It’s no coincidence Leipzig is regarded as the musical capital of Germany: a lot of remarkable music representatives got an education here, lived in Leipzig or were born in the city. Every year many festivals and concerts of classic music are arranged in Leipzig attracting a great number of tourists and lovers of the arts.
One of the most outstanding and major events in summer is the Classic Open Air festival that is held on the Market Square of the town. For the first time it was organized in 1994, and since that time the festival is taken every year.
The Classic Open Air festival in Leipzig lasts for a week where you can enjoy different styles of music and singing – not only the masters of classical music are taking part in the event but also the artists of jazz, rock, pop, and swing music perform on the stage of the open-air festival.
*The program 2018 of Classic Open Leipzig will be announced soon.
The guests of the festival take the seats at the tables arranged in front of the stage and savor the music. Several restaurants offer their meals and serve the visitors during the concert. The Classic Open Air festival always gathers many spectators, that is why we recommend you to book a hotel in Leipzig in advance.
The entrance to the music festival is free.
If you travel to the Classic Open Leipzig by car, you can leave your vehicle in one of many parking lots that are provided in the center of the city:
|Q-Park underroof parking||2 € per hour; maximum – 15 €|
|Parkhaus Petersbogen APCOA||2.10 € per hour; maximum fee – 10 €|
|Parkhaus Karstadt Leipzig||The first two hours will cost you 3 €, every next hour – 2 €; maximum – 9 €|
|Oelssners Hof park house||0.80 € per half an hour, from 6 am to 8 pm – 6 €|
|Höfe am Brühl||The first hour – 1.30 €, starting from the fourth hour – 2 €; maximum – 9 €|
The center of Leipzig becomes a pedestrian zone during the festival from 10 am to 10 pm. For this reason, in case you come to the festival by bike, you should park it as well. There are a lot of bicycle parking facilities around the Market Square, so you will find a place for your vehicle for sure.
For those who come to Leipzig from another place by train, you can easily reach the Market Square by foot from the Main Train Station of Leipzig. You can also use the Leipzig City Tunnel to get to the Classic Open Air.
Coming to the fest by city tram, it is better to get off at any station near the central city ring.
There is a great number of hotels, hostels, and guest-houses around the Market Square of the city of Leipzig. The prices for accommodation at the hotels are diverse from 40 Euro to 250 Euro per night. We would like to turn your attention to the three-star Best Western Hotel that is located not far from the Market Square and in close vicinity to the Leipzig Central Railway Station. The cozy hotel offers not big but stylish and tidy rooms with a coffee maker. The early room reservation rate starts from 50 Euro at the hotel. BW Hotel Leipzig has a sauna that can be used by the guests of the hotel free of charge.
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