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[xa_acc style=”xa-style1″ ][xa_slide title=”Furnished accommodation” icon=”Select Icon—“] – Hotel / Hostel / Apartments. Consistently shows the most complete listings and good prices

Wimdu – Apartments for short lettings. Bit like a German Airbnb. Most advertisers speak English

HC24 Leipzig – Reputable local letting agency. Furnished short and long term rentals. English-speaking staff

Immobilienscout24 – Search under “wohnen auf zeit” (temporary accommodation)

Immonet – Search under “mobliertes wohnen” (furnished living)


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Leipziger Internet Zeitung – Local news in German

LVZ Online – Online version of Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper

Der Leipziger – Newsfeed and app-based news service


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GP Burgkhardt – English-speaking medical office in Leipzig. General Practice and Gynaecology

GP Krautheim – Dr. Jens Krautheim is an English-speaking General Practice and Occupational Medicine doctor (Gohlis)

Dr. Erik Strauß – English-speaking doctor – Search for English-speaking therapists and psychologists in and around Leipzig

McFit – Popular gym and fitness studio in the Zentrum

ActivSport – Popular gym and fitness studio in Zentrum-Ost


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City of Leipzig – Surprisingly informative site from the local bureaucrats. And in English too!

How To Germany – Very good source for info on moving to Germany – How to get a German residency or work visa

Leipzig Craigslist – Classified ads website with jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services etc.

Das Schwarze Brett – Like craiglist but local and student oriented (though not exclusively)

Live Work Germany – Lots of unique content about finding a job and apartment, dealing with bureaucracy and settling into expat life


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Kreuzer Online – Leipzig’s ‘What’s On’ local magazine (in German)

Arena Tickets – Leipzig’s one-stop ticket shop for concerts, gigs, shows, games etc.

Leipzig Leben – Popular blog covering events and happenings in Leipzig (in German)


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Noch Besser Leben – Hip bar and venue in Plagwitz

Killiwilly – Probably the best Irish bar in Leipzig

Distillery – Famous house and techno club


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Toytown Germany – Discussion forum in English, great for tips on living in Germany and for healthcare, schools, working etc.

A Travelling Cook – Aussie ex-pat Cate runs cooking classes and a Supper Club in Leipzig (mostly in English)

Ubiquity Theatre Company – English-German youth theatre in Leipzig

Sprachenabend Leipzig – Free social gathering where you can met others to practice German, or English, or Polish or..


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Ruth Reinhardt – Independent English-speaking insurance consultant, including health insurance. Highly recommended

Ralf Otto – English-speaking general accountant for ex-pats. Based in Berlin but does everything online

Trinavis-Crowehorwath – English-speaking accountant for ex-pats with complex or business-related tax issues


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Leipziger Freiheit – Quirky podcasts about life in Leipzig produced by the people at Leipzig Tourism

Waymate – Really useful way to plan travel to/from Leipzig

Lipzi Tours – Local outfit specializing in guided bike tours

Leipzig Details – Guided tours, on bike, by bus, on foot etc.

InYourPocket – Youthful guide to Leipzig

Verborgenes Leipzig – Hidden Leipzig, off the beaten track. Kinda


[xa_slide title=”Festivals & events” icon=”Select Icon—“] – Unofficial guide to the annual Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT) festival

BachFest – Leipzig’s Bachfest is held every year at the end of June, as it has been most years since 1904

Westbesuch – Held 2 or 3 times per year in Plagwitz. Live music, street food, art, and flea market


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RB Leipzig – Leipzig’s love-em-or-hate-em 2 Bundesliga team

Leipzig Zoo – Leipzig’s brilliant zoo, definitely worth a visit

Stasi Museum – Museum with two locations. Downtown one is in the old HQ of the dreaded Stasi secret police

GFZK – Museum of Contemporary Art across from the beautiful Johanna-Park

Spinnerei – At the very core of the ‘Hypezig’ meme, this artist community out in Plagwitz is still worth a visit

Domholzschänke – Tavern (“schänke”) out in the Domholz forests near Schkeuditz. Great little city get-away


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Asian Dining – Review site of asian dining in Leipzig (in German)

Veganz – Downtown vegan grocery store with cafe / restaurant

Lipz Schorle – a local soft drink


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Wasserfüchsin – Man with a folding boat explores the rivers and lakes of Leipzig (in German)

Swimming Pool Checker – Find out your nearest indoor or outdoor swimming pool


[xa_slide title=”Germany” icon=”Select Icon—“] – all about Germany brought to you by the Federal Foreign Office

Bundesliga Fanatic – Top site for German football in English

oh god my wife is german – One of my favourite blogs. Very funny

überlin – London refugee hipsters in Berlin

Liv Hambrett – Australian writer living in Germany

Young Germany – Career and education guide


[page content last updated May 2015]

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