Attractions

With so much on offer planning what to see and do can seem a bit daunting. No worries, there’s a list of recommended tourist attractions on the map below.

To simplify things further here’s (probably) the top three:

Wildpark

04277 Leipzig

Native wildlife and natural habitat park set in 45 hectares in Connewitz. Admission is free although a few parts, such as a guided adventure trail and the pet farm, require a small entrance fee


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Red Bull Arena

Am Sportforum 3, 04105 Leipzig

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


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Nikolaikirche

Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig

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


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Mädlerpassage

Grimmaische Str. 2-4, 04109 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


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Leipziger Messe

Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig

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


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Leipzig Zoo

Pfaffendorfer Str. 29, 04105 Leipzig

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


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Galopprennbahn Scheibenholz

Rennbahnweg 2 A, 04107 Leipzig

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.


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Botanical Garden

Linnéstraße 1, 04103 Leipzig

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


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Belantis

Zur Weißen Mark 1, 04249 Leipzig

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


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Baumwollspinnerei

Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

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


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Battle of Nations

Str. des 18. Oktober 100, 04299 Leipzig

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


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Asis Panometer

Richard-Lehmann-Straße 114, 04275 Leipzig

Various panoramic scenes recreated in a 108 metre long 30 metre high arena. Exhibits run for up to a year. Visitors use binoculars from an elevated viewing platform to see the incredible details. Ideal family trip


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[page content last updated May 2017]

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