The small district of Lindenau is one of the hippest places in Leipzig and, at the same time, is a real recreational area. The banks of the Karl Heine Canal, the Elster basin, and the palm garden offer many opportunities to look for a quiet place to leave your troubles behind. Walk along the canal to the port of Lindenau or take a walk to the water with kayaks and canoes. The green area of the palm garden invites you to take a stroll or to simply sit back and relax. Despite the modest size of the district, it never gets boring. The charm of the former industrial community attracts all sorts of creative minds who generate something new and, above all, something extraordinary at every turn. Thanks to the “Stadthalten” project, vacant lots and brownfield sites, for example, have been decorated with artistic stagings that make Lindenau even more lively today. Many young families, artists, but also the “old-established” nationals live here. In the colorful bustle of Karl-Heine-Straße, with a direct connection to the neighboring Plagwitz district, there is always something new to discover at any time of the day – or night. Together with our Leipzig Facebook groups, we have put together for you a list of the attractions of the district and real insider tips in Lindenau .
If you fancy enjoying a pleasant meal outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, Wild Heinz is the place for you. The owners serve all sorts of amazing goodies in their large garden and, in cold weather, you can sit in the log cabin next to the cozy wood burning stove.
Tues-Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 3pm-12am, Sun 3pm-8pm
The theater pub in the Neue Schauspiel Leipzig serves drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Here, artists, theater guests and walk-in customers meet for talks, concerts, vernissages and various other events – or just for a beer after work.
Mon-Fri 7pm-2am, Sat+Sun 3.30pm-2am
At the KAZIMIR you can find both second-hand items as well as homemade goods. The shop is also the studio and workshop of the five founders which always offers new treasures to browse, buy and gift.
Wed-Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 12pm-5pm
The Karl-Heine-Kanal crosses the west of the city over a distance of about three kilometers and connects the Lindenau harbor with the Weiße Elster. During a boat trip along this Leipzig cultural landmark, there are many architectural masterpieces of different eras and gorgeous natural landscapes to discover. Sports fans can also explore the canal by canoe or stand-up paddle board or cycle along the waterway. Various cafés, restaurants and benches along the canal invite you to sit down and relax.
On the edge of Lindenau, the site of the old cotton mill spans an area of ten hectares. In the 19th century, it was home to the largest cotton mill in continental Europe, with its own factory town with production buildings, workers’ housing and its own kindergarten. Today, several galleries and artist studios can be found here. Various workshops, shops, and a center for contemporary art have also been established on the site.
Skateboard lovers will get their money’s worth at the Shredderei. The store is located on the site of a former wallpaper factory and is dedicated to the production of skateboards. The collections are designed by local artists.
Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 12pm-6pm
The Richard-Wagner-Hain is a park on both sides of the Elster basin. Originally intended as a memorial complex for the Leipzig composer Richard Wagner, the extensive area today invites you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Every summer, the multi-day radio play summer festival takes place there.
All rooms in the Hostel & Garten Eden in the west of Leipzig have been designed by local artists. The lovely interior and the large garden make every stay a special experience.
The Garderobe (The Cloakroom) in Merseburger Straße invites visitors to extensively browse their wide range of second-hand clothing. From bags to summer dresses to colorful Hawaiian shirts, there’s something here for everyone and every taste.
Wed-Fri 1pm-6.30pm, Sat 12pm-5pm
The Schaubühne Lindenfels is an indispensable part of Leipzig’s cultural scene. The program includes dance, theater, performance, and film as well as other forms of culture. Here, artists with different backgrounds and disciplines can present their creations.
Mon-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-10pm
A few years ago, an artistic center was created on the site of the former wallpaper factory. Galleries are lined with workshops, studios, showrooms and offices. The charm of the old industrial architecture continues to exist.