Outdoor Activities to Do in Autumn
Autumn in Germany can be unseasonably warm in September before becoming cold and grey in October and November. Dress for the season, and you’ll be able to enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities in Leipzig. The city also hosts its share of thrilling sporting events at this time of year. Some of the best options include:
Hike Near Leipzig: The cool autumn weather is perfect for getting out into the fresh air. Choose from plenty of hikes in the countryside around Leipzig. Some options take a couple of hours to complete, while others take a couple of days. A few popular trails include the route around the Cospudener See, Durch die Parthendörfer bei Leipzig, the loop around Waldheim, and the trail from Bad Lausick to the source of the Parthe river.
Football Games at Red Bull Arena: A number of exciting football games will take place at the city’s Red Bull Arena over the autumn months. Among them is RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League) on 25 October, and RB Leipzig vs SC Freiburg on 9 November.
Bicycle Tours of the City: You’ll have no trouble finding bicycle tours of Leipzig. See the sights while enjoying a leisurely ride along cycle lanes and through parks..
Explore Leipzig Zoo: This world-renowned 27-hectare zoo is home to more than 850 species. Follow the winding paths to see animals from around the world, wander through the world’s largest indoor rainforest atrium, and see ancient creatures in the volcano tunnel.
Indoor Things to Do In Leipzig
Autumn in Germany can bring rainy days but boredom is one thing you won’t need to worry about while in Leipzig. Take a look at a few of our favourite indoor things to do in the city.
Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts: Explore the history of art from the 15th century to the present day with the impressive permanent and interesting rolling exhibitions at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts.
Museum in der ‘Runden Ecke’/Stasi Museum: Learn about the history of the GDR in a fascinating museum housed in the former East German police headquarters. You’ll see propaganda, surveillance equipment, and other elements that formed part of the GDR’s oppressive regime.
Bach-Museum: No visit to Leipzig is complete without paying homage to one of the city’s most famous residents, Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Delve into all things Bach at this interactive museum.
Alte Börse: The Old Stock Exchange is Leipzig’s oldest Baroque building. The venue has a museum and hosts concerts and theatrical performances. Check the events calendar before going and see if you can catch a performance in this beautiful and unique setting.
Shop at Mädler Passage: One of Germany’s best preserved old shopping arcades, Mädler Passage brings together history and modernity. You’ll find an extensive selection of exclusive shops as well as cafes and restaurants.
Shop at Spinnerei: Looking for one-of-a-kind souvenirs? Head to Spinnerei, where you’ll find art galleries and artists and crafts people’s workshops in the industrial building that once housed a wool factory.
Discover Leipzig’s Markets: Leipzig boasts numerous markets. Stroll among the stalls at Marktplatz and Augustusplatz (Tuesdays to Fridays) and Bayerischer Bahnhof (Wednesdays and Fridays).
Conne Island: Indie, pop, experimental, hardcore, and metal gigs are regular events at Conne Island, a cultural centre and skate park in Connewitz, a part of Leipzig famous for alternative lifestyles.
Music at St Thomas Church: A historic church in the city centre, St Thomas Church is famous for its choir. Check the calendar of events for concerts and performances during your visit to the city.