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The perfect destination for business or pleasure

Leipzig is a thriving city with important links to business, industry and culture. The airport is located just 16 kilometres north-west of Leipzig itself, allowing for easy connections by road or rail for inbound and outbound travellers alike. The nearby towns and cities of Gera, Jena, Weimar and Dresden are just a car journey away, so it’s easy to indulge in a day-long excursion during your stay in Leipzig. You’ll find fantastic rates on direct flights from Leipzig to some amazing destinations online at SunExpress.

You’ll find commercial flights to other destinations in Germany, along with a host of international routes connecting Leipzig to destinations across Asia, Africa and North America. Start planning your trip and find great rates on flights to Leipzig with SunExpress!

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Local time 20:11
Country: Germany
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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Leipzig – a city where history and the future collide

Leipzig is renowned for its many historic sights and attractions. Here, visitors can explore some of the finest architecture in Germany, such as the 12th century St. Nicholas Church, celebrated for its use of various styles. The Grassi Museum is another popular destination, with three separate museums housed within a single Art Deco exterior. For groups travelling with young children, the Leipzig Zoological Garden is another essential stop. This impressive zoo hosts plenty of exciting exhibits and enclosures, but also maintains a keen focus on conservation to help educate and inform. The city centre itself is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architecture. In addition to such buildings as the new University Church unveiled in 2007, there’s a host of new high-rises taking their place on the Leipzig city skyline. The Leipzig Panometer is also worth a visit, with artist Yadega Asisi presenting unique artistic displays with live music, bespoke lighting and 360-degree panoramic displays combining for a truly memorable evening.

Halle – celebrating musical majesty from Handel to the Beatles

Halle an der Saale might seem small on the surface, but this little city packs in plenty of personality. The birthplace of the great composer Georg Friedrich Handel, the city is now host to a museum celebrating his life and career, with an exhibition of more than 700 functional musical instruments on display. Fans of pop can also head to the Beatles Museum. The largest museum of its kind, this exhibition was relocated from Cologne to Halle at the turn of the millennium and continues to draw visitors from across the globe. Art lovers also have plenty to enjoy in this gorgeous German city. The Moritzburg Art Museum is located to the north-west of the city centre and houses some of the most recognised masterpieces by artists such as Gustav Klimt, Emil Nolde and Max Beckmann. The Children’s Creative Centre is perfect for groups with kids, offering plenty of workshops and interactive classes to keep little ones occupied. From the end of March to the start of November, this centre offers high-octane activities such as rope climbing, rope slides and climbing courses within the jungle gym.

Enjoy a break to Leipzig and Halle, whatever the season

Thanks to great rates on flights from SunExpress, a trip to Leipzig is worth it whatever the time of year. Planning a trip in winter? With the various museums, popular zoo and sprawling Christmas market on offer, you’ve plenty to keep you occupied. The Christmas market is one of the oldest and largest markets of its kind in Germany and offers plenty of exciting attractions for youngsters. They’ll love the Fairytale Forest, while the interactive workshops will have creative minds mesmerised. If you’re after a summer holiday, the weather in Leipzig will surely satisfy. In July, temperatures in the Halle and Leipzig region average out at highs of 23.5 degrees Celsius – perfect for enjoying a glass of local beer outdoors in the sun. There are also several bathing lakes in the immediate vicinity, ideal for those scorching summer days when you’re in need of cooling off.

Leipzig – a brilliant choice for the business traveller

In keeping with its centuries-old tradition of exhibitions, Liepzig continues to maintain a reputation as an important host of trade fairs and exhibitions. With more than 30 trade fairs held annually in the city, Leipzig brings in thousands of business travellers every month. For these visitors, Leipzig / Halle Airport (LEJ) provides easy connections to the exhibition grounds and other essential landmarks across the city centre and beyond. There are also several conference rooms and event spaces available at the airport itself, perfect if you need to get a business meeting kicked off as soon as you land, or before you make your departure flight. Several car hire companies operate from the airport, making car rental a viable option. The airport offers quick access to the A9 and A14 motorways, so you can be on your way to your next port of call in no time. For public transport users, the airport offers direct rail departures via the S-Bahn, with stops including the city centre and inter-city station.

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