Fortresses & castles
Discover the time-honoured ruins that bring Saxon history to life!
Organs & churches
The fascinating world of organs
Experience the marvellous treasures of Silbermann, Hildebrandt & Co. in the region's churches.
The Luther Trail in Saxony
Churches und monasteries
Visit the historical sites of the Reformation on the Luther Trail in Saxony.
Theatres & culture houses
The many stages in the Leipzig region provide an abundant cultural experience.
1813 - Battle of the Nations
Travel back in time – Retrace the steps of the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig.
You can explore Leipzig's mining past and industrial heritage all around.
Learn more about the geological and natural features of the region.
Saxony Obstland ("fruit country")
Historical background of Saxony Obstland
From the Middle Ages to the present - fruit growing has a long tradition in Saxony.
Höfgen - Village of the senses
Kössern - Village of the master builders
Höfgen and Kössern - two extraordinary villages in the Leipzig region
Know what is happening in the region: current event highlights at a glance.
Experience special music events at special venues.
Water & Vitality
Spa & wellness
More than 20 lakes with a total water surface of 70 km² can be found around Leipzig.
Activity and nature
Heaths & forests
Cycling in the region | Leipzig Region
Hikes & pilgrimages
Climbing & popular sports
Horse riding & carriage rides
Parks and gardens
Recreational athletes are sure to come into their own in the Leipzig region.
Zoo and wildlife park
Cycling & hiking tours
Recreational venues with access for the disabled
The Leipzig region has all kinds of experiences and recreational activities to offer.
Tour guides and companies
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Swimming pools, Saunas, Wellness
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Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Parks
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Passenger ships, Boat rental
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Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions
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Music, Theatre, Cabaret
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Tours, Guided Tours
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Organs & churches
Churches in the Leipzig Region
Buildings with history
Auen Church in Markkleeberg
The Auen Church was built during the first settlement in the area of present-day Markkleeberg in the 11th/12th century.
Zitzschen Village Church
The village church was built between 1792 and 1796.
Störmthal Town Church
The striking west tower of the church in Störmthal is visible from afar.
Beucha Fortified Church Brandis
The Beucha Fortified Church is a mountain church, whose oldest components are the tower and sacristy (around 1284).
The church is home to a late-Gothic carved alter and a very valuable mural.
St. Laurentius Church in Markranstädt
The St. Laurentius Church was already being used during war times as a horse stable and also a military hospital.
St. Marien Cathedral in Wurzen
In 1114, the cathedral was sanctified in honour of the Virgin Mary and now allows visitors to marvel at its Jemlich Organ.
Trebsen Town Church
The town church of Trebsen is a large Romanesque hall church from the 12th century with a late Gothic choir with a three-eighth of a chancel (1518).
St. Laurentius City Church in Pegau
A city fire destroyed large parts of the church in 1382. Reconstruction as a late Gothic three-aisled hall church was completed in 1463.
St. Nicholas Church in Eilenburg
The three-nave late Gothic church, with gorgeous red brick masonry, dates back in its original form to 1444.
Court Chapel Hubertusburg Castle in Wermsdorf
The Catholic parish church of St. Hubertus (former court chapel) is the only room of the castle with its original furnishings.
Feudal Church of Kleinliebenau
The first depiction of the church was as early as 1309. A preserved sacrament niche, with a depiction of the holy Nicholas and the holy Katharina with sword and wheel dates back to the late 15th century.
St. Johannis City Church in Mügeln
The Church is the burial site of the Bishop of Meißen Johann IX and includes a baroque epitaph
St. Marien in Schildau
The church, built in late Romanesque style, houses features such as its winged altar from the 15th century, a Vogler organ and the oldest mulberry tree in Germany.
George-Bähr Church in Schmannewitz
The design of the Schmannewitz church originated from George Bähr, who was the architect of the Dresden Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche)
Löbnitz Evangelical Church
The 700-year-old village church has an impressive history and houses important sacral relics from different eras.
St. Marien Church in Dommitzsch
St. Marien Church was built between 1443 and 1493, after its predecessor, St. Martin's Church was plundered and destroyed in the Hussite War in 1493/1493.
St. Marien Sitzenroda
The simple, elongated village church of St. Marien sits on a hill. It was inaugurated in 1198 and bears witness to the eventful history of the area.
St. Nicoläi Town Church in Waldheim
The history of the city church can be traced back to the year 1336. The old church stood on the market place until 1832; today, all that is left there is a star in the pavement.
St. Wenceslai Town Church in Wurzen
The first written mention dates from the year 961. In the middle of the 13th century it was consecrated as the "Wenceslaikirche".
St. Aegidien Church Oschatz
After the city fire of 1842, with the inclusion of its Gothic predecessor, a three-nave late Gothic church was constructed. With its 75 m tall tower, the church is visible from far out of the city.
Today's Groitzsch Frauenkirche is a three-aisled relay hall. The rectangular west tower of the church is still from the previous building.
St. Johannis Church Belgershain
Baroque church with epitaphs of the Von Ponickau Family
Monastery church of St. Augustin in Grimma
Augustinian monks began to build a monastery on the banks of the Mulde in 1287; today, nothing is preserved except for the church.
Chapel at Colditz Castle
Colditz Castle - in the heart of Saxony
St. Marien Mountain Church in Eilenburg
Discover the church where Martin Luther gave several sermons!
Martin-Luther Church in Markkleeberg
The church was built in 1717 by David Schatz in high baroque style.
Evangelical Lutheran City Church of Brandis
The Brandis City Church, first recorded in 1121, is known for its Donat organ from 1705.
St. Kilian Church Bad Lausick
The St. Kilian church is a three-nave Romanesque pillar basilica. It was built in 1105 by Wiprecht von Groitzsch.
Castle Church Torgau
The castle church is the first Protestant church building in which the spirituality of the Reformation was demonstrated in architecture and art.
St. Moritz Church in Taucha
The western tower of the Baroque church is an important symbol of the Taucha townscape.
Town Church in Naunhof
The town church of Naunhof is a Protestant church building in the district of Leipzig.
St. Nicolas Church in Döbeln
The church was first documented in 1293 and, after a devastating fire in 1333, was resurrected as an early-Gothic basilica, whose original western entrance from 1370 is still preserved.
The church of Hohnstädt is a Romanesque chancel church from the 13th century.
St. Petri Church in Rochlitz
The Church of St. Peter was the seat of the archpriest who was responsible for the area around Rochlitz.
Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) in Grimma
The Frauenkirche Grimma is an early-Gothic three-nave, pillared basilica.
St. George's Church in Rötha
The twin towers in the west date from the 12th century and the connecting three-aisled Late Gothic hall church was built around 1500.
St. Egidien Colditz town church
Right next to Colditz castle is the St. Egidien church. It is the city of Colditz's largest church. It was first documented in 1286.
St. Marien City Church Torgau
Martin Luther preached in the Marien church. His wife Katharina Luther, born von Bora, found her final resting place here.
St. Nicholas Church in Bad Düben
From afar, you can see the 63-meter high church tower of St. Nikolai. The church was built towards the end of the 12th century as the seat of an archpriest of the Diocese of Meißen.
St. Matthäi City Church in Leisnig
The origins of the St. Matthäi City Church in Leisnig go back to the 12th century, when it was acquired by the Leisnig burgrave.
St. Nicolai Church in Kitzen Hohenlohe
The church in Hohenlohe was built around 1150. The church parish of Hohenlohe, includes not only Kitzen, but almost all of the present districts of the former community and a number of villages that no longer exist.
Neukieritzsch is a station on the Luther Trail.