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Leipzig is a fascinating city to visit because of the unique blend of history, literature, music, and a university setting. The Altes Rathaus and the Opernhaus are only two examples of Leipzig's architectural highlights, and there are several galleries, museums, and music venues in the city, making it an ideal destination for art enthusiasts as well. Visit Romanesque cathedrals, Art Nouveau structures, and 16th-century basements frequented by famous composers and poets to take a trip back in time.

For a memorable trip, book your Leipzig car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel for the best deals. Prices for daily car hire in Leipzig start from just €32 for an economy vehicle like an Opel Corsa or similar.

Guide to Leipzig


Leipzig is in the state of Saxony, in east-central Germany. It's roughly 160 kilometres southwest of Berlin in the Leipzig Bay, where the Pleisse and the Parthe join the Weisse Elster.

Climate in Leipzig

You can expect mild summers and cold winters in Leipzig, thanks to its location on a fairly elevated plateau. The average yearly low is -10°C, while the average yearly high is 31°C. Significant amounts of rain falls here throughout the year.


Leipzig has been a trading city since the time of the Holy Roman Empire because of its strategic location at the crossroads of two major mediaeval trade routes. It has long been a key music and publishing hub in Europe. However, after World War II and during the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), its significance slightly waned.

Things to do in Leipzig

Enjoy music by a world-class choir

Visit St. Thomas Church, a 12th-century Romanesque and Neo-Gothic edifice housing the world-famous St. Thomas Boys' Choir. Admission tickets are required to see the renowned choir play motets every weekend. The church was completely rebuilt after WWII and only reopened to the public in 2000. The marble baptismal font, which depicts biblical events, and the bronze epitaphs of notable persons are two of the cathedral's most stunning elements. From 1723 through 1750, the renowned musician Johann Sebastian Bach served as the church's choir leader, and he is buried here. Outside the church, there's a monument honouring Bach during his time as choirmaster.

Take your kids to the zoo

The Leipzig Zoo, one of Germany's greatest zoos, is a great destination for a family outing. More than 850 species of wildlife from Africa, Asia, and South America live in cages that mimic their native habitats at this 1878-founded zoo. The Baikal seal, tapir, koalas, penguins, and black howler monkeys, among other uncommon and exotic creatures, may be found here. The sole German Komodo Dragon may also be seen here, as can the world's largest cat, the Amur tiger, roaming free in a Siberian setting. More than 24,000 plants, including fruits and spices, are used to create a tropical environment. Relax on the Kiara Lodge's balcony and watch giraffes eat leaves while you watch zebras sprint past ostriches, oryx, gazelles, and flamingoes on the savannah. Besides a collection of griffon vultures, the zoo also features one of Germany's largest aquariums, which is home to live corals and reef sharks.

Amaze at Europe’s tallest war memorial

The Völkerschlachtdenkmal, Europe's tallest war memorial, is known as the Battle of the Nations Monument. This 91-meter-tall relic of Wilhelmine architecture is one of Germany's most significant historical landmarks. During the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, Napoleon's army was routed by a Russian, Prussian, Austrian, and Swedish alliance. This massive fight, which involved half a million men, was the last major conflict before the outbreak of WWI. The monument was erected in 1913 to mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict. One level is made of concrete, with granite panels on the exterior, with heroic 12 meter-high sculptures decorating the inner rooms, and the top floor offers a stunning panoramic view. Located underneath the monument is a museum dedicated to the troops who fought here, as well as their equipment.

Eating out in Leipzig

There’s lots of dining options in Leipzig, with restaurants serving worldwide fare as well as regional specialities like schnitzel, dumplings and roast pig from the Saxony region of Germany. Listed below are a few of our top picks for you to consider:

The historic Auerbachs Keller, formerly a beer hall, is a must-see. Goethe, the great German writer, was a frequent visitor and utilised it as the backdrop for a scene from his Faust play. It's now a wonderful place to eat traditional Saxon fare. Chang is the place to go if you're a fan of Thai cuisine. Both the cuisine and the setting are likely to be special experiences. Drogerie is a cosy, family-run restaurant serving seasonal German fare. Wines from throughout the world are available as well, both domestically and imported.

Leipzig Transport


Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) is an international airport located in Schkeuditz, Saxony which serves both Leipzig and Halle.

Getting around Leipzig

In Leipzig, the tram and several bus lines run by LVB serve as the major means of public transportation. Every ten minutes throughout the day, and at least once an hour after dark, most lines run. Bike riding is an additional option. Almost all of the city's rivers and canals have bike paths along one or both banks. Leipzig-based Nextbike, a global public bike-sharing firm, operates a bike-sharing system.

Car hire is also a popular option among those looking for a little bit of extra convenience and flexibility, and some of the most reliable car hire agencies found in Leipzig include Enterprise, Europcar, and Buchbinder.

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FAQs about car hire in Leipzig

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Leipzig

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Leipzig is just €36.
Prices for Leipzig car hire start from just €32 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Leipzig you must be at least 18 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Leipzig car hire agreement upon request.
The best car for exploring Leipzig would be a fuel efficient car like an Opel Corsa or similar.
Leipzig airport is located approximately 29 minutes (21 km) from Leipzig's city centre via the A14 and B2.
Leipzig is a student city and is not very expensive to travel to. You’ll spend around €78 per day.
You can find a Toyota Aygo in the off-peak season for €14.71 per day.
Yes because it’s a great way to move around and explore the city of Leipzig.
Visiting the most popular attractions is a great way to explore Leipzig. Start the day at Augustusplatz then visit the art museums of Leipzig, spend an afternoon at the Leipzig Zoo and try the Leipziger Allerlei.
The best months for good weather in Leipzig are from May to July.
It’s €153 for a week, or €22 per day.
It’s €603.50 for a month, or €21.50 per day.
Price of fuel in Leipzig is between EUR 1.22 and EUR 1.10 per litre.

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