Welcome to Leipzig, much more than a city built on trade. Once the epicentre of European culture, Leipzig also played a part in the fall of communism and the reunification of Germany. Now, Leipzig is a centre for business, the arts and music. The best way to experience everything Leipzig has to offer is with a stay in the city centre. Capri By Fraser Leipzig offers vibrant, seriously social apartment hotel living in the heart of the city, close to Leipzig's central train station and the historic city centre.
Vibrant, urban-inspired design meets 4-star comfort at Capri By Fraser Leipzig, Leipzig’s newest hotel residence. The property's 151 cleverly appointed studios and one-bedroom apartments integrate living and dining spaces with relaxation in mind. Ideal for short-stay business and leisure travel, mingle with fellow guests in The Den - a stylish and playful communal space that's seriously social. Located in Leipzig's city centre, the property's serviced apartments are close to the best of Leipzig's arts, culture and dining scenes, meaning you won't miss the best things to see and do in the city and surrounds.
Once the centre of European art and culture, Leipzig still embodies a vibrant creative spirit. Renowned German composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard Wagner were born here, with Bach remaining as the Director of the city's St. Thomas Choir until his death in 1750. Today, Leipzig is Germany's 'it' town and is a hive of artistic and entrepreneurial endeavour. Only the city's influx of students and creative types has powered a raft of new development seeking to capitalise on the renewed interest in what Leipzig has to offer. Add to that a seemingly endless calendar of cultural events - some entirely impromptu - and you'll be glad you came.
Stay in stylish 4-star comfort at the best apartment hotel in Leipzig, and experience the top things to do in Leipzig:
Close to your serviced apartments in Leipzig you'll find some of the Leipzig's top music venues. The city's long association with the musical arts means there's never a shortage of world-class live music events, from classical through to jazz and contemporary styles. Lovers of classical music should visit the home of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Gewandhaus. Located in the city centre, Spizz on Markt is the best place to catch live jazz in a laid-back setting. Catch some - but by no means all - of the city's best live gigs at UT Connewitz, one of the oldest cinemas in Germany and now a stalwart of the Leipzig live music scene.
In a city awash with experimentation and avant-garde endeavour, Connewitz stands out. Those looking for art and culture's bleeding edge head to the neighbourhood of Connewitz, south of the city centre. To get to Connewitz, take the number 11 tram from outside Leipzig's central train station to Connewitzer Kreuz. Upon alighting, the alternative vibe is strong. Wander the streets and take in the street art, duck into the inexpensive local eateries for a bite and drink, or take a stroll in the city-managed forest which takes up much of the area and is one of the reasons Leipzig is considered one of Germany's greenest cities.
Leipzig's top historical sites are found in the city centre, conveniently close to your hotel residence. Turn right down Goethestraße and make your way to the Egyptian Museum at the University of Leipzig, where you'll find an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. In the square behind the university, you'll find the Saint Nicholas church, which is well worth checking out for its baroque architecture and historical importance. The church is considered one of the starting points of 1989's 'Peaceful Revolution', the revolt against communist rule in East Germany that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Along Grimmaische Str, the Forum of Contemporary History provides insight into Leipzig's communist-era history and the reunification process.
Luxury automaker Porsche maintains a production facility in Leipzig, giving visitors the opportunity to see how one of the world's most popular sports cars are made for themselves. The Porsche factory tour takes in the production line of the Panamera and Macan models as they go through the manufacturing process. For adrenaline seekers, you can jump in a new Porsche for a heart-stopping turn around the facility's on-site racetrack.
From your hotel in Leipzig's city centre, take the S3 S-Bahn line from Leipzig central station to Leipzig Wahren, then the 91 bus to the Porsche factory. Alternatively, take a taxi right to the factory's door.
Conveniently close to your apartment hotel, near Leipzig's Old Town Hall, you'll find the entrance to the charming covered arcade of Mädlerpassage. Once the frontage to the houses of merchants, today Mädlerpassage, Königshofpassage and Messehofpassage are wonderfully preserved arcades filled with cafés, boutique shops and restaurants. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you peruse the shops for a new suit, leather goods or boutique jewellery. Stop for a meal at Auerbachs Keller, one of Leipzig's best restaurants. Once frequented by the famed German writer, Goethe, and father of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, the venue serves up classic Saxon cuisine.
If you enjoy taking photos, you’ll find plenty of locations worthy of your Instagram timeline. Read our blog to learn more about Leipzig’s most Instagrammable places.
Leipzig is serviced by Germany's extensive rail network and numerous regional airports. Deutsche Bahn's InterCity Express Train (ICE) takes only an hour to Leipzig's central station from Berlin. The most convenient way to arrive at your serviced apartments in Leipzig is to fly directly to Leipzig (LEJ) and take the Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Leipzig Markt train straight into the city centre. From there it's a short walk to Capri By Fraser, located at Brühl 76.
What is the best way to get around in Leipzig?
Bicycles are the most convenient mode of transportation in Leipzig, followed by bus and rail.
What is Leipzig known for?
Leipzig has become a major centre for contemporary art, in part driven by the city’s large student population and inexpensive artistic spaces that draw artists from across Germany and around the world.
What are the top 5 things to do in Leipzig?
The top five things to do in Leipzig include: 1. Leipzig Market Square in the old city centre. 2. Auerbach’s Cellar, the second oldest restaurant in the city. 3. The Museum der Bildenden Kunst. 4. The Leipzig Zoo 5. Live opera at Oper Leipzig.
When is the best time to visit Leipzig?
Like much of Germany, the best time to visit Leipzig is between late May and September, when the spring and summer months provide pleasantly warm days ideal for a bit of urban exploration.
Where is the best area to stay in Leipzig?
Zentrum, meaning "center," is considered the best place to stay in Leipzig. The centre of Leipzig is pedestrian friendly.