Leipzig is a city of 605000 inhabitants located in the German state of Saxony, 170 km southwest of Berlin. First mentioned in 1015, it received market privileges in 1165. The university was founded in 1409 and as such is one of the oldest in Germany. In the Middle Ages and the Renessaince Leipzig thrived on trade, but was later heavily impacted during the 30 years war. The Battle of Nations took place around Leipzig in 1813, resulting in the defeat of the Napoleonic army.
Leipzig is not particularly known as a tourist destination, but nevertheless has a very nice and clean historic core. Practically the entire city centre was restored after the German reunification in 1991. The highlight is the market square with the old town hall. Johann Sebastian Bach lived from 1723 until his death in Leipzig.
How to get to Leipzig
There is an airport with flights to European leisure destinations and a train station. In addition it's possible to reach Leipzig by car or bus.
Accommodation
There are many hotels and otehr accomodation options in and near Leipzig, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Train station interior 02 Train station interior 03 Train station interior 04 Train station interior
05 Leipzig train station 06 Freedom wall graffiti 07 Pedestrian area 08 Nikolaikirchhof square
09 Nikolaikirchhof square 10 Nikolaikirchhof square 11 Augusteum of Leipzig university 12 Mende fountain
13 Flowers 14 Flowers 15 Flowers 16 Augusteum 17 Untimely contemporaries
18 Pedestrian area near Nikolaikirchhof 19 Nikolaikirchhof roof detail 20 House row on market square 21 Old town hall
22 Old town hall 23 Old town hall 24 Old town hall 25 Market square 26 Old town hall
27 Commerzbank building 28 St Thomas church 29 St Thomas church 30 Hofe am Bruhl mall and dandelion fountain 31 Hofe am Bruhl mall and dandelion fountain 32 St Thomas church
33 Old town hall 34 Market square 35 Old town hall 36 Bell tower of old town hall 37 Market square
38 Market square 39 Old town hall 40 Hain street pedestrian area 41 Hain street pedestrian area
42 Hofe am Bruhl mall 43 Dandelion fountain at night 44 Evangelical reformed church 45 Evangelical reformed church 46 Evangelical reformed church 47 St Thomas church
48 Statue of Johann Sebastian Bach 49 Statue of Johann Sebastian Bach 50 St Thomas church 51 View towards Grimmaische street pedestrian area 52 Market square 53 Reichshof building
54 House row on market square 55 Old Leipzig stock exchange 56 Old Leipzig stock exchange 57 Riquet house 58 Riquet house 59 St Nikolai church
60 Nikolaikirchhof 61 Bahnhofplatz 62 Train station 63 St Michael church 64 Battle of Nations monument
65 Battle of Nations monument 66 Battle of Nations monument 67 Battle of Nations monument 68 Battle of Nations monument 69 Battle of Nations monument
70 Battle of Nations monument 71 Battle of Nations monument interior 72 Battle of Nations monument statue 73 Battle of Nations monument interior 74 Battle of Nations monument cupola
75 Battle of Nations monument cupola 76 Panoramic view from Battle of Nations monument 77 Water tower
78 Panoramic view from Battle of Nations monument 79 Tourists on Battle of Nations monument 80 Tourists on Battle of Nations monument
81 Panoramic view from Battle of Nations monument 82 Battle of Nations monument 83 Battle of Nations monument 84 Mende fountain
85 Mende fountain 86 City Hochhaus 87 Kroch skyscraper with clock and bell 88 Nikolai church tower 89 Naschmarkt 90 Madler passage
91 Madler passage 92 Old town hall at night 93 St Thomas church 94 House row on market square 95 Mende fountain at night 96 City Hochhaus
Page viewed 287 times since 21.03.22
©Copyright Alfred Molon