Off the beaten path: Leipzig at its finest
Historical yet hip, creative, and urban, Leipzig is known as the “Second Berlin” – a nickname that reflects its cultural and economic importance.
If you’re looking for brilliant reasons to visit, keep reading to find out more about Leipzig off the beaten path!
Learn how you can immerse yourself in an abundance of cultural, foodie, and other experiences.
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Explore Leipzig at a leisurely pace
If you’re in the German capital this summer, make sure you spend some time in Leipzig. The journey by train takes less than 2 hours, making it oh-so-doable if you want to enjoy a few days exploring this incredible city.
Consider joining a walking tour that will take you past some of the city’s most famous landmarks or see it from a different angle by hiring a canoe and exploring the canals.
Soak up the atmosphere of the bohemian Plagwitz district or enjoy a hands-on experience at the Museum of Printing Arts.
When you’re in need of sustenance, you’ll find an array of cafes, bistros, and restaurants to choose from.
Experience Leipzig off the beaten path
If you want to see the city at its finest, you’ll need to see Leipzig off the beaten path.
You’d be missing out if you didn’t take the chance to indulge in a few of the city’s culinary offerings. Let your taste buds do some exploring at eateries on Gottschedstraße, head to a historical restaurant such as Zills Tunnel, or let the incredible Ratskeller.
Feed your mind as well as your body while you’re in town. Take in an indie or art film at an alternative cinema such as Passage Kino or view an exhibition or even participate in an arty workshop at factory-turned-trendy culture hub, Werk 2.
After your time at Werk 2, be sure to explore the eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars, and other elements that make Connewitz one of the most intriguing neighbourhoods in Leipzig.
For a glimpse into a fascinating but creepy period in the city’s history, head to the Museum In Der Runden Ecke. The graceful, rounded corner of the building once was the office of the Stasi or the secret police in what was East Germany. It’s now a museum of the Stasi’s gear and equipment.
Hang out with locals in Leipzig
One of the most artistic cities in Germany’s a great place for a weekend break in summer.
Spending a long evening eating and drinking with locals on Karl-Liebknecht Street is among the best things to see and do in Leipzig. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and an ice-cream at the Sachsenbrücke, a popular spot with locals.
Watch a performance art evening show at Galerie Kub, or attend one of the many festivals, concerts, or other events set to take place in the warmer months.
Fall in love with Leipzig
When you see Leipzig off the beaten path, you’re bound to fall in love with its many charms.
Put yourself on a path to discovery by booking your getaway to the city today!