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Highlights in Leipzig region
- Elegant districts from the Wilhelminian period
- Market Place and Town Hall in the Old Town
- Excursions to Fockeberg and the Rosental lookout tower in the Leipzig floodplain forest
- Leipzig Zoo with tropical house and African savannah
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Apartments in Leipzig and surroundings
In Leipzig, in the middle of the historic centre worth seeing, you are offered some elegant city apartments, which you can use as a starting point for cultural activities. In addition, some apartments in the residential districts of the city offer you a quiet green area and the best accessibility to the surrounding excursion destinations. If you want a bit more peace and quiet during your holiday, then a vacation rental in the vicinity of Leipzig is a good choice, for example in the south, where a lake landscape with 17 lakes, the so-called Neuseenland, awaits you.
Holidays in Leipzig and surroundings
Location and orientation
The city of Leipzig, with around 590,000 inhabitants, is located in the Free State of Saxony and is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany. The city lies in the centre of Leipzig's lowland bay and is crossed by the rivers Pleiße, Parthe and Weiße Elster. The landscape of the town is also characterised by a large floodplain forest area. The surroundings of Leipzig, on the other hand, are rather poor in forests.
Around 900 the region of Leipzig was still a small fishing village founded by Slavs.
Top 3 travel tips
In Leipzig there are some elegant quarters with buildings from the Wilhelminian period in addition to the worth seeing old town. In the centre, however, you should visit the market square and the Old Town Hall in Renaissance style. It houses the City History Museum, which has an interesting exhibition on the subject.2. Hike to the beautiful vantage points
Take an excursion to the Fockeberg mountain, which offers wonderful views of the city centre and the Leipzig alluvial forest. The asphalted road there is lined with unique sculptures. Another excursion destination is the 20-metre-high Rosental lookout tower in the floodplain forest.3. Visit one of the most visited zoos in Germany
Leipzig Zoo is a recommended destination for families with children. It houses numerous exotic animals as well as a tropical hall. From the zoo window on the Great Rose Valley Meadow, you can also take a free look at the "African savannah", where giraffes, zebras and antelopes graze.