My Top Ten Leipzig Attractions And Essential Experiences

Leipzig is a city with a proud musical and historical legacy. You will not be disappointed in the amount of attractions to see and do here.

The following list is my personal Top 10 — it is Leipzig in a nutshell…

1. Experiencing St. Thomas’s Church

This Leipzig attraction cannot be missed. You can visit to hear a musical performance by its famous choir. Or maybe you want to catch a glimpse of the sarcophagus of its most famous cantor Johannes Sebastian Bach. Or you’d simply like to be in the same place as such German luminaries as Richard Wagner and Martin Luther once were.

In short, St. Thomas’s Church should be sightseeing stop number one on your Leipzig to-do list.

2. Remembering The Victims Of War At Völkerschlachtdenkmal

This 90 meter high memorial to the dead soldiers of a war with Napoleon has transformed itself into a monument celebrating peace in modern Europe.

3. Taking A Trip To The Bach Museum

As the hometown hero of Leipzig, you cannot escape J.S. Bach’s presence in this city. Learn more about the man, his music and experiences with a visit to his museum.

4. Dining With The Devil At Auerbachs Keller

As the site of the famous scene from Faust when the eponymous title character has a fateful dinner with none other than Mephistopheles, the Auerbachs Keller restaurant has become a must-see Leipzig attraction.

5. Playing Water Sports In The Markkleeberger See

Once the open pit of a coal mine, Markkleeberger See is now the place to go for water sports. This artificial lake has become a popular with tourists after its renovation in 2006.

6. Bar-Hopping In The Drallewatsch Pub District

This Leipzig attraction boasts over 30 bars and is the center of night life in the city.

7. Visiting Leipzig’s “Zoo Of The Future”

Leipzig’s zoo has a great reputation for the natural habitats in which its animals live. Come see the giraffes, oryx, zebras and lions for yourself during your time here.

8. Attending The Second Largest Book Fair In Germany

The Leipzig Book Fair is one of the biggest annual events. This Leipzig attraction brings scores of bookworms to the town each year in search of the newest classics.

9. Strolling Through The Auenwald Forest

As one of Leipzig’s attractions, this beautiful garden and park is the perfect place to go to experience some nature.

10. Checking Out The Offerings Of A Summer Farmer’s Market

Leipzig has new events going on all year round. One favorite is the farmer’s market that takes place each summer. Be sure to sample some of the delicious fresh fruits and veggies.

 

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