First Time Tourists Guide in Leipzig, Germany

Pixabay - Leipzig is a historic city in eastern Germany that has been famous since the Middle Ages.

Leipzig is a historic city in eastern Germany that has been famous since the Middle Ages

The location is about 160 kilometers from Berlin

Although it is not a Romantic Tourist Attraction in Germany, because it is one of the historic cities, it is not surprising that there are several tourist attractions in Leipzig which are famous and visited by many foreign tourists

Historical sites such as Church St

Thomas is a popular tourist site with its 11th-century architecture, and also St

Nicholas Church with ancient design located in the downtown

 

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SIGHTSEEING

One city that has a variety of interesting ancient buildings that can be visited is Leipzig, which is a city in eastern Germany that is included in the state of Saxony. The city that was once included in the East German country also presents a variety of unique landmarks and certainly worth visiting. Museum der Bildenden Künste was founded in 1837, one of the most important national cultural institutions in Germany, the museum contains more than 3,500 paintings from the Middle Ages to the present, including works Dutch, German and Italian masters.

Museum der Bildenden Künste

Painting & sculpture by major artists from medieval to modern times in a giant glass cube museum

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DOWNTOWN

Nowadays, Leipzig is one of the most popular tourist destinations in eastern Germany, and thanks to its rich cultural and musical heritage, it is regularly referred to as one of the most livable cities in Europe. For tourists, this is a city that is very easy to manage, with many things to do right in the crowded Old City. You can visit Church St. Thomas and witness the 11th-century architecture that stands still to date. Most of the historical sites in Leipzig are dominated by churches and cathedrals which are the tourists most visited.

St. Thomas Church

Gothic church where J

S

Bach was cantor, with a famous boys' choir giving regular recitals

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SHOPPING

Elbenwald is a gift shop located in the heart of Leipzig with various items to buy. Here you will find all your favorite topics, be it Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, comics or whatever inspires you. Everything you always wanted to have, to touch and try out! Another option is Nikolai-Eck Leipzig is a complete gift shop for any needs, such as baptisms, weddings, communions or ceremonies, you will find suitable accessories from this shop, such as candles in various sizes and with individual lettering.

Elbenwald

With us you will find all your favorite topics, be it Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, comics or whatever inspires you

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Nikolai-Eck Leipzig

A complete gift shop for any needs, such as baptisms, weddings, communions or ceremonies, you will find suitable accessories from this shop, such as candles in various sizes and with individual lettering

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FOOD & DRINK

Try Leipziger Allerlei, a Leipzig specialty consisting of seasonal vegetables and crayfish. Complete this meal with Gose, also known as the signature beer of Leipzig, then cover with Leipziger Lerche, a pastry filled with almonds and strawberry jam which is very tasty. This food can be found in many restaurants in Leipzig. Bratwurst is a typical German sausage that is processed by baking. After baking, it is served along with a salad called Kartoffelsalat. But now there are more and more versions of Bratwurst's presentation. There is also Bratwurst served with a sprinkling of cheese or onions. Bratwurst also has a variety of variants. Some are made from beef, pork, chicken, or turkey.

CULTURE

The language they speak in Leipzig is German, the dialect spoken in Leipzig is simply "sächsisch", sometimes simply a "Leipzig sächsisch". Even though sächsisch is a specific dialect it's a broad summary of all the dialects in Saxony.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Leipzig runs from mid-May to late September. Leipzig's weather during those months is quite warm and good to explore the city.

HOTEL

If you were to express the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in a feeling, then perhaps it would be the wonderful sense of reassurance you get when you listen to his works. But you don’t have to be a fan of the baroque composer to feel at home at the Arcona Living Bach 14 or Vienna Townhouse Bach in Leipzig. Leipzig Marriott Hotel is also one of the best places to stay with luxurious facilities. Located in the heart of Leipzig, access to public facilities and recreation is easy.

Arcona Living Bach 14

If you were to express the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in a feeling, then perhaps it would be the wonderful sense of reassurance you get when you listen to his works

Address : THOMASKIRCHHOF 13-14, LEIPZIG, - 04109, Germany

Leipzig Marriott Hotel

Whether you're traveling for business, pleasure or planning a meeting, marriott leipzig focuses on what it takes to make your trip successful

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the youngest deluxe hotel in the heart of Leipzig!

Address : AM HALLISCHEN TOR, LEIPZIG, - 04109, Germany

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant Weinstock Leipzig is one of the popular places to eat in Leipzig. They provide a variety of German dishes with great served. This place also can be your choice to have late-dinner with great foods. Another option for a restaurant you can visit is Mein Leipzig, a European restaurant with a wide range of menus from many countries. They also provide German cuisine with great service. The place is quite good and comfortable to have dinner with loved one. Worth to try!

Restaurant Weinstock Leipzig

The Weinstock restaurant, located in the heart of the city, at the Leipzig market square has 90 indoor seats, an exclusive wine cellar with 50 seats, and 120 seats on the summer terrace

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Mein Leipzig

A European restaurant with a wide range of menus from many countries

They also provide German cuisine with a great serve

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CAFE

Kaffeehaus Riquet Café is a good place to have breakfast and lunch. Designed with such a comfy style, offers nice coffee and snacks. They also provide potato soup alongside the bread and other variants of foods. You can also visit Café Central, a café in the downtown of Leipzig. A variety of food and drinks are available. The Leipzig beers are also the most famous drink here.

Kaffeehaus Riquet Café

A good place to have breakfast and lunch

Designed with such a comfy style, offers nice coffee and snacks

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Café Central

Our Café Central in the heart of Leipzig combines both the best Segafredo coffee and healthy, hearty dishes

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BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Mephisto-Bar is a great place to have drinks with a wide range of spirit collections. They also have live music performance at night, it makes the atmosphere gets better. The bar opens in the afternoon to late at night. Enjoying nightlife in Leipzig also can be done by visiting Spizz, a jazz club with jazz music while you drinking. The place is nice for those beer lovers with comfortable seats. They open till late at night with the music up all night.

Mephisto-Bar

Elegant bar offering daytime coffee & snacks, plus late-night cocktails & live entertainment

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Spizz

A jazz club with jazz music while you drinking

The place is nice for those beer lovers with comfortable seats

They open till late at night with the music up all night

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INTERESTING PLACES

Church of St. Thomas or Thomaskirche, located in the Zentrum area or downtown Leipzig. This Protestant Church was built in 1212 which has a very unique gothic architectural style, plus a tower with a height of up to 25 meters. St. Nicholas Church or Nikolaikirche is also an attractive building in the downtown area, which is precisely at the eastern end. This church building was erected in 1165 which adopted the Roman element in it, which is thick with a medieval atmosphere. Also, in the 16th century, there was a change in buildings that gave a gothic element to some parts of the building.

St. Thomas Church

Gothic church where J

S

Bach was cantor, with a famous boys' choir giving regular recitals

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St. Nicholas Church

Important architectural monument with interiors inspired by French classicism & palm-shaped columns

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INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS

New Town Hall is also a cool building to visit in Leipzig, which is south of the city and faces directly to the southern ring road. The new town hall building has been built since 1895 which was conceived by the Kingdom of Saxony to replace the old city hall. Still in the downtown area, there is an iconic building, Museum of City History Leipzig, Old Town Hall which is right in front of the plaza, which is often used also as a market on certain days. This building was previously used as a city hall that had been established from 1556 until 1909 it was moved to a new building, which is south of the city center.

New Town Hall

The new town hall building has been built since 1895 which was conceived by the Kingdom of Saxony to replace the old city hall

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Museum of City History Leipzig, Old Town Hall

Museum displaying artwork, crafts, documents & other artifacts related to Leipzig history & culture

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