Culture-lovers and families alike will love visiting Leipzig. Home to historic landmarks like the Oper Leipzig and modern marvels like Leipzig University, this stunning city in Saxony is an exciting mix of old and new. Go sightseeing at attractions like the Nikolaikirche and the Monument to the Battle of Nations, before enjoying fun days out in Saxony at Leipzig Zoo or Belantis theme park! Plus, our great-value Premier Inn hotels in Leipzig will help you get the most out of your holidays in Germany.
Hotels in Leipzig
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Things to do in Leipzig
Visit historical landmarks
History-buffs will have plenty to discover throughout their stay. Visiting the Old Town Hall in the city’s famous Market Place should be right at the top of your list of things to do in Leipzig, before exploring the Nikolaikirche and Thomaskirche, where legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach is buried. Plus, city breaks in Saxony wouldn’t be complete without seeing the iconic Monument to the Battle of the Nations. Often called the "Völki" by locals from its full German name Völkerschlachtdenkmal, this famous landmark was completed in 1913 – exactly one hundred years after the battle itself – and is visited by roughly 300,000 people each year.
Enjoy fun days out
Thanks to the city’s mix of historic and modern attractions, you can enjoy the best of both worlds on days out in Leipzig! Couples will love seeing live shows at the Gewandhaus concert hall or souvenir shopping at the popular Höfe am Brühl mall, while families won’t want to miss meeting the animals at Leipzig Zoo near our Premier Inn Leipzig City Hahnekamm hotel. Belantis is unmissable too – this huge theme park is home to roller coasters and amusements for all ages!
Dive into local culture
A vibrant hub of music and art, Leipzig is one of the best cities in Germany for culture-lovers to visit. From modern art installations to 15th century paintings, a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig is a must for art-lovers, as well as the popular GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts. As the birthplace of famous composers such as Bach, Schumann and Wagner, music is one of the most important parts of Saxony’s culture – there’s even a Leipzig Music Trail you can follow to discover more about these legendary musicians!
What are the nearest train stations in Leipzig?
You’ll find Leipzig Central Station – or the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof as it’s known in German – in the heart of the city centre, just a 15-minute walk from the Augustusplatz, and a 10-minute walk from our Premier Inn Leipzig City Hahnekamm hotel and our Premier Inn Leipzig City Oper hotel. Thanks to the city’s extensive public transport systems, hopping on a tram, bus or S-Bahn is a great way of getting around Leipzig!
What are the best places to eat in Leipzig?
Wondering what food Leipzig is famous for? You’ll be spoilt for choice at mealtimes! Dining out in Saxony is a treat for foodies – try a classic beef dish like Sauerbraten or regional delicacies like a Leipziger Lerche pastry before treating yourself to a Gose, one of the most popular beers in Leipzig! Plus, if you’re looking for great places to eat breakfast in Leipzig, look no further than our Saxony hotels for great-value grub.
What are the best things to do in Leipzig at night?
You’ll find all kinds of fun things to do in Saxony in the evenings. Leipzig nightlife has plenty to please thanks to the city’s clubs and bars, while Haus Auensee and the Red Bull Arena Leipzig are two of the most popular venues for live Saxony events! Alternatively, you could always head to the bar at one of our hotels in Leipzig for a quiet drink or two.
What family friendly activities can you do in Leipzig?
Days out in Leipzig have something to keep the whole family entertained on Germany city breaks. Leipzig Zoo is ranked as the best zoo in Germany – and with over 800 species and a huge indoor rainforest, it’s easy to see why! The exciting Belantis theme park is another popular place to visit in Saxony, and an unmissable spot for thrill-seekers. If you’re looking for something different, why not see the latest exhibition at the incredible Leipzig Panometer?
What outdoor activities can you do in Leipzig?
Good news for walkers – a lot of sightseeing in Leipzig can be done on foot! Saxony walking tours are an ideal way to see top attractions while enjoying the great outdoors, or why not hire a bike and cycle around the city? Picturesque parks in Leipzig like the Botanischer Garten and Clara-Zetkin Park are great spots for laid-back afternoons, and a canal sightseeing cruise might just be the perfect way to wrap up romantic breaks in Germany!
What indoor activities can you do in Leipzig?
Whatever the weather in Leipzig, you won’t run out of things to do throughout your stay! The city is home to some of the most popular museums in Saxony, and art-lovers won’t want to miss out on galleries like the GRASSI Complex and the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig. Plus, whether you’re looking for bargain buys or souvenirs, malls like Höfe am Brühl and Mädler-Passage are ideal when you fancy shopping in Germany. Plus, if you’re visiting Saxony in the spring, bookworms won’t want to miss out on the incredible Leipzig Book Fair, where literature lovers can come together and meet popular authors at the Leipzig Trade Fairground.