10 Things to do to experience Leipzig like a local

This is at Tapetenwerk in Leipzig Lindenthal an old factory building that has been renovated and turned into office and work space for young creatives and entrepreneurs.

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

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. 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

(for instance: Th!nk?, Pow Wow, Melt, Highfield, Zilp Zalp, Summer Inspiration)

4. Party in one of the oldest clubs in Germany: Distillery

5. Try one of the specialities of Leipzig: Leipziger Lerche and Gosebeer

This is one of the specialities of Leipzig: Leipziger Lerche

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
  • Westwerk
  • Werk II
  • Tapetenwerk Leipzig

7. Relax at “Clara-Zetkin-Park”

 “Clara-Zetkin-Park” is the green lung of Leipzig and the perfect spot to chill and relax.

This is Clara-Zetkin-Park, which is the green lung of Leipzig with its trendy “Sachsenbrücke” (a meeting point) is located in that neighbourhood as well. If you enjoy chilling, relaxing, singing and mingling with “Leipziger” – this is the perfect spot for you.

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.

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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.

10. Go on a boat tour and explore the waterways and canals of Leipzig

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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This is Lake Störmthal in Leipzig.

As usual, all opinions are my own.

Have you been to Leipzig? What was your favorite activity? Let me know in the comments.

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CATEGORY: Europe, Germany

Claudia Bartsch

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