Leipzig City Guide
Leipzig is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany, and is situated at the confluence of the rivers Pleiße, White Elster and Parthe.
Leipzig’s centre is a large market square, which is surrounded by a number of hotels. The eastern side of the square is dominated by the Altes Rathaus (old town hall, built in 1556), which houses a museum of the city's history. We recommend you to pay a visit to the museum during your stay in a hotel in Leipzig.
Leipzig’s hotels are located near Barthels Hof, the city’s oldest preserved fair building. Only a few steps away from your hotel you will find the Coffee Baum, one of Europe’s oldest coffeehouses. The church Thomaskirche, Leipzig’s ecclesial centre, contains composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s grave. We recommend you to see a concert by world-famous Thomaner choir during your stay in a Leipzig hotel.
It will only be a short trip from your hotel to Mädler Passage, Leipzig’s beautiful shopping promenade. You may stop off at the restaurant Auerbachs Keller, which has become famous due to its appearance in writer Goethe’s work “Faust”.
If you are staying in a hotel in the south of Leipzig’s historic city, you will notice the imposing Völkerschlachtdenkmal monument celebrating the centenary of the Battle of the Nations, which ended Napoleon's run of conquest in Europe. After climbing up the 500 stairs of the monument, you will have a tremendous view over Leipzig with all its hotels and sights. Leipzig’s hotels are located near the forest Auewald, a popular nearby recreational area.
Leipzig is traversed by a well-organised network of trams, suburban trains and busses. During Leipzig’s book fair, the fair Auto International and the Games convention the city’s hotels will frequently be fully booked. Leipzig’s economical life is characterised by the surface mining supplier TAKRAF, the machine-building enterprise Kirow and branch offices of Porsche, BMW and Siemens.
Total population: 510,274 (December 2007)
Postal codes: 04003 - 358