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 Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Irena Dudová

Sales Manager Poland & Czech Republic

Dana Marschner

International PR & Sales Manager

Elena Krauße

Sales Manager Russia

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)

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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 the Leipzig 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 2022/23

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The exhibition "Tübke Monumental" at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig shows Werner Tübke's panoramic picture "Frühbürgerliche Revolution in Deutschland" in digital form.

Kunstkraftwerk – Tübke Monumental

At the Kunstkraftwerk, you can see a painting that is currently the largest in Central Europe. It was painted by the contemporary artist Werner Tübke, who is a member of the so-called "Leipziger Schule" (Leipzig School of Art). The painting is entitled "Frühbürgerliche Revolution in Deutschland" (The early bourgeois revolution in Germany) and took 11 years to complete. It is accompanied by a multimedia and immersive light and sound display in the form of a 25-minute presentation called "TÜBKE TOUCH" that was specially developed to be shown at the KUNSTKRAFTWERK.

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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 be shown the effects of these happenings and the consequences of the disaster.

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The former home of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy is now an interactive museum.

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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An evening at this extravagant dinner show offers an exclusive 4-course menu and an entertaining evening programme in the art deco mirror palace

GANS GANZ ANDERS – Extravagant dinner show

In the stylish ambience of the Art Deco Mirror Palace, guests enjoy an exclusive 4-course menu and a rousing dinner show - created by the master chefs of the Krystallpalast Varieté, served up by artists, singers, actors, musicians, comedians and waiters.

 

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Touristik & Caravaning International

The largest travel fair in central Germany offers a wide range of products and services around the topic of vacation. From short vacations to round-the-world trips, from cruises to wellness offers and an outdoor area, a lot is shown here. The TC is also one of the most important caravanning and camping exhibitions in Germany.

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You can get into the Christmas mood with some convivial socialising and a relaxed stroll around the 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 250 stalls, Leipzig 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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The Leipzig Trade Fair hosts numerous congresses and trade fairs every year, such as the Leipzig Book Fair.

Leipzig Book Fair

The Leipzig Book Fair and its reading festival "Leipzig liest" are the event of the book and media industry. Authors, readers and publishers meet to inform themselves, exchange ideas and discover new things.

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Alongside the opera, the Gewandhaus is the venue for the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra.

a cappella - International Festival of Vocal Music

Every year since 1997, "a cappella" has turned the city into the sound center of the vocal music scene. For more than a week, there are concerts with vocal groups from all corners of the a cappella world. Whether genre greats, insider tips or up-and-coming ensembles - everything that is possible with the human voice gets a stage at "a cappella". Because the festival, led by the Leipzig vocal ensemble amarcord, is just like its music: lively, exciting, versatile and with a lot of heart.

 

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On well-maintained cycle paths around Lake Markkleeberg, you can cycle around the lake or extend the tour to the neighbouring lake.

Velo City

The 2023 Velo-city World Cycling Summit of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) will take place from May 9 to 12 at the Leipzig Trade Fair. The venue is the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL). The World Cycling Summit is organized by the City of Leipzig together with the ECF and Leipziger Messe. The ECF chose the city of Leipzig as the venue for the world's leading cycling conference in recognition of its sustainable urban development policies, its progress and further ambitions for cycling, and its attractiveness.

 

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Alongside the opera, the Gewandhaus is the venue for the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Mahler Festival

The symphonic works of Gustav Mahler are the focus of the "Mahler Festival 2023", because it was in Leipzig that Mahler became the person we know today: the composer of fascinating symphonies. Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Orchestra promise a uniquely authentic setting for the festival, as Mahler spent two years of his life here and conducted the Gewandhaus Orchestra almost daily.

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The UT Connewitz is the oldest surviving cinema in Leipzig and one of the oldest in Germany.

Off Europa – Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

This year, the theme of the festival is "home", 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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Guests 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. On the four days of the festival, visitors can enjoy concerts as well as a varied programme of parties, shows, exhibitions and medieval markets. A highlight of the festival is the Victorian picnic in Clara Zetkin Park.

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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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The Bach Festival is an annual music festival in Leipzig in honour of the famous Thomaskantor Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bach Festival Leipzig

Every year in June, the city of Leipzig honours its important Thomas Cantor Johann Sebastian Bach with the Bach Festival. It pursues a tradition of honouring Bach which was originally initiated by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. In 2023, under the motto "BACH for Future" some 40 Bach choirs, societies, festivals and associations from six continents travelled to the city on the river Pleisse to celebrate the composer in the city where he spent most of his working life. There they walked the same 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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The Felix restaurant in the Alte Post building offers a wonderful view of Augustusplatz.

32nd 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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The Weinstock restaurant is right in the middle of Leipzig city centre.

Leipzig Wine Festival

At the annual wine festival, visitors are invited to taste the wines and enjoy the occasion in Leipzig's market square. 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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Thousands of people listen to the Gewandhaus Orchestra in the Rosental.

KLASSIK AIRLEBEN

The Klassik Airleben is a highlight of the Leipzig music scene every year. The Gewandhaus Orchestra celebrates various composers in the Rosental and attracts young and old to the free event.

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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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The Lichtfest (Light Festival) in Leipzig 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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