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Leipzig - (love) at first sight

Leipzig for newbies – 10 good reasons and more

This page offers you fantastic guidelines for your first visit to Leipzig.

Save yourself the time and effort of having to find out where Leipzig's treasures are hidden. We have found them for you and compiled them here.

Browse through this website and discover the top 10 highlights not to be missed during a first visit to Leipzig. Our promise: You will be hungry for even more of Leipzig.

We recommend the blog article "10 reasons for a trip to Leipzig" to the undecided. Learn more about what makes Leipzig so special in a concise and entertaining way. Reading this article will dispel any doubts. For centuries Leipzig has been a magnet for trade, art, culture and outstanding personalities - cosmopolitan, green and self-assured. Leipzig is on the up, growing and looking forward to having you!

Millions of visitors show every year: no one is immune to Leipzig's charm. So - embark upon the journey and come again!

Moreover, with the LEIPZIG CARD, travel by bus or train for free around the city, and enjoy a great number of discounts on over 90 offers. Including on sights, museums, restaurants and shops.

Well, then - get on board!

The highlights at a glance

The MS Weltfrieden offers a boat trip along the Karl Heine Canal in Leipzig, boat rental, city tour
© Andreas Schmidt
View of the Old Town Hall at Market Square, which, until 1905, housed the City Administration Offices and which is now home to the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum and a plethora of shops, cultural venue, shopping, sights, museums in Leipzig, architecture
The "Kümmelapotheke" in the Mädler-Passage shopping arcade which boasts a large number of shops, Wilhelminian style, architecture in Leipzig, shopping
© Andreas Schmidt
Bach sculpture in front of the main entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig, cultural venue, exhibition, gallery
The St. Thomas Choir walking into the illuminated St. Thomas Church, singing motets in Leipzig at Night, cultural venue, city of music, sights
St. Thomas Church Leipzig © LTM / PUNCTUM
The commemorative Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig next to which the FORUM 1813 museum is located, sight, cultural venue, architecture, history of Leipzig
Monument to the Battle of the Nations © Andreas Schmidt

Top 10 for newbies