Venice and Amsterdam’s bridges make it famous, but Leipzig, the largest city in the state of Saxony, is much more interesting. The Mädler Passage, the Strohsack Passage and the Specks Hof are some of the most famous passages and alleys connecting the various parts of the inner city. The shopping and sight-seeing experience has never been easier, and when you need a coffee break, stop by Germany’s oldest coffee house, Zum Araben Coffe-Baum, which was already a favorite of Napoleon, Wagner, Schumann, Liszt, and Goethe.
Leipzig in Saxony, is clearly the town of superlatives. Besides having the largest city square in Germany, Augustusplatz, with 40,000 square meters, it also has the oldest exhibition center dating back to the 15th century. Due to a lack of space above ground, Leipzig has the only underground exhibition house in the world. Leipzig is famous for its music and print media. You may also be surprised to find Europe’s largest monument as well. It was built in 1913 on the location of the battle of the nations-a hundred years earlier. The 91-meter-high colossus weighs 300,000 tons and rests on 61 columns.
If you are interested in the railway system, Leipzig has the world’s largest terminal station. Also, Leipzig was the place where German interurban rail services were first developed. One of the most notable features of the Leipzig Railway is its impressive collection of rolling stock. There is a variety of locomotives, wagons and trams available to travelers. This includes traditional steam engines, modern diesel-electric locomotives, and a selection of modern trams and light rail vehicles. A massive hall has been constructed at the terminal station, which dates back to 1915, and has now been completely renovated. It has a length of 267 meters, a width of 32 meters, and a height of 18 meters. There are 30,000 square meters of shopping area in this hall.
Christmas Fairs in Germany are renowned, and Leipzig is no different. During Winter, don’t miss Leipzig’s biggest attraction! This is the largest, free-standing Advent calendar in the world, with 857 square meters of space. A window of 3 x 2 meters will be opened every day between December 1st and 24th. The world-famous Leipziger Thomanerchor will traditionally perform at the annual opening of this beautiful, festive market. And there will be lots of attractions, highlights and shopping opportunities. Visitors value the fact that the Leipziger Christmas Fair holds a lot of activities for children, such as the enchanted forest in the Böttcher-Alley or the historical children carousels. The city of Leipzig is a great destination with many more superlatives, left to be discovered by you!