife resort is both a research centre committed to the protection of endangered local species, as well as a lovely place to unwind. Visitors can experience first-hand the life of these wild animals right in the middle of Leipzig, or discover the forest and its inhabitants on numerous cycle paths and hiking trails.


Schillerpark; photo: LTM-Schmidt
A trip to Leipzig wouldn’t be complete without exploring the circular route that surrounds the city centre (the Promenadenring). The route is made up of parks and gardens of all shapes and sizes where you will also find a number of monuments commemorating great figures from Leipzig’s past.