Information on Leipzig
Leipzig is a city which never fails to impress visitors due to its openness and diversity. Countless parks provide a balance to the city's historical and architectural sights and various events pour life into the city all year round.
Leipzig New Lakeland
Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Theme park Belantis
Old Spinning factory
Tour by the spinning factory
Pubs mile "Drallewatsch"
gondola tour on White Elster river
"Leipzig to me is dear: Paris in miniature, how it refines its people!" Even in his day, the poet Goethe raved about the Saxon metropolis which fuses history with modernity. A whole host of facets flow into Leipzig's urban image, which is characterised by its long tradition of trade fairs, musical highlights such as Johann Sebastian Bach or Richard Wagner, the architectural distinctiveness of its courtyards and passages, and the events of the Peaceful Revolution in November 1989. The Gewandhaus concert hall, the Opera House and the Mendelssohn House are just some examples of other cultural highlights of a visit to Leipzig.
A visit to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations comes highly recommended for history lovers: an imposing construction commemorating the Battle of Nations which took place in 1813 near Leipzig. Climbing the 364 steps to the viewing platform rewards visitors with an impressive panorama view of the city and surrounding area.
Besides this, historical establishments have opened up to modernity, now uniting past and present in one. The spinning factory in the west of Leipzig used to be a factory for cotton yarn and is now used as a space for producing and displaying contemporary art. Students of the New Leipzig School, in particular Neo Rauch, played a substantial role in contributing to the popularity of the spinning factory.
Since being opened in 1878, Leipzig Zoo has also consistently evolved into one of the most varied zoos in terms of animal species in Europe. The different themed worlds which display various continental habitats are well worth seeing. In Gondwana land, the zoo's tropical house, a fascinating tour introduces you to the atmosphere and way of life of tropical animals.
Another highlight for active nature lovers is Leipzig New Lakeland. Over 20 new lakes have emerged from former open-cast mining pits, facilitating a wide range of water sports, events and family attractions. Whether you're after canoe or boat trips, concerts or festivals at the lake, or even spa or culinary delights – the nearby recreational area has something for everyone. The theme park Belantis also comes highly recommended for a family day out. Over 35 attractions spread across seven themed worlds ensure all kinds of fun and variety in Saxony's largest theme park.
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