For the ultimate culture adventure, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Leipzig Opera House, one of the world’s oldest working opera houses. Completed in 1960 when Leipzig was still part of East Germany, it is a beautifully furnished building with wonderful acoustics.
One eye-catching detail is the magnificent spiral staircase lit by a unique ring of lights, which symbolises the life cycle of the dandelion.
One of the best things to see and do in Leipzig Germany is to wine and dine at Auerbachs Keller, just like Goethe did over two centuries ago. This may be Leipzig’s second oldest restaurant, but it is probably the most well-known.
With its vaulted arches and sombre frescoes, stepping into Auerbachs Keller is like stepping back in time. Thankfully, the menu is more modern. In addition to the expected beer and cabbage, there is also nice wine and appetising vegetarian options.
Fully recharged with caffeine and calories, it’s time for some retail therapy. Auerbachs Keller is conveniently located in Madlerpassage with its 40 specialty shops, cafes and restaurants. As Leipzig’s most famous shopping passage, it has enough luxury fashion boutiques to rival Milan’s Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.
For those less interested in couture, reflect upon the intricately sculpted bronzed figures that represent scenes from Goethe’s tragic play Faust.
In celebration of the opening of Capri by Fraser, Leipzig / Germany, enjoy 25% off when you book a stay. Take your pick from cosy studio apartments or spacious one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes.