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.

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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

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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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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State Horticultural Show in Torgau

From 23 April to 9 October 2022, you can experience a festival of garden art, landscaping and culture covering an area of around 24 hectares (60 acres).  The State Horticultural Show in Torgau is a day-trip for all generations. The wonderful playgrounds, a skater park and a beach area are all good places to spend some time or have some active fun.

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Museum Night in Leipzig and Halle

The Museum Night is a cult classic. The successful concept behind the joint Museum Night gives museums in Halle and Leipzig the opportunity to open their doors in the evening and attract more visitors by presenting new and special exhibits. 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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Off Europa – Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

This year, the theme of the festival is "artistic feats", 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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Kunstkraftwerk – The Mystery of Banksy

Graffiti, photos, sculptres, video displays and prints. The brand new exhibition of works by the world-famous Banksy, "The Mystery of Banksy – A Genius Mind" in honour of this iconic artist is coming to Germany this year. More than 150 works by the famous street artist are on show at the exhibition. Visitors can expect a comprehensive overview and insight into the entire work of this exceptional artist in a unique setting at the Kunstkraftwerk in Leipzig.

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Tram-EM – European Tramdriver Championships

This exceptional European competition takes place at Augustusplatz and combines information with festivities and culture as well as a workshop and a party for drivers, businesses and visitors. The championships demonstrate the benefits of working for public transport companies, promote cultural exchange in Europe and support the peaceful contest to provide the best regional travel with a sustainable future. This year, Leipzig is also celebrating 150 years of trams in Leipzig.

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German Choir Festival

In May 2022, the German Choir Association staged the German Choir Festival in Leipzig where vocal ensembles of all kinds and all sizes could take the stage from children's choirs to male voice choirs, from church choirs to vocal bands.

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The three skyscrapers in Leipzig city centre: the City Tower, the New City Hall and the Winter Gardens Tower. © Tom Schulze

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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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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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 2022, under the motto "BACH - We Are Family" 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 new exhibition centre sparkles in the evening light. © Tom Schulze

musicpark Leipzig

The musicpark experience fair shows the huge variety of the musical instrument sector and thrills visitors as a consumer event with a unique concept. Those involved in the industry for acoustic, mechanical and electronic music instruments including manufacturers, brands and accessories can present their products here. The musical experience is rounded off with performances by well-known national and international artists.

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31st MDR Music Summer

The 31st 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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Leipzig Opera House is the centrepiece of Augustusplatz. © Adam Kumiszcza

Opera Festival Wagner22

ALL WAGNER'S OPERAS IN THREE WEEKS! In Summer 2022, the eyes of the music world will be on Leipzig Opera. In Richard Wagner's birthplace, all thirteen operas by the composer will be performed in chronological order. Only the four parts of the "Ring of the Nibelung" are on the programme as a separate event.

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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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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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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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Lachmesse – European Festival for Humour and Satire

For the last 26 years, the "Lachmesse" European Festival for Humour and Satire has been presenting 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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65th 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 about 350 extraordinary, exciting and artistically outstanding films in twelve cinemas.

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Bright Festival Connect

The third edition offers both daytime and evening events across the entire city. The varied programme is inspired by new trends in digital innovation and includes workshops, immersive art exhibitions, virtual reality experiences and shows by digital artists from all over the world.

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GRASSIMESSE

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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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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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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You can get into the Christmas mood with some convivial socialising and a relaxed stroll around the Leipzig Christmas Market. © Daniel Koehler

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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