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Love Leipzig! #1 travel destination in Germany

November 08, 2021

The City of Leipzig is praised as the ‘ultimate’ travel tip for Germany by Lonely Planet.

The newly published travel guide ‘Ultimate Travel Destinations in Germany-Top 250’ lists Leipzig as number 1 ahead of Lake Constance and Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie.

“The hype that some say surrounds the city isn’t hype at all: Leipzig really is hipper than Berlin, and hotter than Munich, especially among millennials,” the Lonely Planet guide insists.

The city with its 600,000 inhabitants is described as ‘young, exciting, multifaceted – sometimes colourful, sometimes grey – and with a vibrant liveliness.’

It beautifully combines history, art, music festivals, sports and green spaces which attract people from all over the world.
is one of the reasons Lancaster University chose to open a branch campus in Leipzig.
Lancaster University Leipzig staff relocated from different parts of the world and share the same sentiment. Kamila Szalast, the Director of Marketing and Recruitment at LU Leipzig states 'As a brand new Leipziger I must say I am completely charmed by this city. It provides the best of Germany and enhances our student experience with the culture-rich and multi-faceted activities on offer. It is a truly international place where you feel very welcomed!'

A recent study by University Business on how to choose a university recommends:

1. Choosing a university course subject (something you love!)

2. Choosing a university course qualification (bachelor or master’s degree courses as well as foundation year courses)

3. Choosing how to study your university course (full-time, part-time, distance-learning)

4. Choosing a university by location

5. Choosing a university course by career opportunities

Top global university rankings and reputation provide students with the reassurance of the quality of the education, but the location is equally important in the decision-making.
Lancaster University Leipzig
, a top UK university, has an urban campus directly located in the heart of the city in the Strohsack-Passage. It is surrounded by the renowned St Nicolas church, cafés, art galleries and is just a short walk from the market square.

Nelli, B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science, year 1 commented ‘Leipzig city is rich culturally and has historical significance. Both university and the city have a lot more to offer than is seen at first, and I am glad that I am here to experience it.

The Campus Director, Dr Elisabeth Grindel-Denby agrees ‘Lonely Planet confirms what we all knew already: Leipzig is a wonderful city - full of culture, history and green spaces - and open to the world. We are proud to welcome the world in our beautiful city.‘

As a future-orientated city, Leipzig is recognised by its rapid economic development which is underpinned by the INSEK Integrated Urban Development Concept for Leipzig 2030 – Leipzig 2030 – a blueprint for transforming the city into a national and international business hub and leading European city of arts and sciences (IP GLOBAL).

It is the perfect place to study for an internationally recognised degree and take advantage of the future career prospects that Leipzig has to offer.