Leisure tips

Tips for your stay

To help you plan your stay we have put together a list detailing some of the region's attractions and recreational activities. The Youth Hostel staff would be happy to help you arrange your individual itinerary.

Leisure activities in/at the Youth Hostel

In the Hostel:
TV room, club rooms, international games point (with games machines,...), internet terminal, borrow board games and a video recorder
huge range of events, cultural and leisure activities in Leipzig

Leisure activities in the vicinity

  • Don't miss:
  • historic city centre including St. Thomas Church, passages, museums and galleries
  • lovely "Messehäuser" areas and courtyards (e.g. "Mädlerpassage" and "Speck's Hof")
  • Old and New Town Halls
  • Auerbachs Keller ("Auerbach's Cellar")
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • Opera & Neues Gewandhaus concert hall
  • "Promenaden" shopping centre in the main station
  • Russian Memorial Church
  • Monument to the Battle of the Nations
  • Leipzig Trade Fair
  • Leipzig Zoo
  • The Youth Hostel offers the following themed city tours:
  • The trade fair city of Leipzig
  • Leipzig, city of music (Bach, F.M. Bartholdy, Thomanerchor boys' choir)
  • Architecture (town centre, "Neues Messegelände" site)
  • Cabaret, theatre and music scene
  • City of the 1989 Peaceful Revolution
  • Leipzig, city of books (publishing houses, German National Library, Leipzig Book Fair)
  • historical excursions tracing Napoleon

Sightseeing & excursions

  • Leipzig New Lakeland including lakes Cospuden and Kulkwitz
  • biological excursions to the city's Auenwald woodland
  • "GaraGe" youth technology centre
  • Belantis amusement park
  • "Sachsen-Therme" bathing, leisure and sauna paradise
  • Saxony's castle and heathland region, with Mulde valley
  • Dübener Heide, Dahlener Heide, Wörlitz Park
  • Grimma and Thümmlitz Forest
  • Kohrener Land area with Burg Gnandstein Castle
  • Halle (Saale) Zoo, Dessau (Bauhaus), Weimar (Buchenwald)
  • Partners, links, tips and background information:
  • Leipzig Zoo
  • Head straight for adventure and discover this fascinating slice of nature in the heart of Leipzig. Let all your senses enjoy a wild world that will bring you up close to animals and their natural habitats. Day tickets for children, young people, adults and families are available at Leipzig Youth Hostel. Group offers and prices must be reserved in writing no later than 14 days before arrival.
  • www.zoo-leipzig.de
  • The City of Leipzig
  • Information all about Leipzig including event highlights, trade fairs, cinema and theatre listings can be found on the city's promotional site. www.leipzig.
  • Leipzig Stadtspiele ("City Games")
  • Hilarious skat and rummy card games to teach you about the city - play, read and discover the city! A mad museum, a whale in a sink, a table with a tap, milk pots for a garage entrance, Angela Merkel on a wheelbarrow and Goethe as a gym teacher - the "Stadtverführer Leipzig" shows you the odd side of "Little Paris".
  • Homepage
  • Sachsen Therme
  • Enjoy "water and warmth" at this fun bathing centre. 3-hour tickets for school classes and groups of young people (up to 19 years) are available at the Youth Hostel (book in writing no later than 14 days before arrival). www.sachsen-therme.de
  • Eastern Germany's largest amusement park is just outside the city of Leipzig. Themed areas include BELANTIS Castle, the Valley of the Pharaohs, Land of the Counts, Knights' Island, Explorers' Coast, Beach of the Gods and Indians' Prairie. Ideal for a full day out, this amusement park is not just suitable for families with kids. Day tickets for children, young people, adults and families are available at Leipzig Youth Hostel. Group offers and prices must be reserved in writing no later than 14 days before arrival. www.belantis.de
  • Treffpunkt Leipzig
  • Our partner in Leipzig for city tours and walks. Friendly, committed, qualified tour guides show you Leipzig's famous and less well known sides. Please make group bookings in writing, no latter than 14 days before arrival. www.treffpunkt-leipzig.com
  • LVB (Leipzig Transport Authorities)
  • Local public transport for the city of Leipzig, with timetables and routes as well as fare information. Single, day, weekly and group tickets for trams and busses (fare zone 110 / Leipzig City) are available at Leipzig Youth Hostel. www.lvb.de
  • Leipzig/Halle Airport
  • Leipzig/Halle Airport offers a range of programmes and leisure activities, including airport tours. www.leipzig-halle-airport.de
  • Porsche Leipzig
  • Our partners at Porsche Leipzig Youth Hostel provide factory tours and all sorts of interesting information. www.porsche-leipzig.com
  • Leipzig Graffiti Club
  • Unconventional and yet exciting and professional - that's the best way to describe the work and output of the Graffiti Club. The club was and continues to be heavily involved in the design of Leipzig Youth Hostel. And it's not just the graffiti artists themselves who are proud of their results. www.graffitiverein.de

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