Candlelight, Feminism and Remembrance: Festival of Lights

– By Richard Varr Flickering candlelight faintly illuminates the faces of the thousands celebrating one of Leipzig’s most defining moments. Citizens cluster in and around central Augustusplatz as twilight fades into darkness for the annual Festival of Lights. Young and old clutch their candles – symbolic of when more than 70,000 thousands gathered in 1989…

9 most original hotels in Leipzig

For those who like originality, quirkiness and artistic touches in hotel accommodation, Leipzig is the place to visit. From rooms inside former artist studios and converted cars, to treehouses and faithfully restored rooms from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) era, a night in Leipzig is like nowhere else in the world. Hotel Paris Syndrome Hotel…

Leipzig: A City of Creatives

– By Natalie Harms, It’s Not Hou It’s Me Whether you’re walking past St. Thomaskirche where it’s stood since the 12th century or through the city center listening to a group of street performers harmonizing pop music, you can feel how Leipzig relishes in creativity in its past, its present and, inevitably, its future. Here…

The ultimate shopping experience in Leipzig

More than just a historical, cultural and artistic centre, Leipzig also offers a shopping experience in Germany like no other. The vibe and trends in Leipzig are wide-ranging, which is reflected in the huge variety of shops selling original wares. While fashion chains and department stores sate the shopping appetite of some, small boutiques and…

Leipzig at Christmas

It’s Christmas: the most beautiful Christmas markets in Leipzig

Sparkling, glittering and magical – Leipzig is a heavenly place at Christmas. The city and surrounding region lights up, the delicious scents from warming food fills the air and bright, crisp days put a smile on everyone’s face. Here’s our ultimate guide to the best Christmas markets in Leipzig and the surrounding region, ready for…

Vegan Leipzig

Leipzig is the holy grail of German cities for vegans – hailed the country’s most vegan-friendly city by PETA. Here’s your ultimate guide to the vegan establishments of Leipzig. Shopping Snacks Restaurants Sweet tooth Vegan Atlas of Leipzig Shopping If you’re cooking for yourself while staying in Leipzig, or need to pick up some vegan…