Summer in Leipzig

Experience Summery Leipzig

The sun is out, the sky over Leipzig is clear and bright and a beautiful green carpet covers the city's many parks. Summer has finally arrived in Leipzig !

Leipzig is beautiful in the summer. The numerous parks are ideal for relaxing evening barbecues and delicious Sunday picnics , and the trendy areas of the city are like one huge beer garden since Leipzig locals love their culture of sitting outside. When the sun is shining, the best way to explore the city is on a waterway or by bicycle. After an exhausting day, the lakes of Leipzig are the perfect place to take a cool, refreshing dipExplore Leipzig in summer and enjoy an unforgettable time

The sun is out, the sky over Leipzig is clear and bright and a beautiful green carpet covers the city's many parks. Summer has finally arrived in Leipzig !

Leipzig is beautiful in the summer. The numerous parks are ideal for relaxing evening barbecues and delicious Sunday picnics , and the trendy areas of the city are like one huge beer garden since Leipzig locals love their culture of sitting outside. When the sun is shining, the best way to explore the city is on a waterway or by bicycle. After an exhausting day, the lakes of Leipzig are the perfect place to take a cool, refreshing dipExplore Leipzig in summer and enjoy an unforgettable time

Parks in Leipzig

Where else would you want to enjoy the sun and the warm summer weather other than relaxing in the greenery of Leipzig's many parks? If the scent of sun cream and grilled cheese is in the air, you can't be far from a Leipzig park such as Johanna Park, Clara Zetkin Park or the idyllic Rosental park. Sunbathers, barbecue lovers and nature enthusiasts will all get their money's worth here. 

Where else would you want to enjoy the sun and the warm summer weather other than relaxing in the greenery of Leipzig's many parks? If the scent of sun cream and grilled cheese is in the air, you can't be far from a Leipzig park such as Johanna Park, Clara Zetkin Park or the idyllic Rosental park. Sunbathers, barbecue lovers and nature enthusiasts will all get their money's worth here. 

We can have a barbecue here?!

As soon as the sun peeps out from behind the clouds, the smell of sausages, grilled cheese and all sorts of other delicacies fills the air. Now the question is: Is that even allowed? We have good news – there is no ban on barbecues in Leipzig. That said, there are a few simple rules to ensure that Leipzig's parks stay as beautiful and clean as they are right now. Barbecues are not allowed at Leipzig's lakes, with the exception of Lake Markkleeberg. 

As soon as the sun peeps out from behind the clouds, the smell of sausages, grilled cheese and all sorts of other delicacies fills the air. Now the question is: Is that even allowed? We have good news – there is no ban on barbecues in Leipzig. That said, there are a few simple rules to ensure that Leipzig's parks stay as beautiful and clean as they are right now. Barbecues are not allowed at Leipzig's lakes, with the exception of Lake Markkleeberg. 

On your bike, ready, go!

In a city like Leipzig, where everything is close together and paths often lead through beautiful green areas, it makes sense to explore the city by bicycle. From sightseeing in the city centre to exploring the floodplain forest of Leipzig or riding along the Karl Heine Canal, it is wonderfully easy to explore Leipzig by bike. 

There are also plenty of cycle paths in the Leipzig area that are ideal for exploring the region.

In a city like Leipzig, where everything is close together and paths often lead through beautiful green areas, it makes sense to explore the city by bicycle. From sightseeing in the city centre to exploring the floodplain forest of Leipzig or riding along the Karl Heine Canal, it is wonderfully easy to explore Leipzig by bike. 

There are also plenty of cycle paths in the Leipzig area that are ideal for exploring the region.

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Lakes and Waterways

There is no need to head for the sea to enjoy a beach holiday in the summer. Leipzig has numerous lakes and canals that leave water-lovers nothing to be desired! Take a paddleboat to explore the city from a very special perspective or hop on a bicycle to get from the city centre to one of Leipzig's lakes in under 30 minutes. Wiggle your toes in the sand at Lake Cospuden North Beach or get an adrenalin kick on the standing wave at Markkleeberg Canoe Park – there are all sorts of activities that are guaranteed to cool you down in the summer in the water city of Leipzig.

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Water­Tours in Leipzig

Pick up a paddle and discover Leipzig from a new angle! There are five water routes where you can be your own captain.

A guided tour on the water is perfect for those who want to learn more about the water city of Leipzig. Accompanied by an experienced guide you can explore Leipzig's waterways and even alternate between paddling and pedalling. 

Pick up a paddle and discover Leipzig from a new angle! There are five water routes where you can be your own captain.

A guided tour on the water is perfect for those who want to learn more about the water city of Leipzig. Accompanied by an experienced guide you can explore Leipzig's waterways and even alternate between paddling and pedalling. 

Outdoor seating and cafes

Leipzig's outdoor culture makes it a particulary special place to be in the summer. As soon as temperatures allow, locals can be seen sitting outside at pubs and cafes enjoying coffee, food or cold drinks and soaking up some vitamin D while taking in refreshments. At hotspots such as the Barfußgässchen, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse and Karl-Heine-Strasse, the pavements are full of sunshades and outdoor furniture throughout the summer months. Furthermore, numerous beer gardens across the entire city invite you to stay a while and enjoy a drink with your friends.

The Best Ice Cream in Leipzig

We've tried them all for you!

Summer means it is time for ice cream. We went for a culinary stroll around the ice cream parlours of Leipzig and tried the most tasty ice cream flavours the city has to offer.

© Philipp Kirschner

Leipzig Tips for the Summer Holidays

It's summer holiday time. That means its time to go out to the lake or head for the ice cream parlour. Enjoy the sun. Sit on the KarLi and sip a cocktail. Bike around Clara Zetkin Park. Take a boat trip down the canal. Watch a movie at a summer cinema. Experience Leipzig. 

Leipzig is lovely in the summer and has all kinds of great summer tips in store.

It's summer holiday time. That means its time to go out to the lake or head for the ice cream parlour. Enjoy the sun. Sit on the KarLi and sip a cocktail. Bike around Clara Zetkin Park. Take a boat trip down the canal. Watch a movie at a summer cinema. Experience Leipzig. 

Leipzig is lovely in the summer and has all kinds of great summer tips in store.

Overview of Our Leipzig Summer Tips

Leipzig Zoo

Leipzig

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BELANTIS - the Adventure Kingdom

Leipzig

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Auensee Park Railway

Leipzig

© CC-BY | www.robinkunzfotografie.de, Robin Kunz

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