Culture and Living in Leipzig

Apart from museums and galleries, the variety of small clubs, theaters, and cinemas with extensive cultural programmes, including alternative programmes make up the cultural fundaments of the city of Leipzig – one of Europe´s most traditionally rich music towns. Not only is Leipzig a place for classical music, for example through the world famous Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Tomaner Choir.

It is also a host for contemporary music festivals like the international Wave-Gothic-Festival or the Leipzig Jazz Days. For those interested in  music plenty of musical experiences can be found in Leipzig. A detailed programme of cultural events offers the kreuzer, the Leipzig Magazine that appears monthly.

A large park and woods run woods run throughout the city. On the outskirts of the city are the large lakes which were created though the mining of brown coal. One can reach the seas either by foot or by bicycle.

Living close to the city center is favored. Students enjoy sharing apartments built in the Wilhelmina style as well as living in modern dormitories of the Studentenwerk, or in the buildings of the former GDR, paying low cost rent.


The Academic Office gives Information about temporary flats and rooms (Zwischenmiete), which are furnished (möbiliert). Please, ask the Academic Office for information regarding accommodation in Leipzig:

Akademisches Auslandsamt (Akademic Office)

Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97-32020
Fax: +49 341 97-32049

Shared Flats

Besides you can find Information about temporary flats and rooms on the „Black Board“ in the Internet of the University of Leipzig:

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Von Andreas Wendt

Andreas Wendt ist Professor für Design und Neue Medien in der Kunstpädagogik.