Culture and other delights in the Leipzig Region
Luther and Bach – Fortresses and castles – Industrial heritage and mining tradition
The Leipzig region is extraordinarily diverse!
Mighty fortresses, magnificent palaces, ancient mills and ornate churches bear witness to the regions rich cultural history. This is a region of manor houses and monasteries with gardens where fruit and medicinal plants were grown as far back as the Middle Ages. This tradition of cultivating fruit dates back over 800 years and continues to this day in the Saxon ‘Obstland’ (‘fruit country’) between Mügeln, Leisnig and Dürrweitzschen.
In addition, the region is full of stories that are connected to the work of outstanding personalities. One such individual was Martin Luther; you can follow in his footsteps on the Luther Trail in Saxony.
Industrial heritage plays an important role in the Leipzig region. A visit to the open-air exhibition in the Mining Technology Park with its original large open-cast mining equipment is a must. A journey between Oschatz, Mügeln and Glossen on the "Wild Robert" narrow-gauge railway, which is over 125 years old, will delight anyone with an enthusiasm for the history of rail travel.
The tuneful organs created by well-known master builders, such as Silbermann and Kreutzbach, are special cultural gems. The wealth and variety of the organs, which can still be played, draw many music lovers to the region every year.
Take a trip into the past, enjoy the present and let yourself be inspired by the cultural diversity.