Holiday in Leipzig: Sights, museums & zoo – 5 tips for your city trip

Holiday in Leipzig – Are you planning a relaxing weekend for two or an action-packed weekend with your family in Leipzig? In this article we have compiled for you the top 5 must-see sights in your city trip to Leipzig. There is something for everyone, including picturesque towns, shopping opportunities, museums or the famous Leipzig Zoo. Get an overview of Leipzig with maps, a drone video and a 360° view of the city harbour.

Leipzig Map: Location in Germany

Leipzig is located in the east of Germany.

Leipzig up close.

360° view over the city harbour of Leipzig

You like action? At the Stadthafen Leipzig you can book motorboat tours or canoe trips, here you can take a look at the port in 360° perspective.

Interesting facts about the city of Leipzig

The city of Leipzig is known for its historic old town and its unique zoo, but it also has some other interesting facts to offer:

  • The first newspaper ever was printed in Leipzig.
  • The city is considered one of the music cities of Europe, many famous musicians have worked in Leipzig.
  • Leipzig has 427 bridges, more than Venice in Italy.

Leipzig from above with the drone

Here you can get an overview of the city of Leipzig.

Checklist: 5 tips for Leipzig

These are 5 must-see sights!

Old city hall

The landmark of the city of Leipzig is its historic old city hall, which is located directly in the city centre. History buffs can visit the permanent exhibition of the Leipzig Museum of State History, which is located in the old town hall. If you want to take it more relaxed, you can also after a tour of the city hall to the nearby Naschmarkt to indulge in regional delicacies.

Mädler Passage

The Mädler Passage is perfect for a relaxing day of shopping and fine dining: In the famous shopping arcade in the city centre you will find numerous fashion shops and a selection of excellent bars, bistros and delicatessens, surrounded by historic architecture.

St. Nicholas Church

For all those interested in culture, it is an absolute must to visit the Nikolaikirche when in Leipzig. The late Gothic (a building style in the Middle Ages) church enchants with its beautiful architecture of the interior, which was redesigned in 1970 in a classicist style. It is also one of two churches in Leipzig that have survived to this day, which were under the musical responsibility of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is an absolute highlight for every art lover: Selected masterpieces from the 15th to the 21st century are exhibited in the exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres.

Zoo Leipzig

An experience for the whole family: Spend a day at Leipzig Zoo and discover the zoo’s six exciting adventure worlds. Absolute highlights are the elephant temple in the Asia area, the lion savannah in the Africa area and the cuddly koalas in the Founder’s Garden area. You want to get out into the green? Here you’ll find lots of tips and tricks for camping in Leipzig.

Route for all sights

Here we have created a route for you with which you can reach all the important sights in Leipzig on foot.

  • The route takes 18 minutes
  • You run 1.4 km

Off to the West: Holiday in Koblenz

Koblenz is located on the other side in Germany. The West German city is one of the oldest cities in Germany and therefore has numerous castles, palaces and churches to offer. In addition, the old town invites you to shop and linger. With our ideal tips, there’s nothing standing in the way of your trip to Koblenz. Discover our top 5 attractions.