23 Jan 10 Things to do in Leipzig/ Germany – experience the city like a local
Leipzig is probably the most up and coming city in Germany right now. Most of my close friends live in Leipzig and I have literally spent half of my life there. That´s why I feel so connected to the city. In order to skip the tourist traps and experience city and countryside like a local I put together a list of my Top 10 things to do and see in Leipzig:
1. Explore Leipzig New Lakeland
You won´t believe it but Leipzig has some parallels to Venice. The entire city is covered by a network of channels and rivers, which are connected to a huge lake area in the south. There are about 22 lakes in the area of Leipzig building up to a beautiful Lakeland area called Leipzig New Lakeland.
Here you can find out more about Leipzig New Lakeland. Don´t miss out on watching my vlog!
2. Chill and mingle with locals at the “Sachsenbrücke” in summertime
Sachsenbrücke is a bridge in Leipzig, which is a local hotspot. Especially in summertime you will find many locals hanging out there, chilling, dancing, playing music and just having a good time. You can find the bridge in Clara-Zetkin-Park.
3. Dance your feet off at one of the various festivals in the area of Leipzig
Leipzig hosts many of amazing festival for instance: Th!nk?, Pow Wow, Melt, Highfield, Zilp Zalp, Summer Inspiration.
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Dance your feet off at one of the various summer festivals in the area of Leipzig. One of my favorite ones is "Th!nk?" and it happens every year at Lake Cospuden. Find my BRAND NEW POST AND VLOG of: TOP 10 things to do to experience Leipzig like a local: link in navigation #onclaudi9 #lieblingsleipzig #germany #deutschland #leipzig #leipzigtravel #leipglo #sachsen #europe #leipzigram #leipzigcity #leipziger #leipziglove #lieblingsleipzig #leipzigtravel #localsknow #meetlocals #localspots #localstyle #instafood #travellikealocal #localadvice #lakecospuden #festival #summer #culture #thinkfestival #cospudenersee #leipzigneuseenland #leipzignewlakeland
4. Party in one of the oldest clubs in Germany: Distillery
Leipzig has plenty of clubs but the city is also home to one of Germany’s oldest techno clubs called: Distillery. Besides that it is the oldest techno club in East Germany.
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5. Try one of the specialities of Leipzig: Leipziger Lerche and Gose beer
The way to your heart goes through your stomach. Leipziger Lerche is one of my favorite pastries. You can find it in almost every bakery in Leipzig and you have to give it a try. For those who rather enjoy a cool beer, you have to try Gose beeer. In the 19 th century this beer speciality was the most consumed beer in Leipzig. Today you can taste it in the Bayerische Bahnhof of Leipzig.
6. Visit one of the various Galleries in Leipzig
Leipzig has turned into a playground for young creatives and it is a paradise for art lovers. In Leipzig you can find many old industrial buildings which were renovated and transformed into astonishingly impressive work and exhibition spaces. Really good examples are:
- Alte Spinnerei
- Werk II
- Tapetenwerk Leipzig
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Tapetenwerk, which is located in the neighbourhood of Linderthal is an old factory building that has been renovated and turned into office and work space for young creatives and entrepreneurs. I was fascinated by the creativity of the tenants which covers the entire complex. One more recommendation: go to Tapetenwerk for lunch. The food in the cantine is super yummi. 🙂 Find my BRAND NEW POST AND VLOG of: TOP 10 things to do to experience Leipzig like a local: link in navigation #onclaudi9 #lieblingsleipzig #germany #deutschland #leipzig #leipzigtravel #leipglo #sachsen #europe #leipzigram #leipzigcity #leipziger #leipziglove #lieblingsleipzig #leipzigtravel #localsknow #meetlocals #localspots #localstyle #instafood #travellikealocal #localadvice #tapetenwerk #art #culture #yummi #creative
7. Relax at “Clara-Zetkin-Park”
“Clara-Zetkin-Park” is the green lung of Leipzig and the perfect spot to chill and relax. In summertime you will find many families, couples or friends hanging out there. The park is also a great venue for events.
8. Hang out for one evening in “Karl-Heine-Street”
“Karl-Heine-Street” is the main street of the neighborhood of Plagwitz/Schleußig and one of the upcoming streets in Leipzig. It is home to lots of local pubs, bars, trendy shops and restaurants. Find my recommendation of clubs, bars and restaurants in Karl-Heine-Street here.
9. Hang out for one evening at “Karli” (Karl-Liebknecht-Street)
“Karl Liebknecht Street” or “Karli” as locals refer to it, pulls thousands of locals into their bars and event locations every weekend. Here you find more information about the most vibrant street in Leipzig.
10. Go on a boat tour and explore the waterways and canals of Leipzig
One of my favorite things to do is going on a boat tour.
Here you can watch my vlog of a boat tour in Leipzig:
Keen to find more information on the above-mentioned things?
My Ultimate Guide for Leipzig and my Leipzig vlog you are going to find here.
More information about the city itself, event and festivals you are going to find at: “I love Leipzig”.
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