Leipzig and things to explore

The HMT library team recommendes their "Leipziger Mischung" -- things to explore and enjoy in Leipzig

Speis und Trank
Addis CaféEthiopian delights in Leipzig’s center 
BacksteinOffers tasty breads in the garden of the GFZK close to the HMT
BarcelonaA fine bar with a pleasant beer garden, located in the Gottschedstraße
Café CantonaA trendy café in down town Leipzig next to the public library
Café GrundmannA Vienna coffee house with attached confectionery shop in the “Südvorstadt” 
Café MaitreA French bistro and pâtisserie in the “Südvorstadt” 
DeliEnjoy vegan burgers, sandwiches, soups, and cake in the hip Connewitz neighborhood
Airplane restaurantThis restaurant, situated on the wing of an IL62, offers a spectacular view of the vibrant Connewitz neighborhood
Frau KrauseA real institution of the Connewitz pub scene
Kaffeehaus RiquetA traditional coffee house in the center of Leipzig, near St. Nicholas Church
Kung FoodAn authentic Chinese restaurant offering lunchtime specials (including vegan and vegetarian meals) located near the HMT
Marshalls MumA cozy café in the “Südvorstadt” serving cupcakes and cake for foodies (vegan)
SymbioseA charming  restaurant in the “Südvorstadt” (vegan, wholefoods) 
UmaiiA Japanese ramen bar in downtown Leipzig near St. Thomas Church (also serves vegan)
WaldfriedenServes home-style cooking à la Connewitz
Zest  A vegan gourmet restaurant in Connewitz
 
Ausflug in Stadt und Natur
AuenwaldEurope’s largest inner city riparian forest and one of the most extensive in Central Europe altogether. Located in the flooding area of the rivers Elster, Pleiße, and Luppe, it offers a whole variety of possibilities for hiking, bicycling, canoeing, and marveling at its flora and fauna
Aussichtsplattform Uniriese (Panoramatower)The most spectacular view of the city and its environs Leipzig has to offer (inclusive during Farewelldinner on July 27)
Botanischer GartenThe botanical garden of Leipzig University. Admission to the outdoor grounds is free of charge
Clara-Zetkin-Park

Leipzig’s largest park, located between the center and the “Elsterflutbett”. A bandstand, playgrounds, and food venues can be found here in just 5 minutes walking distance from the HMT

https://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/parks-waelder-und-friedhoefe/parks-und-gruenanlagen/clara-zetkin-park/karte-und-nutzungszonen/, http://www.musikpavillon-leipzig.de/

The lock in ConnewitzStroll there, sit, watch, relax 
Cospudener SeeThe closest lake in Leipzig’s lake district. Reach the “Cossi” in 20 minutes by bike, jump in at the “Nordstrand”, have an ice cream, scale the observation tower “Bistumshöhe” in the lake’s South, visit the "Think Festivalon July 29
NeuseenlandA lake district surrounding Leipzig, consisting of flooded and often connected open-cast mines, providing all sorts of recreational activities
Canoe tours

Rent a boat and take to the water. Discover the “Elster”, “Pleiße”, and “Karl-Heine” canals! Watch out the Kingfisher!

http://www.stadthafen-leipzig.com/, http://www.bootsverleih-herold.de/, https://www.bootsverleih-am-wildpark.com/

Richard-Wagner-HainA park located between the “Elsterwehr” and the “Zeppelinbrücke”. Enjoy the evening sun here, and follow with culinary treats at "Zierlich Manierlich"
RosentalturmA popular observation tower in the northern “Rosental” (“Rose Valley”), offering a fantastic view of Leipzig for those not scared of heights
SachsenbrückeWitness spontaneous street art performances at this vibrant spot in Clara-Zetkin-Park, 5 minutes from the HMT
WaldstraßenviertelTake a walk through one of Europe’s most extensive and intact Gründerzeit neighborhoods, north-west of the Ring road
Wildlife parkNaturnahe Tierparkanlage mit einheimischen Tierarten im südlichen Auenwald/Connewitz, mit Spielplätzen, Ausstellung, Erlebnispfad, Gastronomie

 

Kultur und Freizeit
Kinobar Prager FrühlingA small arthouse movie theatre in the middle of Connewitz
Museum für DruckkunstThis colorful and enthralling permanent exhibition on the art of printing also offers information on music printing
Musikalienhandlung OelsnerA music shop with a long standing tradition in downtown Leipzig
Plattenläden

There is a wide variety of opportunities for record aficionados to go treasure hunting. For instance, in shops along the “Peterssteinweg”, reachable by foot from the HMT

http://www.klangkombinat-leipzig.de/google.html, https://phonocentrum.jimdo.com/

Schaubühne Theater and cinema surrounded by the special flair of the Karl Heine Street in the Plagwitz neighborhood
Sommerkino auf der Feinkost(Almost) open air movie screenings in the “Südvorstadt”
Sommertheater 

Open air theater performances on various stages in Leipzig

https://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/kunst-und-kultur/buehne/sommertheater/

Spinnerei / Luru-KinoA small movie theater located on the premises of a former cotton mill
Stadtgeschichtliches Museum LeipzigNotable collection of Leipzigs music and theatre history, also including a lock of Richard Wagner’s hair
UT ConnewitzA huge variety of events are hosted in this original movie theater in Connewitz – one of Germany’s oldest
Werk 2An event venue located directly at the “Connewitzer Kreuz”