Explore the city of culture and music
Start your city tour from the H2 Hotel Leipzig for example at “Augustusplatz”. Only five minutes by foot – past the “Schwanenteich” and the opera house – to the square, which is one of the largest in Germany. In addition to the opera, the “Gewandhaus” and the university buildings are also located here. In City-Hochhaus – the former "Weisheitszahn” of the University – you can take a seat in the panorama restaurant or step onto the viewing platform to enjoy the unique view of the city centre and the distance.
Continuing towards the city centre, you will pass the St. Nicholas Church and the Mädler-Passage and reach the market square. Here in the old town hall, a visit to the “Stadtgeschichtliches Museum” is worthwhile. Just a few steps away is the St. Thomas Church. Even before the doors of the church you will be greeted by the statue of probably its most famous cantor Johann Sebastian Bach, and every now and then you can listen to the angelic voices of the internationally renowned “Thomanerchor” at a motet.
The city of culture and music also has other museums worth visiting. Visit the “Grassimuseum”, for example. The museum building, built between 1925 and 1929 in the style of the New Objectivity and Art Déco, houses the “Museum für Angewandte Kunst”, the Museum of Ethnology and the Museum of Musical Instruments. The Leipzig Panometer provides impressive insights and views. In the former gasometer from 1910, a 105-metre-long, 30-metre-high panorama picture of Yadegar Asisi and a supplementary exhibition can be seen. After Amazonia, Leipzig 1813 and the Great Barrier Reef , a panorama of the sunken Titanic can currently be seen.
Music lovers can learn a lot about famous composers in the “Bach-Museum”, the “Schumann-Haus” or the “Mendelssohn-Haus”. In the “Mendelssohn-Haus” you have the unique opportunity to conduct a virtual orchestra yourself. You can learn exciting facts about German history at the “Zeitgeschichtliches Forum” or in the “Stasi-Museum” in the former district administration of the State Security. In addition to the “Museum der bildende Künste” in the city centre, art connoisseurs also visit the former “Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei” in Lindenau, which is regarded as the creative centre of modern art in Leipzig. Besides Neo Rauch, Rosa Loy or Tilo Baumgärtel, almost a hundred other artists, designers and artisans have their galleries, workshops and studios here.
The city of Leipzig is crossed by the alluvial forest along the entire north-south length and offers fantastic opportunities for actively sporty people for bike ride or walks in nature. The “Clara-Park” and the “Johanna-Park” as well as the Rosental valley, from which you can also take a look into the “Zoo show window”, are examples of parks close to the centre. You can also hire a bike and discover the great lakes in the south of the city. Anyone who wants to have a day full of fun and adventure with their children will also find the opportunity to do so in the “Belantis” theme park located just outside the city. Stay overnight in Leipzig in a central location for a decent price at the H2 Hotel Leipzig and discover a fascinating city!
Monument to the Battle of the Nations
On the centenary of the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig, an impressive memorial was inaugurated at one of the theatres of war in memory of the more than 90,000 who died in October 1813. As one of the largest monuments in Europe, it is 91 metres high and made of around 300,000 tonnes of building material. Climb the 500 steps to the viewing platform and visit the monumental “Ruhmeshalle”. The attached museum provides historical information.
Red Bull Arena Leipzig
The stadium can be easily reached from the H2 Hotel Leipzig by tram. Take part in a guided tour of the stadium and take a look behind the scenes of the "Red Bulls". Concerts and events are regularly held on the listed festival grounds in front of the stadium. The Leipzig Sports Forum also includes the “Arena Leipzig”, the “DHfK” Sports University, the “Olympiastützpunkt” as well as the collection and archive of the Sports Museum, which is not currently open to the public.