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Festivals and Events

As a vibrant city with a young and creative populace, Leipzig knows how to celebrate.


Leipzig hosts a variety of cultural, community and entertainment festivals throughout the year. Some of the most popular include:

  • Highfield Festival – one of the biggest indie musical festivals in Germany
  • Bach Festival – celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – the great composers who lived and worked in Leipzig
  • Wave Gothic Festival – the largest goth gathering in the world
  • Pride – a colourful celebration of acceptance
  • Klassik Airleben – open air, free of charge classical music concert in Leipzig’s central park


As well as the regular festivals, Leipzig’s calendar is packed with fun events all year round.

Leipzig is home to several venues hosting different types of events, from concerts and live comedy. If you like exhibitions, there are several museums around the city that offer everything – from Egyptian mummies to graffiti artists.

Here are a few ways to stay up to date with everything that’s going on:

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