Nicknamed the ‘New Berlin’, Leipzig is located in what was the German Democratic Republic, better known as East Germany. Once known as an international destination for trade fairs, the city has metamorphosed into a growing destination for various sectors. Business travel to Leipzig is becoming increasingly popular, and if that’s on the cards for you, you can use our guide to make the most of your time in the city.
Leipzig’s transformation began in the mid-1990s, although the change really gained momentum in the last 10 years or so. The city now boasts several clusters of sector specialists, which attract international meetings and other business events in their respective industries. The most important of those clusters include information technology (IT) and eCommerce, automotive and logistics, healthcare and biotechnology, energy and environmental technology, and manufacturing.
This dynamic city also has a solid reputation as one of the most vigorous start-up ecosystems in eastern Germany. Leipzig is home to more than 250 start-ups, and it has seen more than 500 tech companies relocate to the city over the last decade. Furthermore, the city’s airport and the adjoining DHL hub are Germany’s second-largest and Europe’s fourth-largest airfreight hub.
As a destination for international business, Leipzig is ripe with potential. Beyond that, the city is also a fantastic destination if you want to combine business with leisure. With origins in the Middle Ages, Leipzig has a rich cultural history, and its connections with the works of two of Germany’s most illustrious creative minds, namely Goethe and Bach, have long been celebrated.
If you’re looking for a business hotel in Leipzig, look no further than Capri by Fraser Leipzig. With a great location in the Old Town, a selection of room options, and facilities designed to make your stay more comfortable, our hotel is the place to be. Learn more below.
The Finance And Business District
The Leipzig central business district is near Augustusplatz in Leipzig Zentrum. You’ll find a high number of shops, restaurants, banks, and offices in this part of town. However, the city has various other districts in which various industries are concentrated. Whether you’re going to be conducting most of your business in the central business and finance district or in other parts of the city, the good news is you won’t have to travel far. With a population of less than 600,000, the city itself is relatively small, and it has excellent transport links. In addition to well-maintained roadways and plenty of options for car hire and cabs, there are buses and trams. Leipzig’s also easily walkable, depending on how far you need to go.
Not only is our hotel near the airport in Leipzig, it’s also a few steps away from the central train station in the city centre so perfect for business travellers looking for convenience and home comforts. When you stay with us, you’re conveniently close to the business and finance district and to transport links that can take you to other areas of the city in which you need to attend meetings or want to do some sightseeing.