When to Visit - Arts and Events
Each February the Leipzig Spring Fashion Fair, or Modemesse Leipzig (Fruhjahr), attracts around 700 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors to an international showcase of the latest fashion trends. In a city with so many publishing houses it is not surprizing that Leipzig hosts a huge annual Book Fair (Buchmesse) in late March, attracting buyers and enthusiasts from all over the world.
In July the annual Bach Festival celebrates the life and work of the composer with a stunning selection of events and recitals of Classical, Choral, Chamber and Baroque music. In contrast, the four-week September Jazz Festival brings together a varied programme of jazz for musicians and enthusiasts. From the end of November until just before Christmas, the Leipzig Christmas Market offers entertainment, exhibitions, demonstrations, food and drink and the opportunity to buy gifts from the many beautifully decorated stalls. Whilst between December 1st and 24th, the Advent Event Calendar in the Sachsenplatz provides a wonderful and visually stunning array of music, street theatre and other seasonally festive events.
Leipzig is a wonderful place to dine. A number of the coffee houses and restaurants date back centuries and it is an extraordinary feeling to sit at a table that may once have been occupied by Napoleon, Franz Liszt or Robert Schumann or where Goethe set Part One of ‘Faust'. Traditional Saxon cuisine features fresh wholesome ingredients such as beef, sausage and seasonal vegetables; asparagus is extremely popular. Local specialities include Leipziger Allerlei (ragout of vegetables with morels and crayfish), Krautwickel (cabbage rolls filled with minced meat), Harzer Wurzelfleisch (beef stew with vegetables), Bordeländer Gemüseschüssel (vegetables au gratin) and Zerbster Spargelrollen (asparagus).
Leipzig Tipping Advice
Hotel bills include a service charge, however it is customary to tip porters two DM per bag and to leave that amount each day for room cleaning staff. Restaurants add a service charge (Bedienung) and tax (MWST) to their bills, but it is usual to give around five per cent (or a couple of marks) to the waiter or waitress on leaving. Taxi drivers will automatically charge 50 pfennigs extra for each piece of luggage and expect the fare to be rounded up to the nearest mark.
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Ernst-Meier-Strasse 1, Leipzig, 04249, Germany
Complimentary full american breakfast; restaurant with bar; garden restaurant; laundry service; conference facilities for up to 65 persons; elevator; fishing and tennis facilities within 15 kilometers; free outdoor parking. Children under the age of 12 stay free when accompanied...
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Kurt Schumacher Str. 3 LEIPZIG 04105 GERMANY
Full Business center - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Total meeting space: 32 m'. Theater style capacity: 1 to 20 persons. Reception style capacity: 1 to 15 persons. Banquet style capacity: 1 to 20 persons. Telephone, 220 V electrical outlets, natural daylight, airconditioning,...
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Salzhandelsstrabe 2 Leipzig D-04158 Germany
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Gutenbergplatz 1-5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Hotel IntroductionLocated on the top floors of the Am Gutenbergplatz business center, close to the city center and only 10 min from the Gewandhaus concert hall. The hotel offers 122 spacious, air-conditioned rooms, meeting rooms and a breakfast restaurant...
Stephanstrasse 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Hotel IntroductionJust a short stroll to the city centre, the elegant new building of Mercure Leipzig Johannisplatz is in a quiet area and features 174 rooms. Our modern hotel is the gateway for all your activities in the busy metropolis of Saxony. All... more
Fuggerstrasse 2, D-04158 Leipzig,
DescriptionOur hotel offers the ideal setting for your next event, meeting or seminar. 15 functions rooms have floor space from 30 to 320 m² for up to 300 people, are fully air-conditioned, sound proofed and equipped with modern technology. All conference... more
Goethestrasse 11, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Hotel IntroductionIn the centre of the historical city of Leipzig, we offer 200 air-conditioned rooms and 9 meeting rooms. The hotel is located opposite the main train station, 0.2 km from the opera and the Gewandhaus concert hall, 8 km from the fair ground... more
Bruehl 69, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Hotel IntroductionLocated in the city center, 5 min. from the main station and 20 km from the airport. Theatre and opera are nearby. The hotel offers 126 rooms (44 non-smoking and 4 disabled rooms). Light snacks are served 24hrs in our bar featuring a terrace.... more