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Visiting Leipzig

Stroll the civilized streets of Leipzig and stop at St. Thomas Church, where none other than Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor. Then visit the largest monument in Europe, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal—try saying that three times fast!

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Stroll the civilized streets of Leipzig and stop at St. Thomas Church, where none other than Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor. Then visit the largest monument in Europe, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal—try saying that three times fast!

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Leipzig. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Leipzig flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Leipzig

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An ideal blend of old and new

Written by marif on 25 Oct, 2004

Leipzig's Old Town is a unique historical area of beautifully restored 19th-century architecture, medieval courtyards, arcades and churches while the surrounding modern metropolis is an assortment of exciting activity venues that provide a variety of opera music, open-air concerts, theatrical performances and entertainment festivals. The…Read More


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Clean White Streak of ICE: Train to Leipzig

Written by kjlouden on 04 Jun, 2003

One can’t go wrong with the ICE or Inter-City Express trains that link not only major cities, but most cities in Germany. They are smooth speed demons leaning into the wind on mountain curves, and at 180 kilometers/hr., they lap up the miles fast! Our sleek…Read More


Riding the Streetcar

Written by camera-gal on 04 Apr, 2001

When I visited Leipzig, I went with a group of high school students who lived in a small city south of Dresden. We hopped aboard the streetcar to make our way towards the Zoo. I had always heard about how stinky and smelly Germans as well…Read More


The Bach Museum

Written by Judy on 26 Dec, 2000

Opened in 1985, this museum is located in a Baroque town house near the School of St. Thomas. The exhibition covers the period that Bach spent in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750. You'll see the furniture and musical instruments of this period. Original manuscripts…Read More


Central Railway Station

Written by camera-gal on 19 Nov, 2000

Walking through downtown Leipzig, you're certain to pass the rail station. It's huge and impressive. Magnificent architecture. It's the largest dead-end station in Europe. This means that it's the largest railroad station where the cars end, not continuing to other stations.…Read More


Museum of Musical Instruments

Written by Judy on 26 Dec, 2000

Leipzig University is the site of this wonderful museum. You'll see about 800 instruments (they own 4000) on display showing the craftsmanship and artistry of instrument makers in Europe since the 16th Century. It's a wonderful mix of old and precious instruments along…Read More


Leipzig Card

Written by Judy on 03 Sep, 2003

If you are in Leipzig for several days, I would certainly recommend that you purchase a "Leipzig Card" at the Tourist Information Center. For 19 euros, you get unlimited travel on the straßenbahn for three days, discounts on many attractions, etc. We found…Read More


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