The Bachviertel in Zentrum-West is perhaps the poshest place to live in central Leipzig, only the Musikviertel in Zentrum-Süd or some parts of Zentrum-Nordwest (Waldstraßenviertel) would compare. There are magnificent apartments along Ferdinand-Lassalle-Straße facing Johanna and Clara Zetkin park with more apartments and shops on Sebastian-Bach-Straße one street further back. This area has grown enormously in popularity in recent years.
The Thomasscule on Sebastian-Bach-Straße is one of the oldest continually running schools in the world founded in 1212. The boys of the famous St. Thomas Choir live and rehearse here. During 1723-1750 the composer J. S. Bach was the school Cantor as well as Director of Music in the principal churches in Leipzig. For Bachviertel take tram 1, 2 or 14 to the Marschnerstraße stop.
Located in Zentrum-West is Gottschedstraße one of Leipzig’s bar, restaurant and street cafes hot spots (take trams 1, 14 to the Gottschedstraße stop). We like the “Best of Nightlife Jamboree” bar with it’s varied but mostly local clientele, funny and friendly staff and outside tables. The streets around Gottschedstraße are also popular places to live.
With eight tramlines passing through Zentrum-West the Zentrum and other parts of Leipzig are very easily accessed. One of the nicest commutes in Leipzig is to bike or walk on the paths through Johanna park connecting the Zentrum and Zentrum-West. If you want to be close to Johanna and Clara Zetkin parks – by far the best parks in Leipzig – with good eating and entertainment options, good transport links and also right next door to the Zentrum, then check out Zentrum-West.
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