Music, culture, architecture, street markets, canals and a lively bar and restaurant scene - Leipzig holidays have a lot to offer. Located just an hour south of Berlin, the city of Leipzig is packed with lots of things to see and experience, making it an ideal destination for a city break. Augustusplatz, the heart of this compact city, is surrounded by Baroque style buildings and a maze of cobblestone lanes, wide pedestrianised zones, courtyards and passages. Leipzig?s musical heritage comes to life with a stroll around the Bach Museum or a visit to St Thomas Church or the Mendelssohn House. Art lovers will delight in the Spinnerei, once a cotton mill, now a thriving artist community with galleries and artist workshops. Follow Leipzig?s map of canals from the inner city harbour to either Lake Cospuden or Leipzig New Lakeland recreation area. Evenings are sorted with no less than 1400 bars and restaurants to choose from including 400 with alfresco seating. Winter weather sets the festive scene for the Leipzig Christmas Market, home to over 260 gift-laden stalls. All of this is under a two hour flight away from the UK, making holidays to Leipzig perfect for short breaks and long weekends.
You'll be spoilt for choice of things to see and do during a holiday in Leipzig. Experience the Amazonian rainforest at the Asis Panometer, housed in a former gasometer, it offers 360 degree panoramic views. Visit the flora and fauna at the Botanic Garden Leipzig. Leipzig Zoo is a Mecca for animal lovers with highlights including Pongoland and the new Gondwana Land. Shop til you drop amongst the boutiques and specialist shops in the famous Madler Passage. For family fun, discover Euro Eddy's Family Fun Centre and the Belantis Theme Park.
Leipzig really comes to life after dark with a great choice of bars and nightspots to choose from. The lively bar district of Drallerwatsch is the place for a bar crawl. Barfussgassden is also popular for nightlife, especially at weekends. The Auerbach Keller is one of Germany's oldest pubs and the perfect place to enjoy a beer or a cocktail in the Mephisto Bar. Spend a relaxing evening listening to a Grand Concert by the famous Leipzig Gevandhaus Orchestra.
Leipzig streets are lined with tasty cafes and restaurants. Local specialities include Leipziger Allerlei (vegetable dish), Leipziger Lerche (cake) and the Leipziger Gose (beer). Local German wines make the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk)website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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