A day trip from Berlin to Leipzig is a great way to spend a day out when you are visiting Germany.
Located just 180 kilometres (110 miles) away from Berlin, Leipzig makes for an easy day trip and a fun way to get out of the big city.
Leipzig’s art galleries are fast eclipsing Berlin’s as the best places to buy art in Germany. Neo Rauch’s Leipzig art school and the contemporary art museum in Leipzig are both in the spotlight, and galleries like Dogenhaus and Kleindienst are some of the best art galleries in Germany.
In addition to art in Leipzig, visitors can admire the city itself. One of the few German cities to not be bombed in World War II, Leipzig’s historic architecture remains both intact and beautiful to behold.
Visitors can meander through the picturesque city on a day trip from Berlin, admiring the historic market square with its beautiful merchant houses, visiting the grave of composer Johann Sebastian Bach in the Thomaskirche church, and paying homage to Goethe at Auerbachs Keller, the place where Faust first laid eyes on Mephistopheles.
Transportation from Berlin to Leipzig
Trains from Berlin to Leipzig are fast and efficient, and depart from Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof (main train station) frequently. They make it easy to take a day trip from Berlin to Leipzig. You can find out more about how to take the train to Leipzig here.