Feb 06, 2022
If you are looking for the best shots of Leipzig for your Instagram feed that are sure to impress your followers, then you are at the right place. From stunning architecture to beautiful parks, we have rounded up some of the best photo opportunities this city has to offer. Here are our most instagrammable places in Leipzig.
The Leipzig Spinnerei is a former cotton mill (Baumwollspinnerei) in the western industrial suburb of Plagwitz. Today, the old factory is home to a number of artists and their galleries.
The brick walls and chimneys will take you back in time to the industrial era, and also offer a cool backdrop to your Instagram pictures. Inside, 100 artist studios and workshop are sure to spark your creativity and provide some instagrammable arty content for your feed.
One of the world’s most famous car brands is made in Leipzig. You can visit the Porsche factory, the Porsche Museum and even try your hand at driving a car during a visit to the Porsche Centre. There’s lots of opportunities to take photos of the cool cars, too.
One of my favourite things about Leipzig is that although you are in a huge city, nature is never far away.
The Floodplain forest, called Auenwald, offers you many beautiful walking paths and opportunities to take Instagrammable photos of nature. Just follow the channels to explore the hidden secrets of the city’s forest.
The Rosental Park covers the largest grassy area in Leipzig and is one of the city's most popular parks. In the summer, it’s great for picnics, sunbathing and capturing fun photos with friends.
The Wackelturm is just a few steps away from Rosental and from there, you can enjoy great views over Park Rosental aka the Green City.
If you are visiting in summer, my top tip is to experience the Classic Open Air, when the Orchestra of the Gewandhaus and the Opera are “moving out” to Rosental and you can listen to some classical music for free.
Leipzig is famous for its lakes. During the 20th century, there were several open-cast mines in and around the region, many of which have been converted to lakes.
One of my favourites is Lake Schladitz. Just a few kilometres north of the city centre, it attracts surfers, water sports lovers and keen photographers looking to capture the stunning scenery.
Majestic. The best word to describe the highest administrative courthouse of Germany, which is settled in the biggest city in Saxony.
This fairytale-esque building and the park surrounding it offer great backdrops to your Instagram pictures. You can go inside too, where guided tours take you around the charming courthouse.
This Landmark is simply breath-taking inside and out, in the daytime and at night.
The monument was built for the 100th anniversary of the battle against Napoleon I. Beyond the 91-metre-tall building, the lake creates beautiful reflections that look stunning in photos.
My top tip when visiting the Monument to the Battle of the Nations is to explore the Panorama Terrace, where you have amazing views over Leipzig.
Spring is a beautiful time and fills Leipzig with Instagrammable spots. My highlight at this time of the year is this stunning spot in front of the Grassi Museum. The students of Leipzig University love to spend their lunch break on the field between the blossoming cherry trees. In the heart of the city, this area is a lovely oasis of calm.
The museums offer great photo ops, too. There are three different institutions, one of which is The Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments. With 5,000 exhibits from five centuries, it is one of the most important museums of its kind in the world and well worth a visit when you are in Leipzig.
This skyscrapper - also known as City Hochhaus - can be seen from all over Leipzig. But to see it up close, and for the best photos, make your way to Augustusplatz.
Also, you will find the Opera House and the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig in Augustusplatz. My top-tip, if you have time, is to head inside The Panorama Tower to the 31st floor where you can look out over the city.
Interesting and international exhibitions like the second largest book fair of Germany or the Auto Show fill this place full of life. But the area is still worth a visit for the architectural photo ops, even if there are no fairs scheduled during your visit to Leipzig.
By Milan Horvath, Guest Service Agent at Capri by Fraser Leipzig
When you stay at Capri by Fraser Leipzig, some of the city’s most instagrammable places are on your doorstep. Located opposite the Opera House, our apartments are a short walk from the Gewandhaus concert hall, historic museums and a number of lively bars. The main train station is 200m away and so the rest of the country is easily accessible, too.
Behind the modern façade of Capri by Fraser Leipzig, 151 open-plan apartments seamlessly integrate space to create the perfect place in which to work or relax after you have explored all the instagrammable places in this city.
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