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Short Break with Kids in the Leipzig Region

The best sightseeing in Leipzig for kids

In and around Leipzig, you can live out your dreams, whether you want to be a knight or a­princess in a castlecaptainof a ship or a train­drivera natural­scientist or a zoo­keeper . 

Spectacular rollercoaster­rides at the leisurepark, challenging dares­in the climbing­forest, exciting discovery­tours through zoological parks and adventurous travels on historic railways are very special experiences that ensure an unforgettable family­holiday for old and young.

In and around Leipzig, you can live out your dreams, whether you want to be a knight or a­princess in a castlecaptainof a ship or a train­drivera natural­scientist or a zoo­keeper . 

Spectacular rollercoaster­rides at the leisurepark, challenging dares­in the climbing­forest, exciting discovery­tours through zoological parks and adventurous travels on historic railways are very special experiences that ensure an unforgettable family­holiday for old and young.

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Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Intensive animal experiences are to be had at the lovingly created little animal gardens and at Leipzig Zoo  with its Gondwanaland tropical hall, Himalayan high mountain landscape and new South America feature. We recommend you plan to spend the whole day here as there is so much to see! You can also visit your animal friends in the beautiful Eilenburg wildlife park and  at Delitzsch animal park! Somewhat smaller but also excellent venues to see animals are the O-Schatz Park in Oschatz and the Dornreichenbach animal enclosure in Lossatal. At this last animal park, you will even get to see rare breeds such as Costa Rica squirrels and Jacob sheep as well as the largest meerkat enclosure in Saxony. In some of the zoological areas, you are allowed to stroke and feed the animals.

Intensive animal experiences are to be had at the lovingly created little animal gardens and at Leipzig Zoo  with its Gondwanaland tropical hall, Himalayan high mountain landscape and new South America feature. We recommend you plan to spend the whole day here as there is so much to see! You can also visit your animal friends in the beautiful Eilenburg wildlife park and  at Delitzsch animal park! Somewhat smaller but also excellent venues to see animals are the O-Schatz Park in Oschatz and the Dornreichenbach animal enclosure in Lossatal. At this last animal park, you will even get to see rare breeds such as Costa Rica squirrels and Jacob sheep as well as the largest meerkat enclosure in Saxony. In some of the zoological areas, you are allowed to stroke and feed the animals.

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Bathing lakes and fun in the water

When summer calls, Leipzig locals are drawn to the lakes. The New Lake District is one of the largest contiguous lake areas in Europe and boasts fantastic water quality as well as countless activities both in and by the water. Stand-up paddling, wakeboarding, scuba diving and swimming are part of Leipzig's culture. Grab your swimsuit and explore Leipzig's beautiful water side. If you'd rather cool down with the kids under the watchful eye of a lifeguard, you might also come to one of the natural or outdoor swimming pools.

Even in bad weather or during the colder months of the year, little water lovers never have to stay dry. The family-friendly swimming and leisure pools in Leipzig and the surrounding  region look forward to welcoming visitors of all ages. 

When summer calls, Leipzig locals are drawn to the lakes. The New Lake District is one of the largest contiguous lake areas in Europe and boasts fantastic water quality as well as countless activities both in and by the water. Stand-up paddling, wakeboarding, scuba diving and swimming are part of Leipzig's culture. Grab your swimsuit and explore Leipzig's beautiful water side. If you'd rather cool down with the kids under the watchful eye of a lifeguard, you might also come to one of the natural or outdoor swimming pools.

Even in bad weather or during the colder months of the year, little water lovers never have to stay dry. The family-friendly swimming and leisure pools in Leipzig and the surrounding  region look forward to welcoming visitors of all ages. 

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3,710 m³ water

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The bathing lakes on Leipzig's doorstep

These lakes are only a stone's throw away from the city centre

Leisure and indoor pools

Splashing around even when the weather is bad

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Leisure activities for kids

for a holiday without any boredom

Do you travel with a little bundle of energy that is also spunky? Then you should definitely do something active and release some excess energy together. Especially after a long trip. You can climb up to the tree tops in numerous climbing parks and enjoy a new perspective and panoramic views! If you prefer wet fun, go and let off steam in the whitewater action world. 

Do you travel with a little bundle of energy that is also spunky? Then you should definitely do something active and release some excess energy together. Especially after a long trip. You can climb up to the tree tops in numerous climbing parks and enjoy a new perspective and panoramic views! If you prefer wet fun, go and let off steam in the whitewater action world. 

Castles and Palaces

For beautiful princesses and brave knights...

All around Leipzig, castles with mysterious dungeons and palaces with magnificent chambers will whisk you off on a journey in time through the history of Saxony. Let your kids dress up in typical court clothes at  Rochlitz Castle and put on some  virtual reality glasses to dip into different historical periods. Saxony's most beautiful knight's castle in Kriebstein and the family-friendly Mildenstein Castleinvite you to come along to the knight's spectacle, the castle of fairytales and other special event days.

All around Leipzig, castles with mysterious dungeons and palaces with magnificent chambers will whisk you off on a journey in time through the history of Saxony. Let your kids dress up in typical court clothes at  Rochlitz Castle and put on some  virtual reality glasses to dip into different historical periods. Saxony's most beautiful knight's castle in Kriebstein and the family-friendly Mildenstein Castleinvite you to come along to the knight's spectacle, the castle of fairytales and other special event days.

Museums for kids

Pure excitement for young explorers

For explorers, thinkers and inventors, there is a whole lot to discover in Leipzig. Bring your kids along and introduce them to the world of science! If your little astronauts want to marvel at infinite galaxies or your animal lovers want to see the smallest reptiles, Leipzig is the perfect city for them to explore and experience. Besides just looking at things, some museums also give children the opportunity to try out their own ideas, let their creativity and imagination run wild in interactive museums and listen to exciting guided tours.

For explorers, thinkers and inventors, there is a whole lot to discover in Leipzig. Bring your kids along and introduce them to the world of science! If your little astronauts want to marvel at infinite galaxies or your animal lovers want to see the smallest reptiles, Leipzig is the perfect city for them to explore and experience. Besides just looking at things, some museums also give children the opportunity to try out their own ideas, let their creativity and imagination run wild in interactive museums and listen to exciting guided tours.

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Experiencing nature

out into the fresh air

Whether riding a bike along the Obstland Route where you can learn about everything from early fruit plantations in monastery gardens to current production methods or walking with „Billi Bockert“ on the Heide Biber Tour through the area where he used to live – all across the Leipzig region, the relationship between mankind and the forest is easy to experience and learn about on exciting tours, at ecological points of interest and forest education centres. And you can also have plenty of fun!

Whether riding a bike along the Obstland Route where you can learn about everything from early fruit plantations in monastery gardens to current production methods or walking with „Billi Bockert“ on the Heide Biber Tour through the area where he used to live – all across the Leipzig region, the relationship between mankind and the forest is easy to experience and learn about on exciting tours, at ecological points of interest and forest education centres. And you can also have plenty of fun!

Family-friendly hotels and restaurants

"Family Holiday in Saxony" award

Certified recreational venues and accommodation

The Leipzig region is an ideal holiday destination for families with children. Some recreational facilities and accommodation have been selected for a  "Family Holiday in Saxony" award. This label represents approved quality for attributes such as child-friendly leisure activities, play areas at hotels and kids' meals at restaurants. Certification is carried out by the Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH (TMGS).

The Leipzig region is an ideal holiday destination for families with children. Some recreational facilities and accommodation have been selected for a  "Family Holiday in Saxony" award. This label represents approved quality for attributes such as child-friendly leisure activities, play areas at hotels and kids' meals at restaurants. Certification is carried out by the Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH (TMGS).

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