Top things to do

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 Church in Leipzig


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

Museum der Bildenden Künste

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


One of the oldest techno clubs in eastern Germany, 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 (El…
Top Choice Korean in Leipzig


This totally unsassuming Korean place just off the Karli is a study in the advantages of not judging a book by its cover. Meet the eccentric and often cantankerous Korean owner before settling down for a superb meal…
Top Choice International in Leipzig


If you're exploring funky Plagwitz, then this lunch-only joint will surely be top of your list for a wonderfully good value, healthy and tasty lunch. Normally with a line out the door, this local establishment has d…
Cafe in Leipzig

Café Riquet

Two bronze elephants guard the entrance to this Viennese-style coffee house in a superb art nouveau building topped by a Asian-style turret. Good for a stylish coffee-and-cake break.
Mediterranean in Leipzig

Sol y Mar

The soft lighting, ambient sounds and sensuous interior (including padded pods for noshing in recline) make this a popular place to chill and dine on feel-good food from around the Med and Asia. Weekday lunch speci…
Cafe in Leipzig

Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum

One of Europe's oldest coffeehouses, this cosy multi-floor warren has been open since 1720. It's an atmospheric, if rather touristy, spot to try the famous local treat called Leipziger Lerche (lark) – a marzipan-fil…
Club in Leipzig

Conne Island

Run by a collective, this cult location has defined Leipzig nightlife for ages with concerts and club nights that feed the gamut of musical appetites – punk to indie, techno to hip-hop. It’s in the punkish-anarachi…