The people of Leipzig often refer to their home town as ‘the city of short distances’. Most of the neighbourhoods are within only a few kilometres of each other making travel easy. The World Cup in 2006 was good reason for a grand makeover, and more recently a new S-Bahn train connection was buildt under the city centre, and Leipzig has now emerged from beneath the scaffolding as an even more enticing travel destination.
With no enforced closing time for pubs and restaurants, there are plenty of opportunities to blow off some steam. If you commit the names Drallewatsch, Karli and Connewitz to memory, you’ll always know to which district to go for good wholesome fun. Throw in a world-class zoo, lots of live music and a bathtub race for good measure, and there's your next weekend break.