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
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.
Book tours and experiences
The experience tours will demonstrate the Leipzig region's variety within a short period of time.
Tour guides and companies
Leipzig Regio Card
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Activity and nature
Parks and gardens
Parks and gardens in the Leipzig Region
Relaxing in nature
Botanischer Garten Oberholz
Maybe you have already walked through the "Oberholz" in Großpösna. But have you also visited the nearby botanical garden for medicinal plants and herbs?
Wurzen Town Park
The Wurzen Town Park, established in 1879, where the main features of a people's park from the Gründerzeit are still identifiable, is perfect for long, leisurely walks under shady, extended stretches of trees.
Göschenhaus with Seume memorial and classicist private garden
As Germany's only publishing house museum, it has enriched the cultural life of Grimma ever since.
The former monastery garden on the Mulde is now a park with leisure facilities close to the city.
Enter into an English landscape garden of ever-increasing appeal to tourists!
The Promenadenring completely surrounds Leipzig's city centre. While walking around the ring, you will discover numerous green areas, parks and monuments.
Covering an area of 82 hectares, the Südfriedhof in the south of Leipzig is the largest cemetery in the city and one of the largest park-style cemeteries in all of Germany.
Old St. John's Cemetery
The Alte Johannisfriedhof, which has been converted into a park, is the ideal place for a walk and houses several graves of well-known figures.
The gorgeous baroque garden is an excellent backdrop for unique wedding photos.
Stairs at the Philippus Church
The large stone steps on the Karl Heine Canal invite you to relax.
Visit the free entry family, animal and leisure park, the O-Schatz-Park. It was created after the 4th Saxon State Garden Show 2006 and today delights big and small visitors with a variety of entertainment.
Lampertswalde Castle Park
The former manor, which was built at the end of the 14th century, is well worth a visit. It boasts a well-kept park, rare botanical treasures and a restored gardener's house that has been converted into an apartment, and a café.
Leipzig Floodplain Forest
The floodplain area covers 5,900 hectares and is partly protected.
On the edge of the Mulde - as an attractive rest stop near the Mulde bike trail - lies the Canitz nature and history park. Experience nature in harmony with our history.
Machern castle park and garden
The castle was built as a moated castle and was subject to remodelling and extensions over the centuries. It got its current appearance as a three-winged Baroque complex after the Thirty Years' War.
The castle park is located in a district of Dahlen, a heathland city. The small town is a real gem for those looking to relax and recover in its fresh air, and who want to linger peacefully in its clean surroundings.
Clara Zetkin Park
Clara Zetkin Park to the south of Leipzig's city centre includes the historic Johannapark, Palmengarten, Volkspark, Scheibenholz and Albertpark.
Trebsen Castle Park
The 18th-century English style park landscape is still partly preserved and is enchanting with its natural charm of impressive tree personalities.
Friedenspark - Apothecary garden with fragrance and sensory area
The 20-hectare green area in Leipzig's south-east was opened in 1983 under the new name of Friedenspark. Previously, the complex was used as the New St. John's Cemetery.
Dahlen Castle Park
Count von Bünau had the castle park designed in an English style, complete with a castle street, in 1908.
Eilenburg municipal park
Room for rest and relaxation in a central location
The Rosental Park and the "Wackelturm" (wobbling tower) viewing platform are located in Leipzig's alluvial forest. From here, you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city.
Roland Park, Belgern
Anyone who would like to see a large number of German Roland statues at once, should visit Roland park in Belgern.
Bad Lausick Spa Park with "butterfly" outdoor stage
The 16-hectare spa park was created around 1880 in the English style. It captivates visitors with its lovely, sizeable and old selection of trees. Large rhododendron bushes add touches of colour in the spring.
Bad Düben Spa Park with barefoot path
A stroll in the Bad Düben spa park will take you along historic routes and allow you to enjoy tranquillity and nature.
Auensee Park Railway
The park railway runs on a loop around the adjoining Auensee from April to October. The most exciting part: the train is always run by the kids themselves!
Rötha castle park
The castle garden with its pond invites you to spend some time relaxing, especially in summer.