The Hotel am Bayrischen Platz is the ideal starting point for visitors to Leipzig. Whether you’re here for a city tour, Leipzig shopping, a trade fair or a restful holiday, by staying with us you’re already near your destination. You can reach the old city centre, with many attractive sights, in about 10 minutes on foot. Alternatively, a five-minute trip on the S-Bahn will bring you to the Nikolai Kirche in the centre. The S-Bahn will also bring you to the main station in 8 minutes and to the zoo in 10 minutes. The Messe Leipzig (the trade fair centre) is about 20 minutes away by S-Bahn.

Messe Leipzig

With a history of almost 850 years, the Leipziger Messe is one of the oldest fair and exhibition sites in the world. Today the Messe boasts modern architecture. A particular annual attraction is the Leipzig Book Fair, held every March. Rooms in Leipzig are hard to come by during the fair. You should therefore reserve the accommodation you need in good time.


There is a wide range of food and drink available close to our centrally located hotel. Ask us – we’ll be happy to give you up-to-date information that fits in with your day’s plans. Our recommendations:

  • One of our neighbours in the Bayrischer Platz is the popular “Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof” – a restaurant and purveyor of the local beer, with a big beer garden. Here you can try out the renowned Leipzig beer, ‘Gose’, along with many others.
  • Also try “Coffe Baum” – the oldest café in Europe, with a restaurant attached. Here you can find out more about ‘Kaffeesachsen’, a sometimes humorous reference to the abiding popularity of coffee in Saxony.
  • As for “Auerbachs Keller” in the Mädler-Passage, this was a feature of Leipzig gastronomy back in Goethe’s time. The cellar features two restaurants and a bar.

City centre sights

Get to know the centre of Leipzig. We’ve put together a few tips for you. Do ask us about cultural events during your visit – we’ll be happy to help you.

Attractions Outside Leipzig

Here is a selection of places of interest in our surrounding area:

  • Cospuden – a landscape park to the south of Leipzig with a lake over 4 km² in size. Beaches and restaurants invite you to come and relax.
  • The Scheibenholz Racecourse – for horse racing enthusiasts.
  • Belantis – the largest leisure and amusement park in eastern Germany.

Events in Leipzig

(Subject to change, all information provided without guarantee!)

  • Leipzig Book Fair (Manga Comic Con)
    March 21-24, 2024
  • Leipzig Wine Festival
    May 15-26, 2024 – Downtown Market Square
  • Leipzig City Festival
    May 31st – June 2nd, 2024 – Leipzig city center
  • Andre Rieu
    June 6, 2024 – QUARTERBACK Real Estate ARENA
  • Bach Festival
    June 7-16, 2024 – various venues
  • P!NK
    July 17, 2024 – Red Bull Arena
  • Roland Kaiser
    July 19, 2024 – Red Bull Arena
  • Peter Maffay
    July 20, 2024 – Red Bull Arena
  • Leipzig Market Music
    August 2-11, 2024 – Downtown Market Square
  • Cirque du Soleil “Corteo”
    October 2nd, 2024 – QUARTERBACK Real Estate ARENA
  • NENA – We Belong Together Tour
    October 26, 2024 – QUARTERBACK Real Estate ARENA
  • Mendelssohn Festival
    October 28th – November 4th, 2024 – Mendelson House
  • Leipzig Opera Ball
    November 8th, 2024 – Leipzig Opera
  • Leipzig Christmas Market
    November 26th – December 23rd, 2024 – Leipzig city center