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What’s on in Leipzig - events 2020

Leipzig is one of the centers of Saxon and German cultural, musical, sports and trade life, with an abundance of festivals, concerts, trade fairs, exhibitions, various sports events, and competitions being held here throughout the year.

Whether you’re a frequent guest at the concerts and theatres, a dedicated sports fan, an art and history lover, marveling at the treasures of Leipzig museums and galleries, a businessman interested in representing the company products and services and seeing over the latest industry trends, a shopping fan, strolling through the shopping malls and flea markets, or a fierce clubber — you will definitely find something to do and experience in Leipzig.

Needless to say that you can easily get lost with the variety of all the activities that can be undertaken. HotelFriend offers you a comprehensive guide for Leipzig events of 2020 so that you can easily choose something that will suit your tastes and correspond with your interests, and save your time and effort.

Leipzig concerts and music performances in 2020

With its world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, St. Thomas Boys Church, Opera House, and rich musical history, spattered with such names as J.S.Bach, F.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, R. Wagner, Clara, and Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg and Gustav Mahler, Leipzig has gained a reputation of the city of music. Music lovers of all kinds can find something interesting here, be that classical music concerts, spectacular instrumental shows or performances of local and international stars and popular bands.

Concerts and shows in Leipzig are being hosted in various venues, from large halls to small nightclubs, with the biggest shows usually happening in huge Red Bull Arena, iconic Gewandhaus and Opera House.

For the clubbers, the city can offer a variety of nightclubs, such as Distillery, Werk 2, Täubchenthal, Felsenkeller, FlowerPower, and others where many concerts also take place.

Metallica concert in London 22.10.2017

Photo: Metallica in London 22.10.2017 by Raph_PH

Leipzig concerts program - schedule for 2020

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Musikalische Komödie: The Mock Marriage by Franz Lehár Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Lehár at Leipzig's remarkable Musikalische Komödie. L ehár, Franz – The Mock Marriage The program is subject to change. 11/04/2020 12/04/2020 15/04/2020 02/05/2020 03/05/2020 20/06/2020 21/06/2020


Venussaal From €21
La Traviata: Oper Leipzig Andreas Homoki, artistic director of the Opera Zurich, directs a brilliant staging of a classic Italian opera at the Oper Leipzig. Verdi's opera in three acts is based on the libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, itself an adaptation of the novel Die Kameliendame by Alexandre Dumas. 13/04/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €39
Andris Nelsons & Lisa Batiashvili at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Dvořák, Bartók, and Maskats at Leipzig's treasured and world‐renowned Gewandhaus zu Leipzig. 30/04/2020 01/05/2020 Gewandhaus zu Leipzig — Grosser Saal From €27
Mozart, The Magic Flute: Oper Leipzig Tamino, a handsome prince who is lost in the forest, is pursued by a serpent. He faints from fatigue and three ladies, attendants of the queen, in black robes, appear and kill the serpent … Thus begins the charming tale of The Magic Flute, one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire. Grand opera in two acts. Lyrics by Emanuel Schikaneder. 02/05/2020 09/05/2020 15/05/2020 31/05/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €45
Musikalische Komödie Westbad: Love Music LoveMusik tells the story of an extraordinary romance: In Berlin in the golden ‘20s, a young Kurt Weill meets and falls in love with Lotte Lenya, a Viennese actress, and singer from a humble working‐class background. They marry, divorce, and eventually find their way back to one other. 07/05/2020 08/05/2020 Westbad Leipzig — Main Hall From €21
St. John's Passion: Ballet Leipzig Experience Bach's famous oratorio in a unique way. Choreographer Mario Schröder brings Bach's monumental work to life on the stage of the Oper Leipzig with the ballet corps of the opera. 08/05/2020 17/05/2020 19/06/2020 04/07/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €39
Andris Nelsons: Beethoven & Strauss at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Beethoven and Strauss at Leipzig's treasured and world‐renowned Gewandhaus zu Leipzig. 15/05/2020 Gewandhaus zu Leipzig — Grosser Saal From €66
Der Freischütz at Oper Leipzig Director Christian von Götz and Dieter Richter, his set designer, present a production that goes beyond the purely psychological interpretation of history, choosing to play with superstition and fear in a world where belief in God and the devil is of the utmost importance. 16/05/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €39
Musikalische Komödie: Der Vogelhändler Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Zeller at Leipzig's remarkable Musikalische Komödie. 21/05/2020 Westbad Leipzig — Main Hall From €30
Herbert Blomstedt at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig See the art of classical music at its best in this performance at Leipzig's Gewandhaus zu Leipzig with Herbert Blomstedt playing selected works by Brahms. 28/05/2020 29/05/2020 30/05/2020 Gewandhaus zu Leipzig — Grosser Saal From €27
The Flying Dutchman at Oper Leipzig The Flying Dutchman is a romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner, who wrote both the music and libretto. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in Dresden in 1843 and was a moderate success. As the composer himself wrote, he was inspired to write this opera after a stormy and dangerous voyage from Riga to London that he undertook with his wife – an adventure that made him experience the legend of the Flying Dutchman in real life. 30/05/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €39
Richard Wagner: Tristan & Isolde at Oper Leipzig Experience opera like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Wagner at Leipzig's remarkable Oper Leipzig. 01/06/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €20
Musikalische Komödie: Jesus Christ Supersta Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Webber at Leipzig's remarkable Musikalische Komödie. 12/06/2020 13/06/2020 14/06/2020 16/06/2020 17/06/2020 Venussaal From €23
Missa solemnis by Ludwig van Beethoven at Oper Leipzig Experience opera like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Beethoven at Leipzig's remarkable Oper Leipzig. 12/06/2020 13/06/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €45
The Merry Widow: Musikalische Komödie Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Lehár at Leipzig's remarkable Musikalische Komödie. 27/06/2020 09/07/2020 10/07/2020

Musikalische Komödie — Venussaal From €29
Capriccio by Richard Strauss at Oper Leipzig Experience opera like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Strauss at Leipzig's remarkable Oper Leipzig. 28/06/2020 05/07/2020 11/07/2020 Oper Leipzig — Main Hall From €45
The Magic Flute Grand Opera in two acts. 06/09/2020 18/09/2020 04/10/2020 22/11/2020 Opernhaus Family day: for families, any seat is 16 €
Blue Monday The Leipzig Ballet team has prepared an exclusive program for these salon evenings: artist conversations, detailed choreography work, and dance improvisations. Our “Blue Mondays” are preliminary ideas and pencil sketches for what will eventually become full ballet performances; they are an intimate look behind the scenes at the dance in its conceptual stages. 07/09/2020 Uwe Scholz Saal Opernhaus -
Madama Butterfly Japanese tragedy in three acts. 11/09/2020 20/09/2020 Opernhaus -
Play Me and Old Tune Cusch Jung, artistic director of the Musikalische Komödie, presents his revue »Spiel mir eine alte Melodie – Play Me an Old Tune«. The program is full of popular melodies from the first half of the 20th century, specially orchestrated for the Orchestra of the Musikalische Komödie. 12/09/2020 13/09/2020 27/09/2020 Westbad -
Rituale - Premiere In Rituale, two disparate cultures meet in Mario Schröder’s choreographic world premiere: European and Japanese culture. Schröder raises the question of the collective and individual mechanisms of rituals, set to the music of Franz Schubert’s string quartet Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden) and Tōru Takemitsu’s RAN suites. 03/10/2020 11/10/2020 30/10/2020 06/11/2020 21/11/2020 27/11/2020 Opernhaus -
Lohengrin - Premiere Romantic Opera in three acts. Richard Wagner’s opera Lohengrin is the story of the futile search for happiness, undertaken by two individuals at odds with their ascribed societal attributes. 07/11/2020 15/11/2020 28/11/2020 Opernhaus -
Il trovatore - Premiere Lyric drama in four parts. Even before our story starts, disaster is already running its course: Azucena is said to have killed old Count Luna’s son in revenge for her own mother’s death, burned at the stake as a witch. But in her delirium, she murders her own son. Manrico, the brother of the young count, survives and is raised by Azucena, who believes she is raising her own biological child. Now the brothers face each other as rivals…  29/11/2020 06/12/2020 11/12/2020 Opernhaus
Die Kinokönigin - Premiere Operetta in two parts. With rhythmic verve and immortal hit melodies like “In the night when love awakes,” Jean Gilbert’s little-known Queen of Movies revives the golden age of screen divas and silent movie heroes. A true operetta discovery! 11/12/2020 12/12/2020 13/12/2020 26/12/2020 27/12/2020 Musikalische Komödie -
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Musical in two acts. With Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak created an ­international epic; David Lean’s Hollywood film based on the novel would go on to win five Academy Awards. Now, for the first time, the tale of this poet-physician takes the stage as a grand musical. 20/12/2020 22/12/2020

Musikalische Komödie -
Hänsel und Gretel Fairy tale opera in three scenes. For children 8 and older.  20/12/2020 Opernhaus -
Gala-Konzert zum Jahreswechsel New Year’s Eve Gala has become a highlight of Leipzig’s social calendar. Featuring the Gewandhaus Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Ulf Schirmer, the Chorus and soloists of the Oper Leipzig, and the Leipzig Ballet, the evening captures everything that makes the Oper Leipzig what it is: Tradition, quality, and diversity. 30/12/2020 Opernhaus -
The Duchess of Chicago Operetta in two acts with prelude and postlude. In this piece, Emmerich Kálmán deftly juxtaposes elements of jazz and the foxtrot with the Viennese Waltz and the Hungarian Czárdás. 30/12/2020 31/12/2020 Musikalische Komödie -
Silvester-Gala New Year’s Eve concert 31/12/2020 Opernhaus -
Silvester-Party Directly following New Year’s Eve Gala, visitors will celebrate in the opera house’s foyers and lounges. The house caterers will have food and drinks on offer, too. 31/12/2020 Opernhaus -

*Please note that some concerts may be canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Leipzig Festivals in 2020

Manga Comic-Con in Leipzig

The festivals in Leipzig are like cultural magnets, drawing the attention of hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly and attracting hundreds of artists and performers of all kinds. Be that classical music festival, such as world-famous Leipzig BachFest, Richard Wagner Festival, Schumann Festival Week and Classic Open, or huge international rock and punk fests or gatherings of the representatives of non-mainstream cultures and fashion, such as Highfield Festival or Gotik Wave Treffen festivals, or various sports, lifestyle and culinary festivals — everybody can find something exciting to experience here.

Photo: Manga Comicforum

DOK Leipzig Festival of documentary and animated films, which is one of the largest of its kind in Germany andac Europe, also deserves a special mention.

The city also hosts many festivals and events for kids and families, so the city festival culture can be considered quite inclusive and rich.

Leipzig festival program for 2020

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Belantis Season Opening Entertainment, Family & Kids Opening of the season of Belantis, the biggest and the most popular amusement park in Saxony. April 24 Belantis Amusement Park 35,50 Euro (adults and children of 11-17 years), 30,50 Euro (children of 4-10 years), admission free for children under 4. An all-inclusive family ticket is about 142 Euro.
“A capella” International Festival of Vocal Music in Leipzig Music 9 days journey through the history of singing music all over the world. Dozens of artists from all over the world perform during this festival, and you can make yourself familiar with various singing styles. The closing concert at the end of the festival is really an unforgettable experience. Program 2020 includes over 10 various concerts and performances within the framework of the festival. May 1 - May 9 Various venues Entry fees range between 5 and 60 Euro.
Wave-Gotik-Treffen Music, Fashion, Subcultures, Arts One of the biggest world festivals of Gotik, “dark” culture, fashion, and arts. Music performances, picnics, markets, etc. During 4 days of the festival, the guests join concerts, markets, and other events. 29th May - 01st June Over 50 locations, with the huge Agra-Hall as the festival’s main venue. Full ticket (four days, one person) 130 Euro
Leipzig “Bierbörse” Beer Festival Food & Drinks, Music, Entertainment This year it will be the 22nd Beer Festival near the Monument to the Battle of the Nations. Dozens of German and international beer producers present here their beer sorts. There are also lots of beer gardens here. The festival offers also a rich music program. May 29 - June 1 Monument to the Battle of the Nations Admission free.
African Food Festival Leipzig #2 Food & Drinks, Music, Entertainment Organizers found an additional number of cooks and afro deco, clothes and craft stalls. They will offer an amazing mini beer and wine tasting. On top of that entertainment will be even brighter, colorful and good for ears and soul.  May 30 Leipzig €7.57 – €29.95

Bach Festival (BachFest) Leipzig Music With 75,000 visitors and more than 100 events, the Bachfest Leipzig counts among the most important classical music festivals in the world. Performances at authentic Bach sites and the involvement of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and St. Thomas Boys Choir render the Bachfest Leipzig unique. 11–21 June St. Thomas Church, St. Nicolas Church, Market Square, Gewandhaus, Evangelical Reformation Church, Peterskirche, Mendelssohn’s House, Alte Börse, Bach Museum, University St. Paul Church and other locations.
Ticket prices: from 2€ to 105€


Klassik Airleben Music The Gewandhaus Orchestergoes open air and performs in the popular Rosental park to celebrate the end of the concert season. Best of all, admission for the two concert nights is free! Pack a picnic basket, blankets, chairs, and barbecue equipment and enjoy the concerts in a relaxed summer atmosphere. 26/27 June Rosenthal Park Admission free.
Leipzig Wine Fest Food & Drinks, Entertainment A big festival where producers of wine and champagne from Germany and other countries can present their products and the festival guests can taste and enjoy the variety of wines with a rich and interesting entertainment program. 1 - 5 July Market Square, Old Town Admission free.
Christopher-Street-Day Entertainment, Music, LGBT Numerous events within the framework of this festival demonstrate the variety and diversity of human life and relationships and advocates for open-mindedness. Festival program includes lots of lectures, presentations, public discussions, film screenings, and parties. 7 - 18 July Various venues throughout the city center Admission free.
Leipzig Water Festival Active, Sports During the Midsummer holidays. All kinds of races on and along Leipzig waterways, both serious and funny races. A great chance to explore the city's neighborhoods and landscapes, reaching as far as Leipzig Neuseenland. Nearly 100,000 guests visit this event. Four main venues. 17 August: the opening of the Water Fest. Along with the water races - music events. Water race competition. Pirates island. 20 - 23 August Lindenhauer Hafen, Clara-Zetkin-Park, City Park Plagwitz, Sachsenbrücke about 110 Euro per person.
Highfield Festival Music A huge Indie-Rock-Festival, being held in the picturesque Neuseenland region. The festival program includes live performances and concerts of musicians and bands representing pop, punk, rap, rock and other music styles. August 14-16 Störmthaler Lake in Neuseenland region from €135
Schumann Festival Week Music The annual Schumann Festival Week is held around the wedding anniversary of Robert and Clara Schumann and Clara’s birthday. It presents the life and work of the two artists and their admirers. September Schumann House (Museum): Inselstrasse 18 Between 6 and 73 Euro
Impericon festival Music A metalcore festival, where you can meet popular bands: Hollywood Undead, Donots, Stick To Your Guns, Being As An Ocean, Caliban, etc. September 12 Messe HALLE: EINS 84,90 €
Festival of Lights Family & Kids, Entertainment, Music Every year Leipzig commemorates the first large Monday demonstration with a festival of lights and numerous events. The events of October 9, 1989 are appreciated as the beginnings of the Peaceful Revolution in the GDR. 9 October Augustusplatz (Festival of Lights), Nikolaikirche (Prayer for Peace) Admission free.
Leipzig Oktoberfest Food & Drinks, Regional, Music, Entertainment Oktoberfest is a popular festival in Saxony, attended yearly by over 30,000 guests. There are numerous beer gardens and concerts during the festival, with the rich concert program. Most of the festival events are usually held near the Monument of the Battle of the Nations. October 16 - November 07 Alte Messe (Old Fairground), Monument to the Battle of the Nations between 14,60 and 119 (VIP-ticket)Euro.
Events to the Anniversary of the Battle of the Nations History Historical performances dedicated to the 206th Anniversary of the Battle of the Nations that was fought in 1813 near Leipzig and was a turning point in the course of Napoleon wars in Europe, defeating French Emperor’s troops. In addition, there are also many various lectures, arts performances and exhibitions dedicated to this event. 18 - 20 Oсtober Torhaus Dölitz, Helenenstrasse 24, 04279 Leipzig - Torhaus Markkleeberg, Kirchstrasse 40, 04416 Markkleeberg from 9 €
Lachmesse – European Festival for Humour and Satire Entertainment, Humour A festival of humor and satire that offers plenty of entertainment, including a mix of political satire, cabaret, music and sophisticated comedy. 18-25 October Förderung des Europäischen Humor- und Satire-Festivals, Lachmesse e.V. Hinter den Gärten from € 24,60
DOK - International Leipzig documentary and animated film festival Movies Founded back in 1955, this is the oldest documentary and animated film festival in the world. It’s the major documentary film festival in Germany and the second largest in Europe. The program includes both long and short documentary and animated films from over 50 countries. International competition. October 26 - November 01 Various venues Film tickets are available online starting 10/10/2020.
Euro-Scene Leipzig Theater, Dance, Arts Founded in 1991 euro-scene is one of the most important festivals of its kind for innovative dance and drama productions in Europe. The festival will show about 12 guest plays from 10 countries in around 25 presentations and 8 venues. The spectrum includes dance and spoken theatre, performances, musical stage forms and a play for children. 3 –8 November Euro-Scene, Gottschedstr. 16 Film tickets are available online starting 26/09/2020.
Leipzig Christmas Market Family & Kids, Food & Drinks, Music Christmas Market dates back to the XV century and is one of the oldest, largest and most popular Christmas markets in Germany. 24 November –23 December Market Square and nearby streets Admission free.

*Please note that some festivals may be canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

If you are willing to attend the concerts or festivals in Leipzig, especially the most popular ones, make sure to plan your trip and to book accommodation in advance. HotelFriend offers you various Leipzig hotels, from cozy and family-friendly establishments to the apartments, so that you can feel as comfortable as possible.

Leipzig trade fairs and exhibitions in 2020

Flea market Leipzig

Leipzig is also one of the trade fairs and exhibitions centers of Germany, with its famous Old and New Trade Fair premises and numerous trade passages in the historic part of the city. Massive exhibitions, such as Book, Motorbike and Subcontracting fairs and others attract yearly tens of thousands of participants and visitors from all over Germany and worldwide.

In addition, the city hosts many art exhibitions of all sorts, be that permanent exhibitions of numerous museums or various temporary events, being held in the city galleries and other venues, so that everybody can find something to attend.

Flea market on the town square by michimaya

Trade fairs program - exhibitions schedule

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MASTER AND MORE A Master's fair is addressed to those for a master's degree. Numerous national and international universities present themselves at the Master and More with current offers and information on their Master's degree courses from different departments. Numerous lectures on topics such as: find the right Master, Master's degree abroad, high school rankings, funding and starting salaries are also available to the Master and More. 21 April Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig 3€ - online registration 5€ - at the ticket office
Börsentag Kompakt Leipzig Exhibition and lecture event for private investors May 09 The Westin Leipzig Registration is free
Business Digital Leipzig regional companies will present their latest IT solutions and services in 70 exhibition spaces. In addition, six-event areas with living IT as well as a diverse infotainment program provide an interactive exhibition experience on approximately 2,500 m². Handball players of the local handball club are available for a Meet and Greet including goal wall throwing. Special attention is paid to start-ups, who will have the opportunity to present their young enterprise in their own area. In the run-up to this, job offers from the participating companies are specifically presented to graduates and students in the job corner to counteract the lack of qualified personnel. 14 May Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig Free for visitors, Congress entrance fee: 129,00 €
new energy world Leipzig A trade fair for energy management, energy services and cross-linked solutions taking place every two years at Leipzig. The exhibition takes up the complex issue of cross-linked energy systems management treating it from the political, economic and technical side.  19- 20 May Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig participation fee: 490 EUR
BEAUTY Forum A huge trade fair of cosmetic, make-up and beauty industry, being held in Leipzig for the 8th time. Over 390 German and international producers participate in this professional event. The event also offers masterclasses and competitions. 4 - 6 July Messe Leipzig 2-day ticket 18 Euro Day ticket 12 Euro Group day ticket (only for advance booking) 6 Euro Pupil day ticket free
MIDORA A huge thematic trade fair dedicated to watches and jewelry. 5 - 7 September Leipzig Trade Fair Day ticket - 19 Euro Day pass for regular visitor - 8 Euro Online day ticket - free
CADEAUX Leipzig Professional fair trade for gifts and lifestyle products. 5 - 7 September Leipzig Trade Fair Day ticket booked online in advance (up to 4 people per specialized store) free Day tickets at the box office 19 Euro Day ticket for regular visitors 8 Euro Children under 14 years - free
Jobmesse Leipzig A career fair with the themes recruiting skilled employees, personal services and business creation and enterprise development. It is organized by representatives of the regional economy in Leipzig and would like to show experts and engineers, commuters and jobseekers, as well as trainees and graduates ways towards a new job or a new career in Leipzig and the surrounding area. 12 September Congress Center Free admission
Filmkunstmesse The film art fair, which takes place once a year in Leipzig is the only European film exhibition and forum of its kind. Around screenings, panel discussions, and seminars, the fair offers a forum for partnership and dialogue between cinema operators, distributors and industry experts for a common discussion about problems and possibilities of the film art market and the development of sustainable strategies for the future. 14 - 18 September Alte Handelsbörse Trade visitors ( AG Kino - Gilde e.V. members): 120 Euro, Trade visitors: 195 Euro Trade visitors under 30 (born in 1989): 35 Euro
Wool and Materials Exhibition A big trade fair for all fans of hand-made, with numerous workshops and events. 19 - 20 September (The fair 2020 is postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak) Neue Messe, Glashalle Day ticket: 9 Euro Combo ticket: 15 Euro Children from 12 to 18 years 3 Euro
Fachdental Trade fair for dentistry in Central and Eastern Germany. Here, dentists, dental technicians, dental assistants, and dental students are seeking information on innovations and trends in their profession. The total offer includes the complete product, machinery, and tool range for dental practices and dental laboratories. 25 - 26 September Messe Leipzig The price depends on the program. Basis “KLASSIK Special”: 91,00€, Komplett “INNOVATION Special”: 199 €
HORIZON Fair for studies and high school graduates. It offers its visitors a comprehensive range of information on studies and career planning. September 26 Messe Leipzig Free admission
Modell-hobby-spiel Exhibition of model building, railway models, creative arts and games.  2-4 October Messe Leipzig Day ticket: 15.50 € Kid tickets: 5,00 € season ticket: 29,00 €
Kunstmesse The fair covers painting, sculpting, and installations, as well as photography, performance, and video arts. The jury members are true professionals, who guarantee the high quality of exhibited works. October 30 - November 1 Kongresshalle am Zoo Ticket reduced: 5,00 Euro (pensioners/ students/ unemployed (entitles to a single visit); Ticket standard: 8,50 Euro (entitles to a single visit); Trade fair ticket: 15,00 Euro (entitles you to visit on all fair days); Group ticket: 25,00 Euro ( from 5 persons = 5 reduced tickets | entitles to a single visit); VIP tickets: are only valid for the VIP event!
Denkmal European fair for monument preservation, restoration and redevelopment of old buildings. 05 - 07 November Messe Leipzig Day ticket: 17 EURO Season ticket: 26 EURO
MUTEC International trade fair for museum and exhibition technology. 05 - 07 November Messe Leipzig Day ticket: 17 EURO Season ticket: 26 EURO
TC Touristik & Caravaning East Germany's biggest tourism fair with a large caravan and motorhome. 18 - 22 November Messe Leipzig -

*Please note that some fairs or exhibitions may be canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Photo: Flea market on the town square by michimaya

Leipzig Sport and Recreation Events in 2020

Leipzig has been a center of the sport of Saxony since the beginning of the sports movements being established here and till now remains an important part of the lives of Leipzig residents and guests of the city. Numerous sport and recreation events and competitions are being held here all year round intended both for professional athletes and for amateurs as well.

Organizing various sport events is a part of the city policies, as sport brings people together, enhances their vitality, improves their health and increases people’s energy and motivation. Whether you are a sports fan who prefers to watch games and competitions or an athlete who would rather participate in some sort of sports events, you will undoubtedly find something for you here.

Sports events program 2020

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7 Lakes Hiking Tour A trail includes 3 days of hiking fun with over 70 hiking routes between 4 and 103 kilometers. 08.05.2020 - 10.05.2020 Neuseenland lakes Tour prices range between 7 Euro and 42 Euro
Night Run There are two distances to choose from (5km and 10 km). Participants run through the historical center of Leipzig, with the starting point on Market Square. May 16 Leipzig City Centre Online registration is required. Free admission. Late registration on the day of the event for an additional fee of 5 EURO per participant.
Leipzig Triathlon This sports event is being held in Leipzig since 1984, and this year it is expected to be attended by over 1000 participants. Along with Olympic distance, there are also other world championship competition formats. July 26 Kulkwitzer Lake in Neuseenland region Kids: free admission. Participation fees range between 60 Euro and 100 Euro.
LVZ Bicycle Fest 2020 A family-friendly event for both professional and amateur cyclists being held near the Monument to the Battle of the Nations. The event includes five tours (6 km, 23 km, 45 km, 75 km, and 110 km). At the end of the races, a big family party is usually being held. September Monument to the Battle of the Nations Online registration is required.
RUN Leipzig There are several running distances, 400m and 1.5 km (kids run), 5 km, and 10 km, to choose from. September 06 Market Square Kids ticket: 5 € Standard ticket: 25 €
Half-Marathon Leipzig Half-Marathon starts near the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and has two running distances: 10 km and classic half-marathon 21 km. October 11 Monument to the Battle of the Nations From 35 Euro (depending on the time of registration).

*Please note that some fairs or exhibitions may be canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Shopping culture of Leipzig

For centuries, Leipzig was known as a place of lively trade, gathering merchants, and tradesmen from all over the country and far beyond it. Shopping streets and passages in the city center, several huge shopping malls, and countless little shops scattered throughout the city can become a heaven for the shoppers. The biggest and most popular shopping malls of Leipzig include Hauptbahnhof-Promenaden at the Central Railway Station, the big city Kaufhaus, famous shopping arcades in Speck’s Hof, the former Trade Fair Palace between Reichstrasse and St. Nicolas Church, and many more.

Fresh food, agriculture, flowers, and country markets are being held regularly in the city. But it’s definitely worth mentioning Leipzig famous flea markets where you can be out and about for hours. From buying something special like some exclusive handmade items to some vintage things, you can enjoy nice shopping, great food, and a good company.

The city hosts several iconic flea market events happening during the year. So if you are in Leipzig, make sure to check some of them. Unforgettable impressions and loads of positive emotions are guaranteed.

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Kiezflohmarkt Plagwitz It's a huge and popular flea market where you can buy clothes, furniture, various records, plates, books, and CDs. 22.03.2020 04.04.2020 19.04.2020 Westwerk Leipzig, Karl-Heine-Straße 93 Admission free.
Children Flea Market Kawi Kids This is a big flea market for children and their parents, being held several times during the year. It's all about kids shopping and snacks and has a big kids’ playground and an entertainment program. 29.03.2020 AugustBabel Str., 9 (Leipzig Southern suburb) Admission free.

Lady fashion flea market This is a huge flea market of Leipzig dedicated to ladies’ clothes and accessories, where one can both buy and sell second-hand clothes items. 19.04.2020 Bornaische Str. 210 4 Euro (every lady visiting receives a welcome drink - a glass of prosecco, and a shopping bag). Kids under 12 - free. Around 2000 parking places free of charge.
AGRA Leipzig Flohmarkt Termine 2020 It's a huge antique and vintage, nostalgic flea market, being held on multiple dates throughout the year on the grounds of the Old Trade Fair, at Agra-Hall. 28/29.03.2020 25/26.04.2020 23/24.05.2020 27/28.06.2020 25/26.07.2020 29/30.08.2020 26/27.09.2020 24/25.10.2020 28/29.11.2020 29/30.12.2020 AGRA-Messepark, Bornaische Str. 210 Admission free.
Plattenbörse im Haus Leipzig It's a huge and popular flea market where you can buy various records, plates, and CDs. 29.03.2020 13.09.2020 13.12.2020 Haus Leipzig 3 Euro
Feinkost Flohmarkt Leipzig (Fine food flea market) This flea market is being held in the southern suburbs of the city and is perfect for those, who prefer leisure and relaxed style of shopping. This is a unique Leipzig flea market, which is not only about shopping, but also about interaction and communication, where you can exchange in small talks, listen to political debates and of course enjoy tasty street food. With over 30 different stands, you can find the real treasures and the best bargains here. 04.04.2020 02.05.2020 Feinkost-Hof in Leipzig southern suburb Admission free.
Fahrradmarkt Leipzig (Flea market of used bicycles) This is a popular Leipzig flea market for those who are willing to either sell or buy a used bicycle or some related accessories. 04.04.2020 04.07.2020 Altenburger Str. 3-15 Admission free.
Alte Messe Flea Markets This is a popular flea market in Leipzig, where you can get all kinds of vintage and antique things. It is being held several times throughout the year, usually every first Saturday of the month, on the grounds of the Old Trade Fair. 05.04.2020 03.05.2020 07.06.2020 05.07.2020 02.08.2020 06.09.2020 04.10.2020 01.11.2020 06.12.2020 Alte Messe Leipzig and Volkspalast Admission free.
Gotischer Trödelmarkt One of the biggest and most popular markets of gothic clothes, household items, books, art objects, jewelry. 05.04.2020 27.04.2020 Kulturfabrik Leipzig e.V. Halle A -
Westpaket (Westbesuch) This flea market is usually a part of a city festival and is being held in Plagwitz, which is the former industrial quarter of Leipzig. This event is dedicated to Western culture and combines shopping and various cultural events and performances. 18.04.2020 04.07.2020 17.10.2020 Auf Plagwitz (a former industrial quarter of Leipzig) Admission free.
Night Flea market It's one of the biggest and most popular flea markets in Leipzig, where you can get lots of nostalgic and vintage things, from teddy-bears and dolls to old books, paintings, and graphics. This flea market also offers a huge variety of clothes. It is easy to join the market as a vendor. This is also one of the oldest night flea markets that exist in Saxony. 18.04.2020 AGRA Leipzig -

*Please note that some fairs or exhibitions may be canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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