Situated at the crossroads of two important mediaeval trade routes, Leipzig is a German city with a fascinating history and much to offer visitors. Check out some of the best free things to do in Leipzig this winter.
We’re sure you’ll be inspired to plan a winter break that will leave you with wonderful memories, whether you travel alone or with family or friends.
Get into the holiday spirit
Christmas is at the core of Leipzig in winter. The curious blend of ancient and modern architecture, parks, and the rivers that flow through the city provide a stunning setting in which to enjoy the spirit of the season expressed through old and new seasonal traditions, events, and attractions.
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit is to attend the Leipzig Christmas Market. Dating back to 1458, the seasonal market is held in the city’s historic centre. This year’s edition is set to take place from 23 November until 23 December, and it will feature more than 250 stalls selling gifts, decorations, traditional Christmas fare and drinks, and much more.
The Festival of Lights Leipzig is another seasonal event that’s not to be missed if you’re looking for fantastic free things to do in Leipzig. This year’s festival was held on 9 October, so be sure to plan ahead for next year’s edition.