Discover Leipzig as a family! The city’s wide range of leisure activities make a holiday with children into a real pleasure. We’ve put together a list of the city’s best attractions, along with a few tips for guided tours. Get out there and discover Leipzig’s diversity!
Play areas in Leipzig
Leipzig is home to numerous indoor play areas. In good weather, you could also take the kids to an outdoor adventure playground. As many of the children’s playgrounds are in the city’s parks, a visit can be combined with playtime on the grassy meadows or a relaxed stroll. There’s no shortage of space for your little ones to let off steam.
Take the kids to explore the fascinating world of animals in one of Germany’s most beautiful zoos. Leipzig Zoo is home to some 850 species in habitats that recreate natural conditions. Six “theme worlds” allow visitors to meet animals from all around the globe. Take your loved ones on a voyage of discovery!
While Leipzig Zoo is home to a host of exotic animals, the Wildpark on the southern edge of the city is the place to see species native to Germany. The sprawling enclosures house deer, elk, lynxes and boars. A walk or guided tour through the Wildpark combines nature and the animal world, while offering lots of space for the kids to run around.
Puppet theatre is always a wonderful experience for little ones. The Sterntaler Puppentheater stages child-friendly productions performed with passion. The puppets interact with the audience to create a lively show that’s sure to thoroughly entertain children. The Theater der Jungen Welt is another venue that puts on shows for the entire family.
Not only is a visit to the Sachsen-Therme wellness centre enjoyable, it also provides pure relaxation. The impressive complex features massage, sauna and both indoor and outdoor pool facilities, as well as a separate children’s area. Waterfalls, fountains and waterslides make it the perfect place for a chilled-out day. If you need a snack, the centre’s restaurant serves delicious, healthy dishes.
This museum offers interactive exhibitions which deal with social issues, encouraging children to engage and get involved. The museum is mainly run by volunteers, meaning that the staff are highly dedicated to their roles. The museum’s café also includes a make-your-own pancake kitchen – so your budding chefs can hone their skills.
Bus tours of the city
When you arrive, the best thing to do is take a sightseeing tour of the city to get a quick overview. Most operators run a hop-on, hop-off system that makes seeing the big tourist attractions much easier. So, if any of the landmarks pique your interest, you can hop off at your leisure to take a closer look.
Are bus tours a little too boring for you? Why not jump into a Trabant, the cult car of former East Germany, to get around Leipzig? The convoy of “Trabis”, as they’re affectionately known, will be led through the city as you are given fascinating insights over the radio by the group leader. A unique experience you’ll want to tell everyone about.
This guided tour through Leipzig’s haunted, mysterious past presents a whole new side of the city. In the darkness of the evening tours, discover the dark secrets and gruesome legends of years gone by. The 90 minute tour takes in some murky places you’d fear to tread alone. Excellent entertainment that is sure to make your heart skip a beat.
Get out into the forest – and up into the trees! Located beside a lake on the city’s outskirts, Kletterpark Leipzig is an adventure course with over 100 obstacles. With a bit of courage and skill, anyone can be a master climber. Of course, visitor safety is the absolute top priority on the course. Take the whole family on an unforgettable outdoor adventure.
At 30.5m, Europe’s tallest indoor climbing wall – inside a former water tower – is a real highlight. And, of course, you can climb the building’s facade too, if you’d like. Soaring 40m upwards, if you manage to make the climb you’ll get a great view as a reward. There’s also a delightful restaurant with a sizeable beer garden where you can refuel and recover.
Bouldering requires all your strength, stamina and concentration. You’ll need them at the “Bloc No Limit” boulder hall, located near the Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). Alternatively, there’s the Kosmos boulder hall in the west of Leipzig. Both offer courses for beginners and more advanced boulderers. If you love to climb, this is the place to be!
Situated in Eastern Germany, Leipzig often takes visitors by surprise. The city of art and culture is home to plenty of tourist attractions, museums and events, and keenly supports its creative scene. It’s no surprise, then, that some people consider Leipzig a “new Berlin”. Maybe the time has come for you to pay this multi-faceted city a visit! Our Premier Inn Hotels are the perfect base from which to explore Leipzig.
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