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About Leipzig

With its place in the development of classical music assured for all time, Leipzig is taking on an increasingly hip and modern atmosphere. In recent times it has been labelled Hypezig, the 'New Berlin' and 'Boomtown', Leipzig is certainly a place that's on the up. Combine this with the city's rich history and you have a place that's ripe for exploration. Explore the streets that inspired some of Bach's greatest work or Schiller to write his famous 'Ode to Joy'. The best places to stay in Leipzig are generally found in the heart of the city.

Things not to miss:

  • Leipzig has a rich architectural heritage with fine examples of Renaissance, Baroque and Modernist buildings. The peak architectural period for Leipzig was the 19th century Grunderzeit era with one of the best examples being Palais Roßbach.
  • The city is home to a number of excellent art museums, the best of them being Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts and the Grassi Museum.
  • Other interesting museums include German Museum of Books and Writing, Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig and The Schillerhouse.
  • Leipzig Zoological Garden is one of the biggest modern zoos in Europe with around 850 species. It is home to Gondwanaland, the world's largest indoor rainforest.
  • There are a number of lovely churches in Leipzig including, St Nicholas's, St Peters's and St Thomas's.
  • Leipzig Oper has established itself as one of Germany's, and Europe's, most important operas.

Rich in culture, both new and old, Leipzig is a great place for a city break. Our selection of the best places to stay in Leipzig offer a great blend of style and heritage.

The best places to stay in Leipzig

For Luxury

  • Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof is a superb modern five-star hotel. Just off the picturesque Naschmarkt square, the hotel features plush rooms, a deluxe spa and an excellent restaurant.

For contemporary chic

  • Motel One is a stylish hotel right in the heart of Leipzig. Smart rooms and a lively bar make the hotel a great option if you're looking for an adventurous weekend away. Great value for money.

For historic charm

  • If high ceilings and parquet floors are your thing, then Hotel Fregehaus is your place. Nestled right in the centre of the Old Town, this property is steeped in history with beautiful wooden pannelling, long windows and an atmospheric library.

For relaxation

  • A superb restaurant, a sublime spa and luxurious suites, Hotel Furstenhof is made for people who are looking for a relaxing time. An historic 19th century hotel in the heart of Leipzig, its piece de resistance is its magnificent wellness centre with an indoor pool, Finnish sauna and Roman steam room.

For foodies

  • Hotel Michaelis offers comfortable contemporary accommodation just outside the central zone. But the real draw here is its gastronomic restaurant - not to be missed!

For a private apartment

  • Explore the options at our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly into Leipzig Airport.
  • For car hire, visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Leipzig is from June to September, when the temperature sits in the twenties.

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Best Hotels in Leipzig

  • Motel One, Leipzig Leipzig 194 rooms from £69

    City Style  -  A trendy design hotel with Egyptian cotton linens, granite bathrooms and chic lobby bar, right in the heart of Leipzig.
    Sights nearby  -  Nikolai Church Leipzig is right beside the hotel.
    Air conditioningPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    Stylish, designer hotel in the heart of Leipzig. Its public areas are sleek and classy, especially the bar, and its rooms are spacious and comfortable. Perfectly placed for exploring the rich musical heritage of Wagner, Bach and Schumann. Great location and low cost create a winning formula. See More

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  • Hotel Fregehaus Leipzig 20 rooms from £75

    Local exploring  -  Make the most of your central location to see all that Lepizig has to offer!
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the striking St. Thomas Church or take a stroll through the Botanical Garden
    Disabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    Hotel Fregehaus is located in the heart of Leipzig. It boasts large rooms with high-ceilings, parquet flooring and a smart mix of antique and modern furnishings. An elegant breakfast room serves indulgent breakfasts and their atmospheric library is a lovely spot to unwind in with a tipple. Fabulous! See More

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  • Hotel Michaelis Leipzig 91 rooms from £77

    Sights nearby  -  Go visit the Zoo Leipzig, Botanical Gardens, Gallery for Contemporary Art or Panometer Leipzig
    Local markets  -  Only a short distance from Leipzig's renowned Christmas market
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    RestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    Hotel Michaelis, set in a restored 19th century building, offers contemporary rooms with en suite bathrooms and satellite TV in the heart of Leipzig. There are plenty of attractions moments away whilst the hotel also has a great restaurant. See More

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  • Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig 177 rooms from £133

    City Style  -  A contemporary jem in the heart of Leipzig, offering large modern spa and excellent restaurant overlooking the Lichthof area.
    Business meetings  -  The top-class meeting facilities and central location make it great for business exchanges.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is just a two minute walk from Nikolai Church Leipzig.
    Local markets  -  Winter guests must explore the famed Leipzig christmas market.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    An suave modern hotel, just off Leipzig's historic Naschmarkt square. The urbane rooms are decorated with metallic colour schemes and contemporary furnishings. Perfectly placed for exploring beautiful architecture and engaging atmosphere of central Leipzig. Five-star quality. See More

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  • Hotel Furstenhof Leipzig 92 rooms from £134

    Spa breaks  -  An extensive wellness centre boasting a Finnish sauna, Roman steam room, heated pool and wide range of treatments.
    City Style  -  A glamorous grand hotel in the heart of the Old Town.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    A grand historic hotel in the centre of Leipzig. Enormous, elegant rooms feature floor to ceiling windows decorated with heavy drapes, antique furniture and luxurious bathrooms. A fine dining restaurant and glamourous wine bar will keep evening revellers amused. A spoiling stay. See More

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