Feel free to contact me to add or remove any link.
Short-Term & Furnished Accommodation
Booking.com – 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)
News & Media
Leipziger Internet Zeitung – Local news in German
LVZ Online – Online version of Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper
Medical & Health
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 Neurology specialist
Therapie.de – 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
Moving To, Visas, etc
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
Internations.org – 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
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)
Social & Meet Ups
Toytown Germany – Discussion forum in English, great for tips on living in Germany and for healthcare, schools, working etc.
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..
Insurance & Financial
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
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
Festivals & Events
SadGoth.com – 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
Food & Restaurants
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
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
Deutschland.de – 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 2017]