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Explore Leipzig with New Digital Tours

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International guests in Leipzig can discover the city in a new way. With several new digital city tours in English, visitors are guided through special corners of the city individually and at their own pace. Over the past few months, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM), together with partners such as Droid Solutions and the Office for Economic Development of the City of Leipzig, has developed the app "Explore Leipzig – City Tours", which is now available for free download in German and English from the Google Play Store and the App Store (Android or iOS). In addition, three new digital tours have been added to the Leipzig travel guide on the SmartGuide platform, available in German, English and Czech. These new tours complement the existing digital offerings of the Notenspuren App, which follows in the footsteps of Leipzig’s great composers. In terms of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, LTM works together with two of the most popular outdoor apps worldwide – outdooractive and komoot – to showcase the variety of tours and tracks available in the region.

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Leipzig Event Highlights 2024 © Philipp Kirschner© Philipp Kirschner

Leipzig Event Highlights 2024

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A recent survey by the European Commission ranked Leipzig as the fourth most liveable city in Europe in 2023, reinforcing its impact as an attractive destination. There will be plenty to do in Leipzig in 2024: traditional trade fairs, art festivals, sporting events and concerts with a wide range of music will encourage people to visit Leipzig. The following overview shows a selection of the most important tourist events in 2024. Starting this year, all permanent exhibitions in the city’s museums will be free of charge. So when coming to Leipzig for an inspiring event, guests should plan to stay longer to experience the diversity of the museums. Visitors can use the free app “Explore Leipzig” for individual digital city tours and purchase the Leipzig Card for special offers and unlimited travel on public transport. Please check the organiser’s website before travelling to find out the latest information of the relevant events.

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UEFA EURO 2024: Final Draw Reveals Preliminary Matchups in Leipzig

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Last week saw the final draw to determine which teams will meet in the qualifying round for the European Football Championship in the summer of 2024. The host city of Leipzig will welcome the following teams in the three group stage matches: Portugal will play the Czech Republic on 18 June 2024, the Netherlands and France will meet on 21 June 2024, Croatia will play Italy on 24 June 2024. The Round of 16 match between the winners of Group D and the runners-up of Group F will also take place at the Leipzig football stadium on 2 July 2024.

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Christmas Market at the old town hall © Philipp Kirschner© Philipp Kirschner

Charming Christmas Markets in and Around Leipzig

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It is this time of the year: the scent of mulled wine and roasted almonds fills the air, while magical lights and handicrafts can be admired. The Leipzig Christmas Market runs from 28 November to 23 December 2023 and its tradition dates back to 1458. This makes it the second oldest Christmas market in Germany after the Dresden Striezelmarkt in the capital of Saxony. Just like 500 years ago, the Leipzig Christmas Market blends harmoniously into the fascinating historical backdrop of the city centre and offers numerous culinary specialties, making it an ideal destination for Christmas shopping and coming together with beloved ones. With more than 300 originally decorated stalls it is one of the largest and most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany.

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© © Philipp Kirschner

Hunger Games Prequel Filmed at „Völki“ in Leipzig

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Leipzig has served as a film location for various Hollywood movies, such as Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was filmed in the Leipzig Region, or Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, which took place at Leipzig/Halle Airport. This year, Leipzig will be back on the big screen when the Monument of the Battle of the Nations (Völkerschlachtdenkmal), or “Völki” as the locals call it, is featured in the new Hunger Games prequel.

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Leipzig – Home of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989

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Thirty-four years ago, the Berlin Wall came down and unforgettable images were sent around the world. But history was also made on the streets of Leipzig in autumn 1989 – exactly one month earlier. On 9 October 1989 in Leipzig, the decisive demonstration for freedom and democracy stayed peaceful and paved the way for the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 as well as the reunification of Germany.

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Unique Cultural Events on the Water in the Leipzig Region

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A unique cultural experience awaits young and old on the waters of the Leipzig Region, especially in the New Lake District (Leipziger Neuseenland). From floating stages where operettas are performed to captivating concerts, this destination combines the beauty of nature with vibrant artistic expressions. Visitors can be enchanted by a world where culture meets water to create unforgettable moments. Whether Lake Zwenkau, Reservoir Lake Zschopau or Lake Schladitz – in the summer time, numerous crowd-pleasing events will take place on the water, delighting guests with their cultural programs and unique flair.

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Oper Leipzig Presents 12 Premieres and the Ballet Festival

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In autumn 2023, Oper Leipzig launches an exciting new season spanning classical, experimental and Broadway, planned by Director Tobias Wolff and his team. Under the slogan « Leipzig Dances ! » the Leipzig Ballet presents the international Ballet Festival from 21 to 29 June 2024 and invites visitors to experience all the many facets the art form of ballet and dance has to offer.

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Cyclist at The Monument To The Battle Of The Nations in Leipzig © Philipp Kirschner

Explore The Leipzig Region By Bike – Top 5 Routes

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A buzzing metropolis feeling as well as idyllic kilometre-long cycle paths to soothe the mind and work the body? Does this go together at all? In Leipzig and the surrounding region, cyclists will find exactly this combination. With its green belt, its well-developed network of paths and its growing awareness for sustainable mobility, the Leipzig Region is ideal for bike enthusiasts.

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Art Exhibition DIMENSIONS at Pittlerwerke Leipzig © Andreas Schmidt© Andreas Schmidt

DIMENSIONS Exhibition in Leipzig – Digital Art Meets Industrial Venue

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Until 9 July 2023, the new exhibition "DIMENSIONS" will be on show at the Pittlerwerke Leipzig. With 60 works by renowned artists, the exhibition offers a comprehensive insight into digital art on 10,000 square metres under the motto "Digital Art since 1859". International stars of the art scene such as Refik Anadol (Turkish-American media artist) or Lu Yang (Chinese multimedia artist) show works of art from the 19th century to current works and thus combine history and the present in a spectacular way. This creates a unique exhibition experience that makes it tangible how art and technological developments are connected.

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