The Red Bull (or 'RB') Arena is host stadium for Leipzig's two beloved football teams, RB Leipzig and Lokomotive Leipzig. The 45,000 seat capacity facility also hosts national and international games as well as large concerts
Nikolaikirche ('St Nicolas' Church') was the epicentre of Leipzig's Peace Revolution against the GDR regime in 1989. Founded in 1175 this is also where Bach premiered much of his music and where Martin Luther preached. Top attraction to see in Leipzig
Beautiful shopping arcade in the city centre worth a look just for itself. Built 1912-14 there are high-end shops with ornate facades. Fabulously decorated at Christmastime. Auerbach's Cellar and Mephisto Bar located here
Trade fair grounds north of the city centre. The Leipzig Messe ('fair') has been held for 850 years at various locations. This location opened in 1996. The Leipzig Bookfair, Dreamhack, and Auto Mobil International are some notable exhibition events
Definite highlight of Leipzig. This massive zoo will need at least two visits to cover fully. Siberian tigers, rare fish, endangered species and a huge tropical biosphere you can tour around in a boat. Everything except the Loch Ness monster
This horse racetrack is located in Clara Zetkin park. The Leipziger Rennklub (Leipzig racing club) was founded here in 1863 and in its heyday held 30 race days per year. The Grandstand dates from the early days and was renovated in 2012.
Entrance to the beautiful and very tranquil grounds is free. Main attraction is the inter-connected glasshouses where you wander through a tropical butterfly world, giant lotus pond, and impressive collection of cacti
Roller coasters, water slides and assortment of usual entertainments. Kids will absolutely love Belantis, although there's enough going on for adults as well. Some nice green spaces to chill out. Food and drink is pricey
World-famous artist studios and gallery centre in an old industrial complex out in Plagwitz. Long established artists from the New Leipzig School as well as up-and-coming. Hotel and restaurant facilities on-site
The Battle of Nations monument (‘Völkerschlachtdenkmal’) is a mind-blowing edifice commemorating the 1813 Battle of the Nations. An epic battle that effectively ended Napoleon’s dominance over Europe. Entrance €8.00 although large part of the structure is free to enter
Panoramic view of a Brazilian Amazon rain forest recreated in a 108 metre long 30 metre high arena. Visitors use binoculars from an elevated viewing platform to see the incredible details. Ideal family trip
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