Sustainability in Leipzig and its surrounding region

Sustainably enjoying your stay in Leipzig

Eating out sustainably: Organic – Vegan – Vegetarian – Regional

Do you love vegan food, value organically grown ingredients and attach importance to regional products? Then Leipzig is the perfect place for you to be! The city offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan restaurants, cafes and snack-bars. Whether you are looking for gourmet cooking, delicacies from all over the world or a quick takeaway, Leipzig is well-established as a paradise for tasty food without meat. For anyone not wishing to go without meat, many menus across the city offer fish, meat and dairy products from animal-friendly organic farms in the region around Leipzig.

Come and find out for yourself how sustainable our delicious foods can be. We hope you enjoy your tour of culinary feasts in Leipzig!

Pure enjoyment – naturally sustainable 

ANNALINDE Community Garden


©, Philipp Kirschner

Drinking fountains in Leipzig

©, Andreas Schmidt

Minimise your carbon footprint even when you are travelling!

 Leipzig's water companies have installed free drinking fountains across the city and in the surrounding regions. You can use the fountains to refill your water bottle. This way, you are not only provided with excellent drinking water, but can also help to protect the environment by avoiding the use of any more plastic bottles.

Shopping sustainably in Leipzig

The idea of fair fashion for the benefit of all of us and for the environment has long since become a reality in Leipzig. Numerous sustainable fashion labels and alternative second-hand shops across the city offer climate-friendly shoppers the opportunity to enjoy browsing with a clear conscience away from mainstream fashion chains. You will find artists and food creators offering truly unique items made with loving attention to detail. So grab your shopping bags and browse to your heart's content!

If you are fed up with unnecessary plastic waste, you can buy environmentally-friendly cosmetics and food without any packaging at "Lieber Lose" (Lovely & Loose) or "Einfach Unverpackt" (Simply Unwrapped). This way, you can reduce both the empty spaces on your shelves and your carbon footprint. Sustainable shopping in Leipzig made easy!

Leipzig Calling

Leipzig in the Sustain Europe magazine


Sustainable tourism in Leipzig

Covering everything from responsible tourism to green events, the Sustain Europe magazine is published biannually in English and is a major driving force behind the agenda on sustainable tourism. The unique City of Leipzig with its authentic, creative and inspirational approach was honoured to be given the chance to present its sustainable side on more than 10 pages in the 2022 summer edition of Sustain Europe.

Leipzig is a city of change, innovative transformation and social movements. As a city with a long tradition of trade fairs and culture, Leipzig has always been a centre for personal exchanges and an engine room for visionary ideas. Leipzig has the courage to find new ways forward, thus ensuring that the city always continues to develop. As it does so, it remains authentic with an ability to creatively adapt as well as being lively and inspirational. 

Are you interested and would like to find out more? We have a link to the full article for you here!

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