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Leipzig Local History

It has always been, since the Middle Ages, one of the most dynamic cities in Germany with its trade fairs. It was also an important city during the Communist era so it did experience isolation behind the Iron Curtain.

It is also the birthplace of JS Bach (remember Air on a G-String)?Granted town status in 1165 it is one of Germany's leading commercial towns, centre of culture and learning. It's very popular in Autumn and Spring when there are loads of visitors to the trade fairs here.

Leipzig Attractions

Leipzig Activities

Bach-Archiv Leipzig There are a number of special offers for children at this museum. The programmes offered are for aachildren between 6-10 and focus on Bachs life.

Leipzig -Zoologischer Garten Pfaffendorfer Straffe 29. The prices here are a little steep but Leipzig Zoo has a 22 hectare site in which you will find a great aquarium a fun monkey house and many other attractions.

Leipzig Restaurants and Bars

Leipzig Restaurants

Yamato Gerberstrasse 15. A very popular Japanese restaurant where most of the dishes are made in front of the diners. You can keep your clothes nice and clean while eating here as the guests are given small aprons and towels.

Thuringer Hof Markt 9. The food is very good and reasonably priced in this huge restaurant. Try the authentic Thuringian sausages served with either mashed potatoes,onions, or sauerkraut.

Barthels Hof Hainstr. 1 The menu here not only details the food offered but gives a history of Leipzig as well. The waitresses wear traditional dress although the decor is modern. Breakfast here is popular with the locals

Leipzig Bars & Clubs

Cafe Baum Barfussgaschen This is reputed to be the oldest bar in the city and is still very popular with the city's students and yuppies.

Moritzzbastei Universitatssr 9. The university students spent 8 years excavating these medieval tunnels so they could be used as part of the city's nightlife. There are a number of bars and dance floors here.

Jam Grose Fleischergrasso. The disco here is located in a buiding that was the former Stasi. If you can put that thought to one side, go ahead and enjoy the music.

RosaLinde Lindenauer Markt 21. This bar is a very popular hangout for the lesbian and gay community. Discos are held several times a week.

Leipzig children's activities

Bach-Archiv Leipzig There are a number of special offers for children at this museum. The programmes offered are for aachildren between 6-10 and focus on Bachs life.

Leipzig -Zoologischer Garten Pfaffendorfer Straffe 29. The prices here are a little steep but Leipzig Zoo has a 22 hectare site in which you will find a great aquarium a fun monkey house and many other attractions.

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