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Top Choice Church in Leipzig

Nikolaikirche

This church has Romanesque and Gothic roots but since 1797 has sported a striking neoclassical interior with palm-like pillars and cream-coloured pews. While the design is certainly gorgeous, the church is most famo…
Top Choice Museum in Leipzig

Museen im Grassi

The university-run Museen im Grassi harbours three fantastic collections that are often overlooked, despite being a five-minute walk from Augustusplatz. At the stellar Musikinstrumenten-Museum you can discover music…
Top Choice German in Leipzig

Auerbachs Keller

Founded in 1525, Auerbachs Keller is one of Germany’s best-known restaurants. It’s cosy and touristy but the food’s actually quite good and the setting memorable. There are two sections: the vaulted Grosser Keller f…
Top Choice Museum in Leipzig

Museum der Bildenden Künste

This imposing modernist glass cube is the home of Leipzig's fine art museum and its world-class collection of paintings from the 15th century to today, including works by Caspar David Friedrich, Cranach, Munch and M…
Top Choice International in Leipzig

Stadtpfeiffer

Petra and Deflef Schlegel give deceptively simple-sounding dishes the star treatment, and were deservedly the first in Leipzig to get the Michelin nod. Pairing punctilious craftsmanship with bottomless imagination, …
Top Choice Greek in Leipzig

Ouzeri Was Kost Das

The subtly romantic canal-side setting succeeds in recreating the ambience of an island port taverna, but the concept is decidedly modern: a Greek version of a tapas bar, with the menu comprised entirely of small me…
Top Choice Club in Leipzig

Distillery

One of eastern Germany's oldest techno clubs, Distillery has been going for over 20 years and remains among the best. With an unpretentious crowd, cool location, decent drinks prices and occasional star DJs (Ellen A…
Gallery in Leipzig

Asisi Panometer

The happy marriage of a panorama (a giant 360-degree painting) and a gasometer (a giant gas tank) is a panometer. The unusual concept is the brainchild of Berlin-based artist Yadegar Asisi, who uses paper and pencil…
Classical Music in Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester

Led by Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, the Gewandhaus is one of Europe’s finest and oldest civic orchestras. With a history harkening back to 1743, it became an orchestra of European renown a century later under m…
Cafe in Leipzig

Cafe Puschkin

This charming old pub on the Südvorstadt neighbourhood's super-cool Karli is a local institution. The selection of burgers, nachos and sausages won't blow you away, but it's good comfort food in a friendly and somew…