Leipzig has more arcades than other city in Germany. 30 of these are still in operation – 20 of which feature original architecture dating back to the 1900s. These host a variety of designer, brand and independent shops – something for everyone.
Alongside these, Leipzig's city centre hosts popular department stores such as Breuninger or Galeria Kaufhof, offers great indoor shopping opportunities in Höfe am Brühl, and gives home to all major high-street fashion brands from Marco Polo, Tommy Hilfiger and COS to H&M, Zara and Mango.
Leipzig's Central Station, in itself the biggest in Europe, is one of the most modern shopping and service centres in Germany offering a great alternative to the pedestrian-oriented city centre that remains the favourite destination for an interesting shopping trip for many Leipzig residents and visitors.
Leipzig residents and visitors love markets. There are 15 weekly markets dotted around the city! The most popular is held on Market Square in the heart of the city, every Tuesday and Friday. Here you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, international produce, and colour craft stalls.
If you like to find a bargain or just to browse stalls full of weird and wonderful second-hand goods, check our the city’s regular flea markets.
There’s also a number of held regularly throughout the city, where you can find weird and wonderful second-hand goods.
In the period before Christmas, locally called ‘advent’, the Market Square and the whole of Leipzig’s pedestrianised city centre are turning into Fairy-Tale Forest and the world's largest free-standing advent calendar at the popular Leipzig Christmas Market.