Insider Tips for Leipzig and the 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. We will show you the hidden sides of Leipzig. Places which do not feature in most travel guides. Places which some of the city's own inhabitants have yet to discover. Places that you will only tell your best friends about so that they remain hidden secrets.

You will see that: Leipzig is worth a visit beyond the tourist trails. Leipzig will surprise you. Leipzig is touching. Leipzig can take a hold on your heart. Since we don't know just how long "secret Leipzig" will remain a secret, we would recommend booking your trip now!


Top 10 for Nightlife Enthusiasts

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Tips for exploring and looking around

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Hidden Leipzig: Karl-Heine-Strasse

©, Philipp Kirschner
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Hidden Leipzig: Eisenbahnstrasse

© Tom Schulze
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Hidden Leipzig: Fockeberg (wreckage hill near Fockestrasse)

©, Philipp Kirschner

For all coffee lovers

Read a newspaper, drink a coffee, chat with friends – where better than in a cafe? Cafes and Leipzig go hand in hand. Just like coffee and cake or milk and
froth or ... Whether lovingly decorated, in a charming backyard setting or in a prime spot for people-watching, with wonderful pastries or freshly roasted coffee or personally
created vegan dishes – there's something for every visitor to Leipzig.
Just follow the smell of the coffee and discover the fantastic selection for yourself.


Whether you fancy gently cycling all the way round, skating athletically along the shore, strolling by with an ice cream in hand or jumping in for a cool dip – come and enjoy the lakes!

Shopping in Leipzig's Trendy Districts

It's worth making a detour away from Leipzig's central shopping districts! Anyone who likes unique or second-hand items will love the Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse – not only in terms of shopping but also for its restaurants and pubs. Here you will find more than one place worth taking a break after every shop. Creative and trendy shopping is available along Karl-Heine-Strasse in Plagwitz. A look at the events calendar is especially worthwhile here because once a year the street is transformed into a promenade for the "Boulevard Heine" event. At the BoHei & Tamtam street festival, you will only find handmade, unique products. Here, artists, artisans, craftsmen, designers and other creative people sell their products.

Creative Leipzig

Leipzig sets trends in everything from art, design and literature to the nightlife scene. For young, creative people, Leipzig is no longer an insider tip. Word has got around that the working and living environment is ideal and that the three art and culture academies as well as Leipzig University are continuously adding to the flood of ideas. Leipzig is known worldwide for its dynamic art, music and festival scene.


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Special Stage Venues in Leipzig

LOFFT is an alternative theatre in the west of Leipzig that stages post-dramatic plays and comtemporary dance. © Tom Williger

Are you looking for a theatre, cinema, a venue that can adapt to all kinds of events or somewhere for a relaxed get-together? Leipzig has it all! And you will also find cultural hubs, screens and stages with unique stories to tell, the wild and young Leipzig theatre scene, and performing arts at the highest level, all of which ensure variety and culture! This not only attracts artists and actors to the city but also makes creative Leipzig a trendy travel destination for individualists.

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