WGT Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig Guide

Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2019: Leipzig Guide and Festival Guide

Every year, the streets of Leipzig are swarming with people dressed in black. All of a sudden, a black tram line starts operating, the shops in the city center start dressing their windows in black and the newspapers‘ headlines are all „Leipzig is black“. What’s going on? Wave Gotik Treffen is back in town! „WGT“…

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…

Industry transformed into art

Leipzig is an old industrial city and when Germany was reunified in the 1990s, many of the old industrial buildings were abandoned. Now a city of art and creativity – with many people flocking to Leipzig to start up their own creative ventures – Leipzig’s industrial buildings have been given a new lease of life….