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Apart from being the hometown of Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn, Leipzig is also one of Germany’s tourism hot spots, and a centre for commerce and culture. With its rich history, beautiful architecture, a vibrant cultural scene, great shopping and a lively nightlife, Leipzig bids you welcome!


Population 500,000
Currency 1 euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Mon-Fri 9 am-8 pm, shorter opening hours in some shops on Saturdays, Sundays closed.
Newspapers Leipziger Volkszeitung - for news, information and events calendar
Emergency numbers Police: 110
Fire brigade and ambulance: 112
Tourist information Katharinenstraße 8
Mon-Fri 9.30 am-6 pm, (Nov-Feb 10 am - 6 pm)
Sat 9.30am-4 pm, public holidays 10 am-4 pm
Sun/Public holidays 9.30 am – 3 pm