Dubbed "the new Berlin", Leipzig moves to its own beat in the German state of Saxony. Like the capital, it lures in cool creative types, with its funky offerings and rich musical heritage, boasting connections to Mendelssohn, Wagner and Bach – the latter of which has his very own museum.

The city's historical core is encrusted with Renaissance monuments and centers on the Marktplatz, a cafe culture hotspot that's home to the picturesque old town hall. The city's more modern face has lots to offer city breakers too: from a buzzing festival calendar and tantalizing restaurants, to an uber-cool underground arts scene and hipster-fueled nightlife.

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  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Leipzig

    This guide to the best places to go shopping in Leipzig includes some of the most popular malls and trendiest districts in the city. The German city offers a variety of shopping experiences, with a combination of commercial malls, local markets and bustling public squares and streets. Most of Leipzig's best shopping destinations are conveniently located within the city centre. From...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Leipzig

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Leipzig

    This guide to the best things to do after dinner in Leipzig helps you experience the incredible nightlife of the German city. There are numerous streets and districts to head to after sunset, including Marktplatz, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße and Barfussgässchen. These hot spots are where you’ll find many of the city’s best nightclubs, bars, and taverns. If you’re looking for a different nightlife...

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