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Insider Tips for Leipzig and its Surrounding Region

Off the Beaten Track!

Anyone who prefers to discover Leipzig off the beaten track can find the top 10 highlights for nightlife enthusiasts here as well as an array of insider tips. Discover the hidden side of Leipzig that can't be found in every travel guide. Places which some of the Leipzig locals have yet to discover. Places that you will only tell your best friends about so that they remain hidden secrets.

You will see that: going off the beaten track pays off in Leipzig. Leipzig surprises you. Leipzig is pure emotion. Leipzig can take a hold on your heart. Since we don't know for just how long "secret Leipzig" will remain a secret, we would recommend you book your trip now!


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For coffee lovers

Read a newspaper, drink a coffee, chat with friends – where better than in a café?

Cafes and Leipzig go hand in hand. Just like coffee and cake or milk and froth. Whether the café is lovingly decorated, in a charming courtyard, an idyllic park or a prime location in the city centre, Leipzig has the perfect spot for every coffee lover. In some cafes, delicious bakery items are served alongside freshly roasted coffee. In others, it's homemade vegan dishes.

So follow the smell of the coffee and discover the fantastic selection for yourself.

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Shopping in Leipzig's Trendy Districts

In Leipzig, It's well worth getting off the beaten track of the central shopping ­districts. Anyone who likes unique or second-hand items will love Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse, not only in terms of shopping but also for its restaurants and pubs. Between the shops, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants where you can take a break from shopping.

For a taste of Leipzig's creative and hip flair, head over to Karl-Heine-Strasse in Plagwitz. Here, it's especially worth taking a look at the events calendar before you go. Once a year, the street is transformed into an exciting and colourful promenade for the "Boulevard Heine"event. At the Bohei & Tamtam street festival, you won't find anything "off the shelf". The festival is packed with artists, artisan craftspeople, designers and other creatives selling their products.

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Creative Leipzig

From art, design and literature to subculture, Leipzig sets trends and is known worldwide for its dynamic art, music and festival scene

For young creatives, Leipzig is no longer a secret. Word has got out that it's a great place to work and live. The three cultural-artistic colleges and the university are significant contributing factors. They are magnets for creatives while at the same time providing a pool of creative ideas.

Leipzig is more than a trendy travel destination for individualists. Many visitors come here regularly, and some of them have even made Leipzig their new home.   

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You still don't have any evening plans? Then you've come to the right place!

There are just as many great options at night in Leipzig as during the day! Did you know that Leipzig is home to the oldest techno club in eastern Germany? The Distillery is one of the most famous and influential techno clubs in Germany. If electronic dance music isn't your thing, there are plenty of alternatives, such as Elsterartig, Pendo or L1. You're best off starting the night in the club districts on Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse or Karl-Heine-Strasse. With one bar after another, these streets are perfect for bar hopping. There are also some great places to go in the city centre, for example along Barfußgässchen, the shortest street of pubs in Leipzig with its own unique flair. Or else you can head up to one of the trendy rooftop bars, like the Bar Cabana, the Felix or the Motel One Hotel's Cloud One at the old Hauptpost on Augustusplatz. "Cheers"!

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Special Stage Venues in Leipzig

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LOFFT is an alternative theatre in the west of Leipzig that stages post-dramatic plays and contemporary dance.

Theatre, screen performances, concerts, readings – Leipzig offers the perfect stage for every taste. 

Whether you prefer stages with a special history or contemporary performance art at the highest level, the Leipzig art and culture scene is as diverse as the city itself. It is no surprise that Leipzig is considered a hotspot for creatives in Germany. From one-time events to repeat festivals, there is always something to discover here. A particular highlight with a long tradition is the international Leipzig Book Fair– a must for book lovers.  

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