Leipzig has been a center for learning, trade, and culture since the 11th century. It hosted composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn and was the center for international trade fairs for hundreds of years.
Most recently, the Monday Demonstrations at Leipzig’s St. Nicholas Church helped unite Germany in the 1990s.
That said, it’s best seen on foot.
With so much to see and do, renting an RV in Leipzig makes sense since it allows you to create a “home base” for your explorations. You won’t have to worry about car rentals or worse yet, car parking.
Campanda makes RV rental in Leipzig easy, with thousands of choices at a click of a button.
Once you have your cozy RV parked, you’ll definitely want to explore. Here are the top three things to do in this amazing city.
Johann Sebastian Bach was the cantor at this 13th-century Gothic church from 1723-1750 and his body was exhumed and re-buried there in 1950. His ledger stone sits on the floor of the choir and his statue greets you at the front of the church.
The St. Thomas boys’ choir one of the most prestigious in the world, and you can hear them Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Sundays you can also take a tour of the Baroque tower, constructed in 1702.
Martin Luther preached here, Richard Wagner was baptized in this church, and in 1789 Mozart played the church’s organ.
There’s always something happening at the market square in Leipzig, and if you’re lucky enough to visit at Christmas, you’ll find a 65-foot-tall spruce amid the hundreds of craftsmen and artisans plying their wares.
The Wave-Gothic-Treffen, the largest gothic festival in the world, sees the square transformed by medieval-themed stalls as well as performances and jousting.
Nearby is the Altes Rathaus, Leipzig’s most beautiful example of Renaissance architecture that hosts a City museum, dungeon, and other artefacts.
Leipzig Zoo is one of the oldest in Germany, having opened in 1878, but has been completely modernized with state-of-the-art habitats for animals. There’s even the Gondwanaland biome—a pioneering new concept in zoological habitats.
This nearly 18,000-square-foot biome is an indoor environment with a constant temperature of 77°F and humidity between 65 and 100%. It features tropical plants and animals like squirrel monkeys, komodo dragons, leaf-cutter ants, giant otters, and more.
Of course, the rest of the zoo is amazing as well with six themed worlds complete with associated flora and fauna species. It’s an easy way to spend a delightful day before heading back to your camper rental for a relaxing evening.
The Panometer is a panoramic experience displayed in former gasometers, or gas storage tanks. You stand on a 15-foot platform to view the over 3500-square-meter panoramic view of whatever subject is “playing” that day. Detailed background noises and lighting complete the illusion that what you’re viewing is real.
Leipzig is a city best seen on foot. Parking is difficult and so much of what you want to see is within a walkable area, anyway. Some of the highest-rated campgrounds for RVs include:
With these many places to park close to attractions, a private RV rental is just the thing you need to make your trip as stress-free as possible.
Are you ready to pile in and go?
You’re ready to get a private RV rental and get going—but how to begin?
See the sights by foot, then head home to your private RV rental to plan your next day’s events.
Campanda makes it easy with a simple search bar that gives you access to numerous RV rental choices near Leipzig. Just input your destination and the dates you’d like to visit and click “Search.” Within minutes, you’ll have the perfect RV for you and your family to take to Leipzig for a fun-filled vacation.