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Leipzig Region

Leipzig offers so much more than just – Leipzig. The region around this vibrant city is no less rewarding for travellers, with more than 20 lakes and waterways, medieval castles, palaces and churches and romantic landscapes along the Mulde and Elbe rivers, perfect for hiking and cycling. Even better, you don’t have to pick and choose. In the Leipzig Region, everything is close together and can be combined, including exploring Leipzig itself.

Our tips for your trip:

  • “BurgenLandKlänge" is a series of diverse concerts (in fact, more than 100 events!) all taking place in unusual venues such as a stage on a lake or at the famous Colditz Castle. Expect unique musical moments!

  • Thrills galore: At the canoeing centre in Markleeberg, one of Europe’s most modern white-water facilities, things get wild. Try rafting, wave surfing or bodyboarding.

  • For something a bit more leisurely, we recommend a canoe tour on one of the lakes in Leipziger New Lakeland or an inflatable boat trip on the Mulde river. Great also for families and featuring charming views of the surrounding scenery.

  • The local stretch of the Lutherweg hiking trail is a loop taking ramblers through the best of the region’s landscapes past churches and castles and taking in wide heathland areas as well as woodlands.

  • Nothing better than a proper farmers’ market. Around Leipzig, you’ll find lots of them featuring the best of the region’s fresh produce as well as arts and crafts products. Our tips: the markets at Buch Monastery near Leisnig, at Grimma Monastery Church, in Delitzsch (evenings) and in Rochlitz.

  • Leipzig Region is full of castles, fortresses, and churches. How about stepping back into medieval times at Mildenstein Castle in Leisnig? The view of the Mulde river valley to be had from here is a treat. More ideas: Kriebstein Castle and Rochlitz Castle with its impressive cloister.

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Dip into the region’s lakes for a relaxing swim. The beach on the northern shore of Lake Cospuden is a local favourite, with crystal-clear water, a fine sandy beach and plenty of options for food and drink. Plus, there is also a pier providing full accessibility for people with physical disabilities.

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