Leipzig for tour operators

Services and offers

Leipzig Tourism and Marketing offers you a full tourist service. This service includes the booking of accommodation, customised holiday planning according to your wishes, the arrangement of day and multi-day excursions, themed group tours and much more. Upon request, the programmes can also be tailored to suit the needs of young people and senior citizens and can also be designed to meet accessibility requirements. 

Advantages and benefits

You can benefit from our local knowledge, long years of experience and customised advice. This means you can savetime and effort on organisation as well as receiving exclusive offers and only need to deal with one partner. The style, atmosphere and timing can all be coordinated to meet your customised needs.

Overview of services

  • Hotels, restaurants and caterers in Leipzig and the Leipzig region

  • City walking tours and bus tours in 15 languages including German, guided tours of cultural institutions

  • Holiday itineraries for travel groups, day-trips and round trips

  • Buses and transfer services, guided travel in 15 languages including German

  • Event tickets, conference, seminar and event locations

Contact person

Tanja Pohl

Sales Manager, Austria and Switzerland

Irena Dudová

Sales Manager, Poland & the Czech Republic

Dana Marschner

International PR & Sales Manager

Kathleen Schramm

Sales Manager, Netherlands

Experience Leipzig as a group

Leipzig is one of the most versatile cities in Germany. Known as a city of trade fairs, music, water, creativity and industry, Leipzig offers something special for everyone. In combination with the beautiful landscape of lakes in the Leipzig region and its numerous opportunities to actively discover the local area, Leipzig and its surrounding region is the perfect destination for group travel!

Which events can you attend with your group? Which bars and restaurants have enough space? Which accommodation offers enough rooms for you to remain together as a group during your stay? 

We can easily answer these questions for you. Whether you are travelling for business, pleasure or on a school trip – we have compiled the best ideas and suggestions for a perfect visit to Leipzig.

Group travel

Information for bus tour operators and drivers

All kinds of practical information to assist you with planning are available on the following pages as an overview.

  • Information on vehicle waiting areas and parking in Leipzig city centre

  • Information on access routes, low emission zone and the coach station

  • Overview of parking and stops for coaches

  • Lots more practical information for bus drivers (public toilets, bus cleaning facilities, garages for repairs)


Leipzig and the Leipzig region

High-profile concerts, numerous museums and galleries, historical arcades, Germany's largest number of cabaret shows in one city and a magical landscape of lakes where you can rest and enjoy various activities. A vacation in the Leipzig region can be both relaxing and exciting thanks to the wide range of cultural and leisure activities as well as numerous day-trip destinations.

Only in Leipzig and its surrounding region

  • Our top 10 highlights

  • A unique destination for culture and music

  • Museums, an uninterrupted network of arcades and impressive Wilhelmenian architecture 

  • Castles and palaces as well as a multifaceted landscape of lakes

  • Tips for a day-trip to enjoy some hiking, cycling or wellness

Event Highlights in Leipzig in 2023

360 Grad Asisi Panorama "NY 9/11" at the Panometer in Leipzig. Exhibition, Museums, Panometer© Tom Schulze © Asisi
At the current exhibition "NEW YORK 9/11 – War in Peacetime" at the Panometer, the focus is on the attacks of 11th September and their global and wide-ranging impact.

Panometer Leipzg: NEW YORK 9/11

During the 20th memorial year of the terrorist attacks in New York, Yadegar Asis will be showing the panoramic painting he is working on entitled "NEW YORK 9/11" at the former gasometer in Saxony's trade fair city. The panorama picture will show the skyline of Manhattan and the Twin Towers at about 8 o'clock in the morning, just before the terrorist attacks. In contrast, on the way to the panorama, you will be led through the events of this fateful day and shown the effects of these events and the consequences of the disaster.

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A view of the main entrance to the new exhibition showground in Leipzig. Trade Fair City, Leisure, Events© tom-schulze.com, Tom Schulze
Every year, the Leipzig Trade Fair hosts numerous congresses and trade fairs including the Leipzig Book Fair.

Leipzig Book Fair

The Leipzig Book Fair with its reading festival "Leipzig liest" is the main event for the book and media industry. Authors, readers and publishers come together to find out more, exchange information and discover new things.

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View of the great concert hall at Gewandhaus Leipzig Music, culture, sights© www.tomwilliger.de, Tom Williger
There are seats for hundreds of classical music lovers in the Great Hall of the Gewandhaus. © Tom Williger

a cappella – International Festival for Vocal Music

Since 1997, the a capella festival has transformed the city into a musical hub for the vocal music scene. For over a week, concerts are given by vocal groups from all corners of the a cappella world. Everything that is possible using just the human voice will be on stage at 'a cappella', ranging from famous groups and insider tips to young talent. The festival is led by the Leipzig vocal group amarcord and is fully in tune with its music: lively, exciting, varied and straight from the heart.

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Museum Night in Leipzig and Halle

The Museum Night is a cult classic. The concept of a joint museum night, during which the museum landscape of the cities of Halle and Leipzig is opened one night a year and made more accessible with new, special offers, has paid off. Meanwhile, the joint Museum Night has developed independently of city and state borders into a major cultural event in both cities, with an audience of more than 20,000 visitors who greatly look forward to it.

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A view of two cyclists in the New Lake District in the Leipzig region. New Lake District, Bicycle, Active © www.znajkraj.pl, Szymon Nitka
The well-developed network of cycle paths around Lake Markkleeberg lets you ride all the way round the lake or extend your tour to one of the neighbouring lakes.


The 2023 velo-city world cycling summit organised by the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) will take place from 9 to 12 May at Leipzig Exhibition Centre. The conference is held at the Congress Centre Leipzig (CCL). The world cycling summit is hosted by the City of Leipzig together with ECF and Leipziger Messe. ECF chose to hold the event in Leipzig in recognition of the city's sustainable municipal development strategy, its progress and continued ambition to provide infrastructure for cycle traffic as well as its attractiveness as an event location for this leading global cycling conference.

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A view of the front of the Gewandhaus Leipzig by night. City of Music, Sightseeing, culture© www.punctum.net, PUNCTUM
The famous Gewandhausorchester plays its home concerts in the Gewandhaus as well as the Opera.

Mahler Festival

The symphonic works of Gustav Mahler will be the focus of the 'Mahler Festival 2023', as it was in Leipzig that he became the Mahler we know today: a composer of captivating symphonies. Leipzig and the Gewandhausorchester promise a truly authentic setting for the festival, as Gustav Mahler spent two years of his life here and conducted the Gewandhausorchester on an almost daily basis.

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The naTo is a socio-cultural centre in the south of Leipzig.

Off Europa – Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

The theme of the festival this year is 'my home country', showing numerous German premieres. The festival is accompanied by an extensive programme of films, discussions and music programmes. The main focus of the festival is experimental theatre by independent authors, artists and ensembles.

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Some steampunk cosplayers in white at the Wave Gothic Festival in Leipzig, music, culture, events, WGT© Chris Russew
People from all over the world come to Leipzig for the WGT.

Wave Gothic Festival

Since 1992, the Wave Gothic Festival (WGT) has been a major attraction for thousands of members of the Gothic scene from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy concerts as well as a varied programme of parties, shows, exhibitions and medieval markets during the four day festival. A highlight of the festival is the Victorian picnic in Clara Zetkin Park.

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A view of the New City Hall, the Panorama Tower and the Winter Gardens Tower. Sightseeing, Architecture, Culture© tom-schulze.com, Tom Schulze
The three skyscrapers in Leipzig city centre: the City Tower, the New City Hall and the Winter Gardens Tower.

Leipzig City Festival

Each year, you are invited to see the trade fair city in a completely different light at the Leipzig City Festival. The festival offers around 150 hours of live events, plenty of local food and drinks, a colourful adventure playground for the youngest Leipzig fans and much more in Leipzig city centre.

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A view of one of the Bach Festival events in the market square. City of Music, Culture, Festivals © www.gertmothes.de, Gert Mothes
The Bach Festival is an annual music festival in Leipzig in honour of Johann Sebastian Bach who was a famous cantor at St. Thomas Church.

Bach Festival Leipzig

Every year in June, the city of Leipzig honours its important Thomas Cantor Johann Sebastian Bach with the Bach Festival. The festival follows a tradition of honouring Bach that was originally initiated by Mendelssohn Bartholdy. This year's event under the motto 'BACH for Future' celebrates the 300th anniversary of Bach starting work in 1713 as a cantor at St. Thomas Church. Some 40 Bach choirs, societies, festivals and associations from six continents will be travelling to the city situated on the river Pleisse in 2023 to celebrate the composer in the city where he spent most of his working life and walk the paths of the widely ramified Bach family of musicians, who met once a year in the 17th and 18th centuries at a certain location in Thuringia to play music together.

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Hotel guests at the Felix Suiten Leipzig sitting on the terrace and enjoying the view of the brightly illuminated Leipzig Opera at twilight. Sightseeing, Music, Eating out© www.pkfotografie.com, Philipp Kirschner
The Felix Restaurant in the old post office building offers a beautiful view of Augustusplatz.

MDR Music Summer

The 32nd MDR Music Summer 2022 is presenting classical music, jazz and crossover at venues in Central Germany. Audiences can experience international and local artists including Valer Sabadus, the Trio Mediaeval and German Brass at a total of 50 concerts.

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View of two guests in the outdoor seating area of the Weinstock restaurant at the edge of the market square. Restaurant, leisure time, eating out © www.tomwilliger.de, Tom Williger
The Weinstock restaurant is right in the middle of Leipzig city centre.

Leipzig Wine Festival

Once again, visitors are invited to taste wines and enjoy the occasion in Leipzig's market square at the 2023 edition of the annual wine festival. Here, vinters from various wine-growing areas of Germany, Austria and Hungary offer their wines and sparkling wines. There also is a stage with music and entertainment as well as food.

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People lounge on a meadow in front of a stage and listen to the Gewandhaus orchestra during Klassik airleben in Rosental Park, Leipzig City of Music, Gewandhaus, culture, events, festival© www.gertmothes.de, Gert Mothes
Thousands of spectators listen to the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Rosental Park.


Every year, this open-air classical music event is a highlight of the Leipzig music scene. The Gewandhausorchester celebrates
various composers at its concerts in Rosental Park, drawing crowds of both young and old fans to this free event.

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© © Philipp Kirschner
Straight lines, clarity and transparency are the main features of the new exhibition showground in Leipzig.

European Go Congress 2023

The 'European Go Congress 2023' is an annual event organised by the European Go Federation for Go players of all standards. The Go championships are in the centre stage as the highlight of the congress. This two-week congress with over 1,000 players from all over the world also offers various workshops, evening events and smaller tournaments. 

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View of the Old City Hall in Leipzig market square and "Salzgäßchen" street leading to the Naschmarkt square, sightseeing in Leipzig© www.punctum.net, PUNCTUM Fotografie
The Old City Hall was home to the Leipzig City Administration until 1905.

Leipzig Music Market

The market offers visitors an attractive programme spiced with culinary delicacies. The colourful mix of classical music, jazz, swing, musical numbers as well as rock and pop provides entertainment for the whole family and admission is free.

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Con spirito – The Leipzig Chamber Music Festival

As part of the chamber music festival, there are concerts in the historical places where each composer who influenced the Leipzig tradition of music lived and worked. These include Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Johann Sebastian Bach, Edward Grieg and Richard Wagner as well as Clara and Robert Schumann.

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A view of an event taking place as part of the DOK Festival Leipzig. Festival, Culture, Event © www.susannjehnichen.com, Susann Jehnichen
DOK Leipzig is an international festival of documentary and animated films.

66th DOK Leipzig

True to the mission of offering a 'window to the world', Germany's largest and Europe's second-largest documentary film festival presents the best new animated and documentary films from over 50 countries. Every year, thousands of viewers from Germany and the world discover around 350 extraordinary, exciting and artistically outstanding films in twelve cinemas.

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A view of two women holding candles. More people can be seen in the background. Peaceful Revolution, History, Culture© www.dirk-brzoska.de, Dirk Brzoska
The Leipzig Festival of Lights takes place every year on 9 October to commemorate the peaceful revolution of 1989.

Leipzig Festival of Lights

Leipzig commemorates the first major Monday demonstration and the Peaceful Revolution in the GDR with a large number of events. The Leipzig Festival of Lights is held every year to commemorate the autumn of 1989. It is the emotional highlight of the day and attracts thousands of visitors to its important sites year after year.

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A front view of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and the Lake of Tears. History, architecture, sightseeing© www.back-packer.org, Steve Hänisch
The Monument to the Battle of the Nations and the Lake of Tears seen from the front.

210th anniversary of the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig

Every year in October, military history societies from all over Europe come to Leipzig and Markkleeberg to commemorate the Battle of the Nations together. The organisers are expecting around 2000 participants dressed in historical uniforms who will show bivouacs, a battle display and civilian scenes, among other things. This year, the event will celebrate its 210th anniversary.

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Jazz Festival Leipzig © Slawek Przerwa

47th Leipzig Jazz Days

One of the oldest and most renowned jazz festivals in Germany is the International Leipzig Jazz Days. Every autumn, the Jazzclub Leipzig presents more than 100 musicians over the course of ten days with big names and jazz pioneers as well as innovative newcomers. Concerts are played at the Opera and the Schauspielhaus theatre, in the historical Congress Centre at the Zoo, in churches as well as in numerous scene clubs and in the oldest cinema in the city, UT Connewitz.

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Lachmesse – European Festival for Humour and Satire

The 33rd "Lachmesse" European Festival for Humour and Satire will present around 90 events with over 150 artists from nine countries. Particularly outstanding artists are awarded the "Leipziger Löwenzahn" (Leipzig dandelion) festival prize. The international festival is staged at 14 venues across Leipzig including the "Kabarett academixer" traditional house of cabaret.

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A view of an exhibition room with various exhibits. Culture, Art, Exhibition© Anke Neumeister
The GRASSI Messe in Leipzig is an art exhibition and sales fair with international exhibitors.


The Grassimesse is an international forum for applied art and product design in the tradition of the historical Grassimesse, which was founded in 1920 and has become famous as the "meeting place of modernity". The festival is complemented by fashion shows, parties and film screenings.

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A view of the outside of the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig. City of Music, Culture, Museum© www.robinkunzfotografie.de, Robin Kunz
There is now an interactive museum in the former home of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

Mendelssohn Festival Leipzig

In 2022, on the 175th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's death and the 25th birthday of the Mendelssohn House, the focus will be on Mendelssohn's masterpieces and music from the period of Romanticism. The Mendelssohn Festival is a cooperation between the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Mendelssohn House There will be numerous concerts and works by his sister Fanny will also be performed. Various guests including Gidon Kremer, Jörg Widmann and Monica Erdmann will be playing at these concerts. The highlight of the festival is Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducting two concerts with the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

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A view of a performance by a puppet theatre as part of the Euro Scene festival. Culture, Festival, Event© fotopalffy.at, Barbara Palffy
Euro Scene is a festival of European dance and theatre.

33rd euro-scene

The euro-scene Leipzig, a festival of contemporary European theatre, takes place annually in November. It was founded in 1991. euro-scene Leipzig presents the latest developments in the European dance and theatre scene and annually stages around 10 different guest performances with a total of approximately 25 performances at various venues. These venues include the stages of the Schauspielhaus theatre, the Leipzig Opera and the independent scene as well as unusual locations for guests to discover. Dance and spoken theatre are on offer as well as performances and musical stage forms and a play for children. 

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A view of the Christmas market in the market square. Christmas, Event, Culture© www.daniel-koehler.net, Daniel Koehler
Get into the Christmas spirit with some convivial socialising and a relaxed stroll around Leipzig Christmas Market.

Leipzig Christmas Market

The tradition of the Leipzig Christmas Market dates back to 1458. Embedded in the fascinating historical backdrop of the city centre and with its 250 stands, it is one of the largest and most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. Culturally, the Christmas Market is framed by festive concerts by the St. Thomas Choir, organ music in the churches and a variety of other programmes.

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