Cheap Flights to Leipzig

Leipzig overview

When is the best time to fly to Leipzig?

With so much to offer visitors every month of the year, Leipzig is the ideal place for winter getaways or summer holidays.

For many the best time to travel to Leipzig is during the summer season, when visitors can bask in the afternoon sunshine after a day of sightseeing. During the warmest month of July, temperatures peak at 25 degrees Celsius. Taking a flight to Leipzig during this time however does have a few drawbacks. The city will be at its busiest, hotel rates and airfares are likely to be at their most expensive and it is also the wet season. Don’t let the rain put a dampener on your trip though you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants and attractions to dive into when there’s a drizzle.

Alternatively visit Leipzig in December to enjoy the iconic Christmas Market, which is one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany. Get into the festive spirit, pick up gifts for loved ones and enjoy seasonal entertainment, including daily trumpet fanfares and concerts.

If you’re after a budget break then look for a cheap flight to Leipzig between March and May. Temperatures will be getting steadily warmer from lows of around 1 degree in March to highs around 19 degrees in May. This can also be a great time to explore the city when it is less crowded.

City overview

The German city of Leipzig has been attracting visitors for centuries - once thanks to its reputation as a centre of trade, today for its historic charm. Thought to have been founded a staggering 1,000 years ago, the city is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Located 93 miles (150km) south of Berlin, Leipzig boasts an impressive musical scene having once welcomed famous composers such as Schumann and Mendelssohn. Visitors to the city will find several impressive buildings and monuments all within walking distance of one another. Take a trip to the home of the Leipzig orchestra at the Gewandhaus concert hall and then on to the stunning Town Hall (Rathaus), which takes pride of place in the Market Square in the centre of the city. It is also recommended to dedicate a bit of time to marvel at some of the beautiful places of worship such as St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) and St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). Those on flights to Leipzig in search of some retail therapy will be well served by the clusters of independent boutiques and stylish department stores dotted along the city's pedestrianised passageways. A favourite haunt of both local and visiting shopaholics is the historic Madler Passage. Here visitors can enjoy both a rich selection of shopping opportunities and the beautiful period architecture before stopping for a bite to eat in one of the quaint cafes or restaurants in the area. Visitors looking to escape the city's charming hustle and bustle should consider a trip to the Botanical Gardens. The gardens, which are open every day, offer visitors the chance to take in a vast array of different plant species. Ideal for taking a relaxed walk through in the afternoons, the Botanical Gardens are free of charge and well worth a visit for those with green fingers!

Getting around Leipzig

Thanks to the compact layout of the city, getting around Leipzig is best done on foot. Most of the major sightseeing attractions can be found in close proximity to each other but if your feet begin to tire you could consider renting a bike to enjoy the city as the locals do. Alternatively, the efficient public transportation system will help you take the weight off your feet if you plan to travel further out -with regular bus and train services you can easily make the most of your time here.

Getting from the Airport to the City

After a flight to Leipzig-Halle Airport (LEJ), visitors can take advantage of the regular bus and train services to get to the city centre and surrounding areas.

How much do things cost in Leipzig?

A dozen eggs
$ 2.35
Large bottle of water
$ 0.34
1 litre of milk
$ 1.00
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 1.29
Cheap meal
$ 11.43
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 4.29
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 4.29
$ 3.63
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 128.63
Pair of jeans
$ 121.12
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.95
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5.00
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 35.73
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.79
How much does an apartment cost in Leipzig?
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 596
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 423
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 1239
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 879

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More information about Leipzig

  • The Zeitgeschichtliches Forum details the history of the German Democratic Republic that Leipzig was once part of.
  • St Thomas Church, where Johann Sebastian Bach was once a cantor, is opposite a museum dedicated to the famed composer.
  • Why not visit the links above to book cheap return flights to Leipzig and make savings on your holiday in Germany?
  • Film buffs visiting in October will enjoy the annual International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.
  • Said to be Europe’s tallest monument, the Monument of the Battle of Nations commemorates the 1813 Battle of Leipzig.
  • A thriving metropolis in the Saxony region, Leipzig is an excellent destination for a city break in the east of Germany.
  • Kulkwitzer Lake to the city’s southwest offers visitors a beach and fishing, water sports and camping opportunities.
  • Leipzig’s stately Old Town Hall on Market Square was built in the 16th century and is one of Germany’s largest.
  • One of Germany’s most lavish, Leipzig’s Christmas Market during the festive season is a wonderful family attraction.
  • Oldest of its kind in Germany, Leipzig Botanical Garden contains around 7,000 species from around the globe.

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