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Culture and leisure time

Culture and leisure time in Leipzig
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Public holidays
Leipzig Neuseenland

Public holidays

The following public holidays are observed throughout Germany and Saxony*:

New Years' Day

1 January

Good Friday

Friday before Easter

Easter Sunday / Easter Monday

end of March / beginning of April

International Labour Day

1 May

Ascension Day

Thursday, 10 days before Whitsun (Pentecost)

Whit Sunday / Whit Monday

in Mai/ June

German Unification Day

3 October

Christmas Eve

24 December (afternoon)

Christmas Day / Boxing Day

25 and 26 December

New Year's Eve

31 December (afternoon)

Reformation Day*

31 October

Repentance Day (only in Saxony)

3rd Wednesday in November


Leipzig Neuseenland (New Lakeland)

You may be surprised to know that the surrounding area of Leipzig is characterised by a multitude of lakes and is, therefore, also known as New Lakeland. From the train station you can visit most of the lakes by bus or tram in around half an hour.

Lake Cospuden is situated in the South of Leipzig and is one of the most popular destinations in New Lakeland. Each year, thousands of bathers are attracted by the fine sandy beaches and many cyclists and inline skaters use the 11km tarmac footpath around the lake. Lake Cospuden is part of the New Lakeland network. It will soon be possible to travel from Leipzig to Lake Cospuden and also to  Lake Zwenkau by boat.

Lake Kulkwitz, Lake Markkleeberg and Lake Störmthal are also perfect for relaxing, bathing or going for a stroll.

last update: 20.01.2017 


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