Going Out

Plagwitz is one of the trendiest districts of Leipzig with a colorful mix of old factories, striking residential areas, and green corners right by the water. Here, old industrial charm meets a new, alternative attitude to life and experimental entrepreneurial spirit.

The district in the west of Leipzig is best explored from the Karl-Heine-Straße, the most famous street of the trendy district. With its many cafés, pubs, shops, the old-timer museum Da Capo and the graffiti area “Wall of Fame”, which is located a little outside, it is the place to meet up and chat.

A few minutes’ walk away, you can find the Karl-Heine-Kanal, where you can walk along the river to the Weiße Elster – past the Kulturhafen Riverboat, where the eponymous TV program was shot. When you arrive at the Weiße Elster, those interested will find a popular photo spot in Leipzig: the unique scenery of the Buntgarnwerke.

Those who wish to explore it from the water, can enjoy the scenery in a real Venetian gondola or on one of the popular boat tours. The waterways are also home to numerous cafés and restaurants, where you can stop during any season.

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Karl-Heine-Straße 93

Today, the Kaiserbad offers international cuisine, homemade cakes, and tasty drinks in the old iron foundry. In good weather, the beer garden attracts many customers and, in colder weather, you can sit comfortably inside with a wonderful view over the Karl-Heine-Kanal.

Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat + Sun 9am-2am

Café Süßwärts

Zschochersche Straße 38

This is where all of your confectionery dreams come true. Sweet delicacies from all over the world make the hearts of all foodies beat faster. Guests can also propose their own favorite recipes and hence expand the menu.

Tues-Sun 12pm-7pm


Gießerstraße 18

The Chinabrenner is dedicated to the Sichuan cuisine and serves dishes that are otherwise found in the many food stalls. The menu entices visitors with well-known dishes such as “tofu in the style of pockmarked old people” and “chicken that makes your mouth water.”

Mon 12pm-3pm, Tues-Sat 12pm-11pm

Beard Brothers & Sisters

Karl-Heine-Straße 69

The Beard Brothers & Sisters serve hot dogs and live music. What is so special about it? The stage is located directly above the bar!

Mon. 12pm-10pm, Tues+Wed 12pm-11pm, Thurs 12pm-2am, Fri 12pm-3am, Sat 1pm-3am, Sun 1pm-11pm


Karl-Heine-Straße stretches for almost two kilometers from Clara-Zetkin-Park to Plagwitz train station. It is the pulsating lifeline of the districts Plagwitz and Lindenau – there is always something going on. A wide range of culinary and cultural offerings as well as all sorts of bars and clubs invite you to visit during the day and at night. Tip: Just go for a walk and explore the colorful highlights on the right and left!

Wall of Fame


The Wall of Fame on the Antonienbrücke is the city’s first officially approved graffiti site. On 320 square meters, graffiti artists can let their creativity run free and legally pursue their art. Everything is represented here, from lettering to comic figures to abstract pieces.


Weißenfelser Straße 65 H

Inside one of the most fascinating buildings of industrial modernity, is the restaurant which impresses with its elegant ambiance and the finest crossover cuisine with classic and international influences. Perfect for your next candlelight dinner!

Mon-Tues 11am-3pm, Wed-Sat 11am-1pm, Sun 9am-1pm