City profile

Leipzig, with a population of about 500,000, is one of the two largest cities (along with Dresden) in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. Leipzig is situated about 200 km south of Berlin. It is the industrial centre of the region.

Leipzig is surrounded by several lakes, resulting from former open-cast lignite mining and now developed into places for various outdoor activities. You can spend a day on the beach, ride a canoe, or go fishing or scuba diving just 10km from the city center.

You can find a lot of pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants and also some smaller dance clubs along the international Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse ("Karli"). The street starts in the south of the inner city and leads you to Südvorstadt and Connewitz (student and alternative quarters).

The Moritzbastei is a very old and big student club bar / cafe. Underground cellars. Live bands or DJs most nights, outdoor films are shown in the summer. Moritzbastei was once a part of the city wall. Students dug it out in the 1970s and turned it into a club.


City Travel

Flights from London Stanstead