Since 1981, Lyon has been twinned with the city of Leipzig, which translates in many ways including several cultural partnerships. Located in the eastern part of Germany, some 185 km south-east of Berlin, Leipzig has a lot to offer, from splendid locations to fascinating stories. Here are five spots that, according to the communities, are well worth the visit.
The Karl-Heine-Kanal runs through the western part of the city over some three kilometers and connects the Lindenau Harbour to the Weiße Elster. A boat trip along this cultural landmark of Leipzig will give you the opportunity to admire many architectural masterworks of various times and to enjoy the astounding beauty of the natural landscapes. Sports enthusiasts can also explore the canal in a canoe, on a stand-up paddle or by cycling along the waterway.
WALL OF FAME | Antonienstraße
The Wall of Fame on Antonienbrücke is the first graffiti space officially approved by the town. Graffiti artists were given a 320 sq. m surface to let their creativity run free and pursue their art lawfully. All kinds of tag art are represented here, from bubble-type lettering to comics to abstract pieces.
STELZENHAUS | Weißenfelser Straße 65 H
Housed inside one of the most fascinating buildings of the modern industrial area is a restaurant that impresses with its elegant atmosphere and offers the finest cuisine fusing classic and international inspirations. If you’re looking for the right place for a candlelit dinner, you’re in for a treat!
CAFÉ BUBU | Täubchenweg 88
After ordering a home-made dish or beverage, just sit back and relax, and bask in the friendly atmosphere of this very cozy café. Feeling a bit peckish? The establishment serves food all day long, whether it is breakfast, afternoon tea or lunch. In the evening, it often hosts concerts or public readings.
Affectionately dubbed ‘Karli’ by the local population, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße is one of Leipzig’s most famous streets. With its host of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops, it invites passersby to sit back and explore the neighborhood’s shops – there is something for every taste. Karli is also renowned for its cartoon-like house painted by Michael Fischer-Art, its cultural monument for families, Löffelfamilie, and an iconic photo booth that became an institution for whoever passes by.