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Date: 01.10.2016

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Leipzig Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights; photo: LTM-Brzoska
Every year, the Leipzig Festival of Lights commemorates the famous Monday demonstration of October 9, 1989 with art, video and light installations by international artists. After dealing with the pursuit of liberty and democracy in the GDR and other Eastern European countries, civil society is the overriding topic of this year's edition. The focus is on people as their own entities – on the individual. Throughout the evening, visitors are invited to form an illuminated "89" with thousands of candles.
Peaceful Revolution 1989
Festival of Lights 2016

Kunstkraftwerk Lepzig

An old power plant in Plagwitz is currently being converted to an experimental factory for art, illusion, culture, design, communication, and happenings. For its opening on 18 June, the Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig is bringing the international exhibition “ILLUSION: NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS” by the Science Gallery Dublin to Leipzig. Until 27 November 2016, some 20 exhibits offer an insight into the human mind by exploring the motivations and mechanisms of sensory deception.

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Designers' Open

Die Designers' Open sind eine Plattform zum Austausch.  Foto: Leipziger Messe/Tom Schulze
From October 21-23, two important events will present the newest trends in fashion, product design and architecture: The Designers' Open 2016 will be held at the newly opened Kongresshalle am Zoo. The festival is framed by fashion shows, readings, parties and numerous DO Spots across the city. The high point of the year within the GRASSI museum’s special exhibition is the traditional – but no less innovative – GRASSIMESSE, an international forum of contemporary applied art and experimental design.
Designers' Open Leipzig

G2 Art Space

New Leipzig School on display

Raumansicht G2 Kunsthalle, Foto: Dotgain.info © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig
The new G2 Art Space opposite St. Thomas Church presents over 50 artworks from the Hildebrand Collection.

The private non-profit institution is supporting contemporary visual art, emerging as well as renowned artists from the so-called New Leipzig School are on display, including Tilo Baumgärtel, Neo Rauch, David Schnell and Matthias Weischer.
G2 website

Hidden Leipzig

+++ NEW: available as App +++

Hidden Leipzig Cover, beschnitten
The special attitude towards life in Leipzig is difficult to describe. We'll make it simple:
with 143 specific tips from off the beaten track.

Come with us, meet friendly locals, discover scene secrets and visit magical places!
Leipzig loves its guests! Visit the website or download the app in the Google Play Store and Apple Store.
Hidden Leipzig

Spinnerei Gallery Tour

From cotton to culture

Spinnerei, formerly the largest cotton mill of continental Europe, is now home to galleries, exhibition halls and artist studios.

Three times a year, all galleries and exhibition spaces open up new exhibitions. Upcoming gallery tours:
  • 30 April - 1 May 2016
  • 10/11 September 2016
Spinnerei website

Welcome to Leipzig

Leipzig is not only famous because of its long trade fair tradition but also because of its multifaceted music and cultural scene. Owing to its unique system of passageways, the historic city centre exudes a distinctive flair. Stylish boutiques and top department stores invite visitors to shop and stroll.

Most of the city’s sights are located within walking distance, e. g. the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas Church, St. Nicholas Church, diverse museums and galleries. Cultural enjoyment is among others provided by the Gewandhaus, the Leipzig Opera or the world-famous St. Thomas Boys Choir.

What are you up to?


Listen to the music
Eat and Drink
Go Shopping
Be active

Get the Leipzig Travel App

Leipzig Travel App Screenshot
The city app for Leipzig is now available for download for all Android and Apple users in the Google Play Store and Apple Store.
Whether you're planning your trip from home or looking for practical information after you've arrived - the Leipzig Travel App has it all: events calendar, information on city tour providers, shopping addresses, Leipzig's bar districts and much more. GPS-linked maps showing you all the nearby attractions make it easy for you to decide what to do next.


Leipzig Card; LTM-Bader
The LEIPZIG CARD offers the best way to explore and travel within Leipzig. It's available as a 1 or 3 day pass for both individuals and families.

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Leipzig Podcasts

Close your eyes and open your ears ...
Get ready to be taken on an acoustic journey and experience Leipzig in a different way for once.
More information and more Podcasts
Leipzig Podcast: Introduction (mp3 9.8 MB)
Leipzig Podcast: Shopping in Leipzig (mp3 7 MB)

How to get there

ICE im Leipziger Hauptbahnhof, Foto: LTM-Schmidt
Leipzig is a long - established transport and communications hub. Leipzig provides a wide range of options for getting to the city: by car, by rail and by air.
Getting to Leipzig

Tourist Information

Tourist Information; Photo: LTM-Schmidt
Do you have questions or are you looking for something? Call us, email us or visit our tourist information centre. Our team will happy to assist you!
Leipzig Tourist Information