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Leipzig for Families

Leipzig with the kids and caboodle

Leipzig is so multifaceted, that it offers not only sightseeing, but also plenty of leisure activities for kids

But which are suitable for a family outing? Which attractions are exciting, entertaining and educational at the same time? Which museums, guided walks or tours are also suitable for the next generation? Where are there adventures to be had? Or where can you get up-close and personal with amazing wildlife?

Every parent probably asks themselves hundreds of questions before planning a city break. If you're among them, we have good news - we've put together the answers here for you.

In addition to the top 10 highlights for the whole family, Leipzig offers a wonderful program of events that is as colourful as your child's imagination. Adventure and fun for the whole family also awaits in the wider Leipzig Region.

Good to know: With the LEIPZIG CARD you save on admission fees and also travel free on the city's bus and tramway network.

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In addition, we recommend a city tour that is specifically geared to children's needs. Click here for adventure tours and inspire your kids with an old-fashioned bus tour, scavenger hunt or "True-or-False" tour.

Tip: A special family highlight is the Leipzig Christmas Market – where children's eyes shine as bright as the candles and lights of the Advent season!

Highlights for all ages

View of Leipzig Central Station from the air, with the Promenadenring to the left, shopping, arrival, transport
On cloud nine: Leipzig is shopping heaven © Philipp Kirschner
The MS Weltfrieden offers a boat trip along the Karl Heine Canal in Leipzig, boat rental, city tour
© Andreas Schmidt
Koala bear Oobi-Oooobi, on a branch in the koala house in Leipzig Zoo, recreational venue, animal park, family, excursion
© Leipzig Zoo GmbH
View of the front of "Specks Hof" arcade in the Old Town, which serves as an example of Leipzig's typical architecture for courtyards and arcades, and which, today, is a great spot for shopping, recreational venue
© Robin Kunz
View of Leipzig's illuminated Mende Fountain and illuminated Gewandhaus in the evening, where the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra plays and which is one of Leipzig, the City of Music's quintessential attractions, cultural venue
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