Kriebstein Castle ©Siesing

Kriebstein Castle ©Siesing

Pier 1 at Lake Cospuden

Pier 1 at Lake Cospuden (©Hüller Fotografie)

Trips on the waterways © TVLN C.Hüller

Trips on the waterways © TVLN C.Hüller

Dahlen Heath © W.Siesing

Dahlen Heath © W.Siesing

Mulde Cycle Route near Trebsen © F.Schmidt

Mulde Cycle Route near Trebsen © F.Schmidt

Lake Grillen (©Hüller Fotografie)

Castles and palaces, mile after mile of idyllic cycling and hiking trails, a spellbinding lakeland landscape with family-friendly waterways, and the vibrant, cultural city of Leipzig – find all this and more to choose from in the city and region of Leipzig. Whether you prefer the thrill of white-water rafting, a spectacular roller-coaster ride or a charming boat trip, or would rather set off on a long hike exploring the wild and romantic riverscapes along the Mulde and the Elbe, or embark on a fascinating tour of Saxony’s history, the Leipzig region offers a whole host of possibilities. Welcome to Leipzig Region!
 

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CULTURE & PLEASURE

© C. Hüller Fotografie
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Mighty fortresses, magnificent palaces, ancient mills and ornate churches bear witness to the region’s rich cultural history. This is a region of manor houses and monasteries with gardens where fruit and medicinal plants were grown as far back as the Middle Ages. This tradition of cultivating fruit dates back over 800 years and continues to this day in the Saxon ‘Obstland’ (‘fruit country’) between Mügeln, Leisnig and Dürrweitzschen.
And of course, the region is also brimming with stories about the actions and impacts of key individuals. One such individual was Martin Luther; you can follow in his footsteps on the Luther Trail in Saxony.
Regional industrial heritage also plays an important role in Region Leipzig, so a visit to the open-air exhibition at the Mining and Technology Park, featuring original open-cast mining equipment, is not to be missed. A journey between Oschatz, Mügeln and Glossen on the “Wild Robert” narrow-gauge railway, which is over 125 years old, or on the unique historical horse-drawn tram in Döbeln, will delight anyone with an enthusiasm for the history of rail travel.
The tuneful organs created by well-known master-builders, such as Silbermann and Kreutzbach, are cultural gems of quite a different type. The wealth and variety of the organs, which can still be played, draws many music lovers to the region every year.

 

WATER & VITALITY

Cospudener See © TVLN C.Hüller
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More than 20 large lakes spanning a total surface area of 70 km² await visitors to the region around Leipzig.
The network of waterways is particularly well-loved by canoeists and kayakers. Here, natural watercourses connect the cultural city of Leipzig to the newly created lakes surrounding it. You can discover the city and its surroundings from these family-friendly waterways in a canoe or rowing boat.  A boat trip from the harbour to Lake Cospuden, passing through the idyllic riverside forest on the way, is highly recommended. If you would prefer something a little more active, you can try your hand at kitesurfing, white-water rafting in the Markkleeberg Canoe Park, or wakeboarding. And of course, other water lovers who enjoy diving, sailing or simply swimming will find plenty to entertain them in Region Leipzig.

 

ACTIVITY & NATURE

Wandern im Heideland © www.best-of-wandern.de/ T.Bichler
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Whether you bring your bike or your walking boots, recreational athletes will find that the Leipzig region ticks all the boxes when it comes to exercise and getting away from it all.
Away from the water, there are well signposted cycle and hiking trails through the idyllic setting of the Dahlen Heath and Wermsdorf Forest. The many paths lead you through some delightful corners of the region. In Düben Heath alone, there is a 500-km network of cycle paths. A top tip if you like heading out on a bike is the Mulde Cycle Route, which runs for 230 kilometres through the fairytale river landscape.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to swing through the trees like Tarzan, or run up a tower like Spiderman, we recommend trying out one of the climbing and parkour trails in Kriebstein, Lake Albrechtshain or Mockau Climbing Tower.
No matter what you choose to do, there are countless opportunities for filling your stay with exercise, fun and relaxation.