Leipzig is one of the hippest and most popular cities in the world. It is not without reason that we at Staytoo have an apartment house in Saxony’s metropolis. Are you in Leipzig and looking for exciting night out tips beyond the generally known hotspots? Then you’ve come to the right place!

#1 Kakadu Karaoke Bar

Kakadu is a delightfully quirky karaoke club in the center of the city. The club is open every night from 9pm to 3am. And don’t worry: you don’t have to be a singing genius to get up on stage. The fun in the Kakadu lies precisely in the fact that everyone is allowed on the microphone here and relaxed partying. So for fun nightlife with friends or a creative date, Kakadu is the place to be!

Address: Roßpl. 4, 04103 Leipzig

#2 Bavarian Station

If the disused portico on Bayerischer Platz seems a bit strange, you might be interested in the interesting history behind it. From 1842, the station was operated, first by the Sächsisch-Bayerische Eisenbahn-Compagnie. Today, Portikus is a monument to transportation history that can be marveled at on site.

Tip: The Bayerischer Bahnhof brewery is located directly at Portikus. In addition to hearty meals, you’ll be served home-brewed beer here. In summer, a wonderful, Bavarian-inspired beer garden invites you to relax.

Address: Bayrischer Platz 1, 04103 Leipzig

#3 White Elster / Canals

In Leipzig you can experience fantastic canal tours, either on a guided tour or with your own kayak/canoe. There are rental stations at several places in Leipzig where you can rent stand-up paddles, for example. The canals in Leipzig are also connected to the Waldsee Lauer and the Cospudener See. We recommend you to start the tour on the Elster flood basin in the Clara Zetkin Park.

Walk or ride your bike from this location south along Max-Reger-Allee. This is a wide avenue in the middle of the Clara Zetkin Park, which is mainly populated by pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, as you pass through the avenue, you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Elster River flood bed to your right.

After a few minutes you will see the first boat rentals, two alone at the Scheibenholz racecourse and one at the Pleiße riverbed where the Elster and Pleiße split. From there, the exciting boat tour can start!

Tip: Other highlights for boat tours are the Terrace House in Plagwitz, the Karl Heine Canal, the Stilt House and the Palmgarten Weir. If you want to go even further out, you can row on to the Saale River, though paddling experience and the use of a water map is recommended for this.

#4 Weekly Markets

Weekly markets are a great opportunity to get to know the flair of this special city and to buy regional and seasonal specialties. Of course, you’ll find cheese and sausage stands as well as the classic greengrocer. Craftsmanship is also represented at the weekly markets.

These are the most popular weekly markets in Leipzig:

  • Bayrischer Platz (Wednesday and Friday 09:00 to 17:00)
  • Innenstadt / Marktplatz or Augustusplatz (Tuesday and Friday 09:00 to 17:00)
  • Lindenauer Markt (Wednesday and Friday 09:00 to 16:00)

#5 Panometer

For almost 20 years, the German-Iranian artist Yadegar Asisi has been presenting an exhibition of a special kind: inside the Panometer, visitors can see a huge panoramic image that spans the interior walls. Originally, the Panometer was a gasometer until it was shut down in 1977; Asisi gave the building its characteristic name with the artificial word Panometer.

From Everest to the Battle of Leipzig to the Great Barrier Reef and New York 9/11, the artist devotes himself to a wide variety of topics, which is why it’s always worth paying the Panometer a visit.

Address: Richard-Lehmann-Strasse 114, 04275 Leipzig, Germany.

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