Gallery Autumn Tour at SPINNEREI (Cotton Mill Leipzig) | September 8 and 9

The former cotton mill in Leipzig Plagwitz opens its doors for its traditional September Gallery Tour.

Many galleries and exhibition spaces will open new exhibitions on September 8 and 9. Not only are the galleries interesting and very diverse, but also the site itself is an interesting industrial monument and definitely worth a visit.

For further information, see the SPINNEREI website.

Photo: Thomas Riese

Soccer World Cup – Public Viewing in Leipzig June 14 – July 15

The world’s biggest sporting event is coming soon – the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which takes place from June 14 until July 15.

Here you find a list of  the best spots for public viewing in Leipzig, where you can enjoy the games together with your family and friends.

Our favourite spots are Musikpavillon Leipzig and Glashaus Leipzig, but watching the games at RB Arena with thousands of other fans will be a lot of fun, too.

Photo: pixabay


Bachfest Leipzig, June 8-17 2018

The Bach festival is a very important musical festival in Leipzig that attracts 75 000 visitors every year. Musical pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and other important classical composers are performed in different locations all around the city centre in more than 100 events.

This year’s motto is “Zyklen” (cycles). You can listen to many pieces by Bach which are related to lutheran chorals and to the reformation.

There is also a “Bach Open Air” at the market place in Leipzig which is free of charge and a good opportunity for those who want to enjoy classical music in a relaxed environment.

For more information, see:


Wave-Gotik-Treffen | 18.-21.05.2018

The famous culture and music festival takes place every year in Leipzig since 1992. From May 18 to May 21, the annual world festival for “dark” music and arts will transform Leipzig into a black city. About 20.000 visitors from all over the world come to Leipzig for this gothic event.

All over the city, different concerts and events attract both visitors and locals from Leipzig. For more information, see the article about this year’s festival at Leipzig Glocal Blog and the official festival homepage.

A special recommendation: The Victorian Picnic on Friday, May 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Clara-Zetkin Park is totally worth a visit as you will have the chance to see how people dress up in Victorian, steampunk, baroque or all kinds of neo/dark romantic styles.

Picture: © Stadt Leipzig/ Bolko Kosel

Leipzig Book Fair March 23 – 26, 2017

March in Leipzig is characterized by reading. The Leipzig Book Fair and its reading festival “Leipzig reads” are the spring events of the book and media sector. Authors, readers and publishing companies meet to collect information, to engage in exchange and discover what is new. Look forward to diving deeply into the diverse theme areas and the extensive program.

Leipzig offers a unique combination of Fair and the Reading Festival Leipzig reads. Especially this mixture makes the book fair an exciting and varied experience for young and old. The motto is: for four days dive into the fascinating world of literature and discover exciting new publications, authors, programs and publishing companies.

The fair is open for the general public and professional visitors every day, Sunday is family day.

Here you can read more about our individual brands and Theme areas of the book fair.

English theatre-Venus in fur

THE ENGLISH THEATRE LEIPZIG shows in corporation with DAS NEUE SCHAUPIEL the Broadway World success by David Ives “Venus in fur”, a sexy drama/comedy based on the novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch from 1870. The novella is part of his epic series Legacy of Cain and the origin of masochism as we know it today.

Story: A young, vulgar and unschooled actress shows up to audition for the lead role of a new theatre production. The prestigious theatre director is not confident about her approach but eventually he lets her audition. And finally sees her as the perfect cast. A bizarre game of power and submission begins and nobody really knows who’s dominating whom. Only one thing seems perfectly clear: something is wrong with this woman.

with Madlen Meyer and Peter Seaton-Clark
director Florian Dedio

Premiere: March 23, 2017 at 8pm
additional shows: March 24, 30/31, April 07/8 at 8pm

Daniel Amman



Night Flea Market at Kohlrabizirkus

Address: An den Tierkliniken 42 | 04103 Leipzig

Don’t miss this year’s popular night flea market in Leipzig. The event has tradition already, celebrating this year it’s 17th birthday. Awarded as one of TOP 10 flea markets in Germany with over 200 dealer offer rare, nostalgic, cult and useful items, from books, dolls, paintings, clothing, photographs, books, records and furniture et cetera the market offers something for everybody. The location Kohlrabizirkus is famous for its unique and charming architecture.

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Opening hours from 3pm – 11pm


Daniel Amman

Network meeting 2017

On January 18, the network members gathered in the cultural centre „Moritzbastei“ to bring themselves up to date about the most recent developments within the project “Welcome to Leipzig”.

The event started with a review about the results of the project year 2016, e.g. the launch of the new web platform (which you are visiting right now), the organization of several events (cultural workshops, an international summer party etc.) and the translation of many documents into English for the project partners.

In the following, different stakeholders gave short presentations on the situation of refugees in Leipzig, the plans for a new welcome centre lead by the City of Leipzig, the current Resident Registration Act and on pensions for international researchers.

Later on, the guests had the possibility of getting to know each other better over a cup of coffee and some snacks and to inform themselves about different topics at information desks.

Overall, it was a fruitful afternoon and a good start of the new project year 2017.

Christmas and St. Nikolas

Christmas and St Nicholas

December 6, 2016 was the date of the Christmas-get-together at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ. International scientists and their families had the chance to learn everything important to know about St Nicholas and to meet him in person. A mix of international food specialties was served, combined with music from the UFZ choir and some fun games.

On December 16, 2016 the residents of the Guest-House Werner-Heisenberg celebrated their Christmas party. The afternoon started with a cozy get together with typical Christmas Stollen, tea and coffee followed by singing of typical Christmas songs, sung in the individual language. Later a short visit from the North Pole the kids got their presents from Santa Claus in exchange for another Christmas Song. The highlight of the Christmas Party was a traditional German christmas dinner consisting of goose, red cabbage and dumplings.

Report by Daniel Amman

by Steffen Junghans

Titanic Exhibition at Asisi Panometer Leipzig opens in January

We would like to invite you the new exhibition  at Panometer Leipzig – Titanic.

The focus of TITANIC is less on the actual disaster of 1912 than it is on the sinking of the passenger liner as an example of the hubris of man, who attempts and invariably fails to dominate nature with his creative efforts.

The observer is treated to a view of the shipwreck some 3800 metres below sea level. Artificial lighting allows visitors to discover the tragic proportions of this disaster. Recognisable are both the wreck, broken into two pieces and the vast amount of everyday items, technical equipment and luggage surrounding it.

This project is currently in planning and will open at Leipzig’s Panometer in January 2017.

For more information see here.


blog title photo by Steffen Junghans