Welcome to life in Leipzig. This city is a ‘hidden gem’ practically unknown to people outside Germany. Think Berlin but more charming, better-looking and without the hype, queues or expensive rents. Whether you are studying, working or visiting we hope you find plenty of useful info and tips on this website.
The Area Guide has detailed descriptions of Leipzig’s residential areas – a good place to start if you are thinking of moving to Leipzig. There’s information on finding furnished rental accommodation as well as prices and options for more longer term renting. We even have tips on buying property in Leipzig.
Discover how to get to grips with the trams and buses and the excellent S-Bahn network. You can easily get by in Leipzig without a car. Biking is hugely enjoyable and practical at all times of year. Leipzig has a massive network of biking trails.
The cost of living is low, and the quality of living exceptionally high. You will need health insurance for longer stays in Germany. If you are from another EU country you’re probably fine, as your home coverage should suffice for about a year. For non-EU citizens we highly recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance for basic coverage up to a year.
And there’s much more! We hope you enjoy the website and please feel free to contact us with your comments and questions, or even if you just want to say ‘hi’.