Popular Accommodations in Leipzig
Highlights in Leipzig
- German Book and Writing Museum
- Gohliser Castle
- Zoological Garden Leipzig
- Composer houses
- Beer and liqueur speciality "Umbrella
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Vacation rentals in Leipzig
Leipzig has a well-preserved old town, in which also some apartments are offered. If you are looking for a vacation rental that is close to nature, it is best to look north of the centre, where the Leipzig Zoo and the floodplain forest are located. In the south you will find holiday apartments near the Elster and Pleiße Auewald forests and the Lößnig-Dölitz recreation park. The west of Leipzig has some vacation rentals to offer not far from the Kulkwitzer lake.The right holiday accommodation for every need
In the city of 561,000 inhabitants, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right holiday accommodation. Because in the entire urban area a large selection is offered to you, from private rooms, over fully equipped vacation homes up to pretty holiday houses in green quiet situation. There are also some elegant city apartments from which you can quickly reach the city's most important museums.Pay attention to the equipment
When searching for a holiday home, use the possibility to sort the offers according to special features. Despite the city location, you can find some accommodations in Leipzig with terrace, balcony or even your own garden. If you arrive by car, an apartment with included parking space is highly recommended.
Vacation in Leipzig
Location and orientation
The city of Leipzig is located in the Free State of Saxony, about 32 kilometres from the city of Halle (Saale) in Saxony-Anhalt. From Dresden you need about one and a half hours by car to get to Leipzig. The district of Nordsachsen borders on the city centre in the north. Then it's about 190 kilometers to Berlin.Branched river landscapes in the middle of Leipzig
Leipzig lies at the confluence of the Pleiße, Parthe and Weiße Elster rivers, which have a decisive influence on the cityscape and form the so-called Leipziger Gewässerknoten. For this reason there is a large alluvial forest area along the rivers, which over the centuries has still preserved a rare flora and fauna and in Europe represents a rare example of the combination of alluvial forest and urban area. Since lignite was mined around Leipzig in the past, there are now numerous lakes in the surrounding area which are used as recreational areas by residents and visitors alike.View the city from above
There are also a few surveys in Leipzig. The city's mountains include the 163 metre high Galgenberg and the Monarch's Hill with 159 metres of altitude. In addition, the Seehausen, the Liebertwolkwitz and the Fockeberg are among the city elevations that offer fantastic views.
Some of the inhabitants of Leipzig still speak the Easterland dialect. An example of the use of language is the song "Sing, mei Sachse, sing" by cabaret artist Jürgen Hart.
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Despite its urban location, you can also use the surroundings of Leipzig for hiking or cycling. For the city in Saxony is the crossroads or end point of famous routes, such as the road of brown coal, the Luther Trail, the Elster Cycle Trail or the Berlin-Leipzig Cycle Trail.Tasting the delicacies of the river
Local specialities include crayfish at the top of the menu, combined with crab butter and bread dumplings. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the lark was a popular ingredient for pies. Today, the Leipziger Lerche is a short pastry filled with marzipan, which was developed by a baker after the ban on hunting singing birds. Also try the beer speciality Gose and the caraway liqueur Leipziger Allasch. These drinks are often mixed together and served as so-called "umbrellas".The city of music steeped in history
Numerous musicians and composers once lived in Leizpig. The houses in which they lived and worked have been opened to the public. Visit the Bach Museum in the Bosehaus and the Bach Archive Leipzig at Thomaskirchhof. You can get an impression of how musicians lived and composed in the past in Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's house where he lived and died. Also worth seeing are the Schumann House, the birthplace of Richard Wagner and the homes of Erwin Schulhoff and Gustav Mahler.
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The prosperous fair and university city has a large number of outstanding collections ready for you. These include the German Book and Writing Museum, which is the world's oldest specialist museum on writing, book and paper culture. In keeping with the theme, you can also visit the Museum für Druckkunst and the Literaturhaus Leipzig. Furthermore, for those interested in culture, it is worth making a detour to the Museum of Antiquities, the Egyptian Museum or the City History Museum in the Old Town Hall.2. Walk to the Rococo Summer Palace
The Gohliser Schlösschen is a building from 1756, which was built by the merchant Johann Caspar Richter. Due to the interior painting, the architecture and the orangery wings, this palace is regarded as a model building of Saxon rococo architecture. Visit the castle or visit one of the exhibitions, concerts or theatrical performances that are regularly held in the midst of a historic ambience.3. The gallery centre of the city
The former cotton spinning mill of Leipzig is used today as an important centre for art and culture. Every year it attracts thousands of visitors to visit the galleries, the workshops of jewellers and fashion designers, the "Residenz" theatre and the LURU cinema. The cotton spinning mill is also home to an international dance and choreography centre and a printing plant.4. The national monument at a place steeped in history
An important sight of Leipzig is the Völkerschlachtdenkmal, which was inaugurated in 1913. It still reminds today of a historical event that took place at the site of the monument. This is where the Battle of the Nations of the allied armies of Prussia, Russia, Sweden and Austria against Napoleon's troops took place in October 1813, ending victoriously for the allies. The construction of the 91 metre high national monument took 15 years. Over 364 steps you reach a viewing platform from which you can enjoy the panoramic view over the city.5. Make a detour to the zoo
The Leipzig Zoological Garden is located northwest of the old town and accommodates around 900 animal species on 26 hectares. Due to the numerous historical buildings in the garden, the zoo is one of the most traditional in Germany. You can also admire some rare animals such as okapis, Baikal seals, musk oxen and sepic monitors. European animals such as red deer, roe deer, fallow deer and mouflon as well as wolves, wild cats and raccoons can be found in the Leipzig Game Park in the south of the city.