1st day Leipzig for beginners
The first day begins with a tour of the historic old town, a chance to get to know all the famous sights first hand. Under the motto: “Historic Leipzig – tour of Leipzig’s old town“ “Agentur evendito” offers tailored tours, guiding you along historic paths through the various eras of the city’s history.
Lunch should be taken in Europe’s largest and finest student club. Because the Moritzbastei not only offers good value for money and a large range of tasty dishes, the venerable cellar of the former 16th century bastion also impressively illustrates the eventful history of centuries past.
A subsequent visit to the Stadtgeschichtliche Museum in the Old City Hall will help to expand this knowledge further, with the aid of historical exhibits. The old dungeon has terrible tales to tell and anecdotes from Leipzig history can also be experienced first hand.
2nd day Leipzig for creative minds
The second day is devoted completely to the arts, beginning with a tour of the Museum der Bildenden Künste at the heart of Leipzig. Completed in 2004, the glass structure features famous artists and their work from across the ages.
Alongside classic painting, contemporary art has also had a significant effect on the city, with the New Leipzig School famous worldwide. This draws us to the west of Leipzig, to the Baumwollspinnerei, which is a simple tram ride away.
However, before you visit this sprawling site you should definitely drop in at Mörtelwerk. Located in a former brickworks, the restaurant is situated right on the Karl Heine Canal delighting its guests in summer months in particular with idyllic views of the numerous boats touring this former industrial area. The popular and affordable buffets will also impress you.
Now you can head to the Baumwollspinnerei, a former cotton mill site that is home to a range of galleries, studios and workshops. These are best experienced in the form of a tour of the various galleries.