Start your stay in Leipzig, Germany with local cuisine, such as a plate of Leipziger Allerlei vegetables or a gyro-like döner kebap from a street vendor. Then grab a few Leipziger lerche pastries to bring to your hotel room.
Leipzig is a historically musical city, being the birthplace of Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn. The St. Thomas’ Boys Choir and 250+-year-old Gewandhaus Orchestra still carry on this musical tradition today. Visit Thomaskirche, home of an organ played by Bach, or tour Schumann’s and Mendelssohn’s beautifully preserved homes.
There are also numerous museums in Leipzig. Our accommodations are convenient to the City Museum in Old City Hall, as well as the thought-provoking Cold War exhibits at the Stasi Museum. Seek out the Waldstrassenviertel district’s Wilhelminian architecture or wander the beautiful Auenwald Floodplain Forest on foot, bike, or horseback.
Then savor a coffee at Zum Abrabischen Coffee Baum, the oldest surviving coffee house and restaurant in Europe––and don’t miss the upstairs museum! Peruse the shops at Central Station after a tour of Leipzig’s Museum of Fine Arts and Gallery of Contemporary Art. The Spinnerei galleries, which display New Leipzig School artists, offer more modern works. Be sure to experience Drallewatsch’s nightlife before returning to your Leipzig hotel.