Leipzig has earned the title of Germany’s ‘cool-kid’ city in recent years and has been a popular choice with young creatives and professionals priced out of the nearby capital. Leipzig also welcomes about 40,000 students each year, with about 11% being international students.
There is plenty to do in the city, from museums and galleries to nightlife, restaurants, and live events. Many venues cater specifically to students, offering budget-friendly events or student nights.
The city is also very green, and the parks are a popular place for students to hang out or study together. The Clara-Zetkin Park is a large park in the centre of the city, which is surrounded by several canals and waterways. Much of Leipzig is pedestrianised, including the main shopping district, making it easy and safe to walk or cycle around this compact city.
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Leipzig offers a cheaper alternative to most German cities such a Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt and there are plenty of ways in which the city caters to student budgets.
Leipzig is a city buzzing with sports and recreation. From professional football and hockey teams, to walking groups and gyms.
As a vibrant city with a young and creative populace, Leipzig knows how to throw a party. From the Goth Festival to massive music festivals.
As a major city and important trade hub, Leipzig is well-connected to the rest of Germany and other European cities.
Our accommodation partner, BaseCamp Leipzig, offers a safe, affordable and friendly place for you to settle into your new city and begin your studies.
Leipzig is both Germany’s fastest growing city and fastest growing economy, offering terrific career opportunities after graduation, including via the 18-month post-study residence permit.
The city is an important industrial centre. As well as being a magnet for young creatives, Leipzig is also a hotspot for tech and IT companies.
Industry giants from across a number of sectors continue to heavily invest and set up their headquarters in Leipzig. From automotive brands like Porsche and BMW, manufacturers including Siemens and DB Schenker, logistics companies such as DHL and Amazon, to pioneering research institutes and creative and media companies – each are contributing to the city’s strong and varied economy.