For leisure hours, Leipzig offers an enormous wealth of cultural, gastronomic and recreational activities.
In the attractive city, more than 1,200 restaurants, pubs and cafés invite you to have a good meal and to relax. Cinemas and clubs can also be found in the city center. Visiting a concert at the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra or St. Thomas’ Church, the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked, is an experience as unforgettable as immersing yourself in the youthful trendy districts with their graffiti, pop-up stores, hip bars and alternative art projects.
With over 120 hectares of woodland and parks, golf courses, rivers, canals and lakes, Leipzig offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. Other popular spots ideal for exploring the city are the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, the Waldstraßenviertel as the largest preserved Wilhelminian style district in Europe, the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst as the cradle of the Leipzig School of painting, and St. Nicholas Church as a symbol of the Peaceful Revolution.