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Leipzig Tourism Prize

The Leipzig Tourism Prize is an honorary prize which Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing (LTM) GmbH has awarded annually since 2002 to a company or institution and since 2012 also to a personality who has rendered outstanding services to tourism.

This year's tourism prize was awarded on 27.11.2017. The election proposals can be found in the pdf file:

Leipzig Tourism Award 2016, Kunstkraftwerk, room view with illumination
Leipzig Tourism Award 2016 - Award ceremony at the Kunstkraftwerk © Bernd Görne

Contact person

Andreas Schmidt
Director of National Press and Public Relations Tourism
Tel. +49 341 7104-310
Fax +49 341 7104-301


LTM GmbH sent the invitation to enter (application criteria, form for submitting an election proposal) for the "Leipzig Tourism Prize" award to the participants of the tourism breakfast by e-mail. The proposals for the "Leipzig Tourism Award 2017" can be submitted until 20 October 2017 to:

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Augustusplatz 9 Leipzig
Fax: +49 341 7104-211

The reasons for the marketing performance are submitted by the aplicant and do not always reflect the opinion of LTM GmbH.

Selection of award winners

The proposals submitted by the deadline were provided to a jury consisting of members of the Marketing Advisory Board of Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH. It is composed of expert decision-makers from the fields of culture, business, science and representatives of the parliamentary groups in the city council.

The jury selected the winner of the "Leipzig Tourism Prize 2017" on the basis of an evaluation scheme. This guarantees a qualitative evaluation of the proposals.

The election was made under exclusion of legal recourse. The award ceremony took place at the end of November 2017 as a closed event.

The prize

The winners will receive a variety of attractive benefits: The award winners will be communicated in the context of regional and national press work. LTM GmbH will place an advertising banner worth EUR 3,000 (part of a pixel banner) free of charge for the winner of the Company category in 2018.

In addition, culturtraeger GmbH sponsors an attractive advertising service.

Individual cooperation will be agreed on with the winner of the category Personality and the activities will be tailored to his needs.

Trophies - Leipzig Tourism Prize 2016
Tourism prize cups © Andreas Schmidt
Michael Berninger (3rd from right) from culturtraeger GmbH presents the sponsored advertising service © Bernd Görne

Prize winner

Prize winner 2017

The Leipzig Bach Archive and Prof. Herbert Blomstedt, former conductor and honorary conductor of the Gewandhaus, are the winners of the "Leipzig Tourism Prize 2017".

The award ceremony took place on 27 November 2017 in the Kupfersaal Leipzig and was organised by LTM GmbH as part of the 202nd Tourism Breakfast.

The winner of Leipzig Tourism Prize 2017

Prof. Dr. Peter Wollny für das Bach-Archiv Leipzig (3rd from left) And Prof. Andreas Schulz (3rd from right) in representation of Prof. Herbert Blomstedt received the Leipzig Tourism Award 2017 from Volker Bremer (LTM GmbH). The award ceremony was moderated by Dr. Helge-Heinz Heinker (2nd from left). © Bernd Görne

Previous award winners

Soloists of the Leipzig Philharmonic play in the Kupfersaal © Bernd Görne
Leipzig Tourism Prize 2017 © Leipzig Fernsehen