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

Dana Marschner

Project Manager International PR & Marketing, France & UK

Martin Dürrschmidt

Project Manager International Marketing, Czech Republic, Poland, USA & Asia

Kathleen Schramm

Sales Manager, Netherlands

Maike Makowka

Junior Project Manager International PR & Marketing, Scandinavia

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)

Discover

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 2024

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 Leipzig: 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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Ein buntes Farbenspiel mit unterschiedlich großen Kreisen und einem mittig platzierten Augeb wird an die Innenwand eines alten Fabrikgebäudes projiziert.
Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig exhibition Claude Monet: Master of Colors and Ligths ©Luca Migliore

Kunstkraftwerk – Claude Monet: Master of Colors and Lights

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig presents Claude Monet: Master of Colours and Lights, a multi-sensory exhibition about the namesake of Impressionism in painting. His art is interpreted in a playfully creative way in immersive multimedia shows, installations and rooms on the old factory site. Through the use of digital technologies such as 360-degree projections, the old master's play with light and colour has a modern and boldly digital effect.

 

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

Leipzig Book Fair

The Leipzig Book Fair and the largest European reading festival "Leipzig reads" are the spring event for the book and media industry. Fans of comics, manga & co. can visit the Manga Comic Convention at the same time. The Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair also takes place at the same time. At the last event, more than 2,000 exhibitors from over 40 countries presented their new products for the spring, attracting 274,000 visitors to the exhibition centre and throughout the city.

 

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St. Thomas Choir & Gewandhausorchester in St. Thomas Church

St. John Passion: 300th Anniversary of the First Performance

Music lovers can experience a performance with the Thomanerchor, soloists and members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra on 28 March in the Thomaskirche and on 29 March in the Nikolaikirche to mark the 300th anniversary of the premiere.

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View of the great concert hall at Gewandhaus Leipzig Music, Culture, Sights© 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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Come and discover art from far away countries and unknown worlds under the theme of "A Trip Around the World".

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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View of two guests in the outdoor seating area of Weinstock restaurant at the edge of Market Square. Restaurant, leisure time, eating out © 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 2024 edition of the annual wine festival. Here, vinters from various wine-growing areas of Germany, but also Austria, Hungary and Italy offer their wines and sparkling wines. There will be a stage with music and entertainment as well as culinary delights.

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

Leipzig City Festival

The region's most popular open-air event attracts over 250,000 visitors every year. Around 150 hours of live entertainment on several stages, regional specialities, musical entertainment, a colourful adventure land for the youngest Leipzig fans and much more awaits visitors in the city centre.

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There is room for more than 47,000 visitors in the Leipzig Red Bull Arena.

European Football Championship 2024

Germany will be hosting the UEFA European Football Championship for the second time in 2024 after it previously took place here in 1988. Games will be played in Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. Nine of the ten stadiums hosting the event were also used for the FIFA World Cup in 2006. The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) will be home to all the media partners working there. A total of three preliminary round matches and one round of 16 match will be played on 18,21 and 24 June, as well as on 2 July at Red Bull Arena Leipzig. 

 

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The Leipzig Ballet performs a varied and exciting programme of dances.

"Leipzig tanzt 24!" Dance Festival at the Opera

Leipzig tanzt 24! The Leipzig Ballet invites you to come and enjoy all aspects of dance as an art form in a varied and exciting programme. Alongside performances by high-profile guests including the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris and the Akram Khan Company, the Leipzig Ballet will be presenting a new creation by Ballet Director and Head Choreographer Mario Schröder. A comprehensive series of accompanying events offers all visitors the opportunity to explore Leipzig as a city of dance.

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

KLASSIK AIRLEBEN

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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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© Philipp Kirschner
The Felix Restaurant in the old post office building offers a beautiful view of Augustusplatz.

MDR Music Summer 2024

The MDR Musiksommer 2024 presents classical music, jazz and crossover in Central Germany. The festival kicks off on 2 August at the Europa-Rosarium in Sangerhausen with performances by the MDR Symphony Orchestra and others.

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LostBoi Lino performed mit Mikrofon auf der Bühne. Im Hintergrund sind das Publikum und ein Risenrad.
Highfield Festival 2023: LostBoi Lino ©Lukas Taday

Highfield Festival

The indie rock festival at Störmthal Lake is back for another year. Around 35,000 festival fans will be able to rock out to bands ranging from pop to punk, rock to rap. Bands and artists confirmed for this year include Rise Against, Peter Fox, Cro and Provinz.

 

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A view of two women holding candles. More people can be seen in the background. Peaceful Revolution, History, Culture© 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© Steve Hänisch
The Monument to the Battle of the Nations and the Lake of Tears seen from the front.

211th 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 211th anniversary.

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Leipzig Jazz Festival © Slawek Przerwa

48th Leipzig Jazz Days

The festival is one of the oldest and most renowned jazz festivals in Germany. Every year, Jazzclub Leipzig presents well over 100 musicians - big names and pioneers of jazz as well as innovative newcomers. Performances take place in venues such as the opera house, churches and numerous trendy clubs.

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34th Lachmesse – European Festival for Humour and Satire

The European Humour and Satire Festival is unique: international artists strain every laugh muscle and provide the best entertainment with excellent humour and biting satire. The festival offers a mix of political satire, cabaret, music and sophisticated comedy.

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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.

GRASSIMESSE

During the Grassimesse, artisans and designers from all over Europe come together. It is an art exhibition and sales fair in one and one of the most important international sales fairs for applied art and product design.

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

67th DOK Leipzig

DOK Leipzig is one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated film. In view of its tradition as a "window to the world", it attracts thousands of visitors, filmmakers, producers, distributors and festival organisers to the Saxon metropolis every year.

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

Mendelssohn Festival Leipzig

In cooperation between the Gewandhaus and the Mendelssohn House, there is an exquisite festival programme with symphony concerts, chamber music and discussion formats every year around the anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's death on 4 November.

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A view of a puppet show at the Euro Scene festival. Culture, Festival, Event© Barbara Palffy
Euro Scene is a festival of European dance and theatre.

34th euro-scene

The festival presents around 12 dance and theatre pieces from and about Europe and its global interdependencies. The programme focuses on contemporary theatre and innovative dance as well as the latest performative forms of presentation, which are intended to challenge both in terms of content and form. The main focus is on in-house and co-productions as well as German premieres and world premieres.

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A view of the Christmas market in Market Square. Christmas, Event, Culture© 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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