Leipzig Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Leipzig, Saxony, Germany)

Picture of the Zoo (Zoologischer Garten)Tourists staying in the German city of Leipzig will find plenty of attractions for every day of the week. Those with a theatrical interest will enjoy the regular shows at either the Leipzig Opera House or the 18th-century Gewandhaus Concert Hall, while for families, the attractions within the spacious Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten) are hard to beat.

A different kind of tourist attraction is the BMW Plant Leipzig, where you are able to enjoy a guided tour of the plant, while for others, the hustle and bustle of both the Market Square (Markt) and Augustusplatz are great places to stop and eat, with plenty of pavement cafes available. Leipzig's main tourist attractions are displayed here.

Photo of penguins at Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten)

Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten)

Address: Pfaffendorfer Strasse 29, Leipzig, D-04105, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 593 3500
A host of animal attractions await you at Leipzig Zoo, often better known as the city's Zoologischer Garten. With an African savannah (Afrika), complete with lions, tigers and zebras, a group of elephants in the 'Asien' zone, and both mountain gorillas and orangutans in 'Pongoland', you can easily spend a whole day here. Children visiting the zoo particularly enjoy the playground areas, the face painting, the safari train and the children's petting zoo, which features friendly donkeys, sheep and goats. Founded in the late 19th century, other attractions at Leipzig Zoo include a monkey house, aviaries with exotic birds, and a good aquarium feature.
Open hours: daily, January to March - 09:00 to 17:00; April - 09:00 to 18:00; May to September - 09:00 to 19:00; October - 09:00 to 18:00; November to December - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions, children four years old and under are free

Image of the Opera House (Opernhaus Leipzig)

Opera House (Opernhaus Leipzig)

Address: Augustusplatz 12, Leipzig, D-04109, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 1261 261
The Leipzig Opera House was built in the mid-20th century and is a huge building, with classical architecture and a house interior, capable of seating around 1,500 people. Much of the interior is panelled in wood and fairly simple, yet elegant. With superb acoustics, many regular operas, musical events and acclaimed ballet performances take place here each year and tickets are usually readily available.
Open hours: box office open Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge for events

ARENA Leipzig

Address: Am Sportforum 2-3, Leipzig, D-04105, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 2341 0
A modern sports hall built for a variety of different uses, ARENA Leipzig opened its doors in 2002 and is noted both for its modern design and cavernous interior. Literally thousands of people regularly attend pop concerts here, along with athletic events and other sporting attractions. Various refreshments are available onsite, should you require a meal or simply a snack.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge for events

Picture showing the Old Stock Exchange (Alte Borse)

Old Stock Exchange (Alte Börse)

Address: Naschmarkt, Leipzig, D-04109, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 965 1322
A grand and rather regal looking rectangular building, the Alte Börse features an elaborately decorated white facade, with painted golden features and ornate stonework. Various social events and other attractions take place within this sumptuous building, including exhibitions, concerts and dances.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge for events

View of the BMW Plant

BMW Plant Leipzig

Address: BMW Allee 1, BMW AG Werk, Leipzig, D-04349, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 445 0
Car lovers staying in the German city of Leipzig should not miss a visit to the famous BMW Plant. Here you can take part in a guided tour and observe the various stages involved when manufacturing BMW cars, ranging from welding and spray painting. Guided tours are limited to around 30 people, making advance booking necessary.
Groups of up to 30 people can request a tour here. The admission fee will be 120 Euro for the whole group with a maximum of 30 participants.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge

Market Square (Markt) picture

Market Square (Markt)

Address: Markt, Leipzig, D-04109, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 710 4260
The Markt square lies in the very heart of Leipzig and is home to the beautiful 16th-century Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), famed locally for its Renaissance-style architecture. Many restaurants and local cafes spill out onto this cobbled square, offering a good place to sit back, relax and enjoy a spot of people-watching. Various outdoor events, summer concerts and other similar attractions also take place in the Markt square.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge


Address: Augustusplatz, Leipzig, D-04109, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 710 4260
The centrally located Augustusplatz provides an important public space and previously went by the name of Karl-Marx-Platz. Surrounded by a diverse mixture of attractions, next to Leipzig's Augustusplatz you will find the Opera House, along with a number of modern university buildings and glass-clad hotels. The summer Fan Fest takes place in Augustusplatz each year and is always a crowd puller.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

Image of the Central Stadium (Zentralstadion)

Central Stadium (Zentralstadion)

Address: Am Sportforum 2-3, Leipzig, D-04105, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 45 3330
Recently modernised and now truly a state-of-the-art football stadium, the Leipzig Zentralstadion is a great place to enjoy a local German soccer match. With seating for more than 40,000 cheering spectators, the Zentralstadion is one of the biggest stadiums in East Germany and has hosted many championship games and league matches over the years.
Open hours: box office open Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:30, Saturday - 10:00 to 15:00
Admission: charge for tickets and events