Leipzig is, with a population of approx. 600,000 inhabitants, the biggest city in the state of Saxony, and is located in East Germany. The city also has the famous nickname “Hypezig” which was assigned because of affordable living costs, its lively art scene, breezy nightlife, and astonishing nature that in combination is particularly attractive for a younger generation. We have more bridges (427) than Venice (400) because three rivers pass through the city: Parthe, Pleiße, and White Elster.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a famous citizen of Leipzig (musical director and choirmaster) and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote “Faust” here and called the city “Little Paris”. To put it in a nutshell: there is much to explore in our home city.
No matter what your interests are, Leipzig offers you a wide range of possibilities: Leipzig is home to famous and historic sights, such as the Monument to the Battle of the Nations or the city skyscraper "Wisdom Tooth". In addition to the exciting city life, it also has a lot of nature and peaceful places to relax. Everywhere in the city, there are idyllic parks and lakes to take time out. Our Central Station is the largest in Europe by floor space and is, as a terminus station, well connected to the Deutsche Bahn route network.
Night owls also get their money's worth, whether in quaint pubs or fancy nightclubs. If you want, we organize a small city tour for you and reveal insider tips and other facts about our city. In addition, Leipzig is a real trade fair city and hosts, among other things, the second largest book fair in Germany, which is a must for bookworms.
In terms of events, Leipzig loves diversity and hosts the world's largest Goth festival at Whitsun. About 25,000 black-dressed cybergoths, metalheads, steampunks, neo-Victorians, and others attend 170+ live concerts and cultural events together. You don't have to wear it, to love it!