Culture and Leisure Activities
Leipzig offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities. There is something for music fans of all genres: classical music by the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, in the Leipzig Opera or at the annual Bach Festival, or more modern music ranging from goth (Wave-Gotik-Treffen), and jazz (Leipziger Jazztage), to pop (the independent music trade fair Pop Up). In addition, you can also find many theatres, cabarets, and museums. Student neighbourhoods such as Südvorstadt are marked by a vibrant alternative culture scene.
If you want to have fun or relax outdoors, there are numerous parks and green spaces, as well as the new lakeland area in the south of the city, the “Leipziger Neuseenland”, which all become popular places to go, especially in the summer. Other attractions include Belantis, which is the largest amusement park in Eastern Germany, and the city zoo.