Leipzig, with an emerging art and music scene, is one of Germany’s up-and-coming cities. About an hour from Berlin, it’s an excellent destination for a weekend trip. However, scoring the right accommodation is essential for making the visit worthwhile. Here’s Culture Trip’s pick of the top hotels to book while in Leipzig.
Sitting in the oldest townhouse in Leipzig, the Vienna Townhouse Bach is, as the name suggests, an ode to German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. There’s a statue of the musician just across the street, and the rooms here are melody-minded, too, with notes adorning walls and lampshades resembling wind chimes. In the morning, hang around for a breakfast of freshly baked pastries.
After checking into Motel One Leipzig-Post, the first thing you’ll want to do is head straight to the rooftop bar. Grab a cocktail and place yourself on the terrace for glorious sunset views and vistas over the Leipzig rooftops. Once settled into your room, you’ll notice a postal theme. Golden post horns, letterboxes and an airmail-like lounge can all be found here, with the hotel designed to make you fall in love with letter writing all over again.
Sitting pretty on a tree-lined street, Hotel Michaelis hides modern rooms behind a neoclassical facade. Make a booking at the namesake restaurant for seasonal fine dining inspired by regional delicacies; if you’re staying on a Sunday, a roast with all the trimmings is a must. When you’re ready to explore the area, the pretty Clara-Zetkin Park is nearby.
On a leafy street adjacent to the lovely Johanna Park, Voss Villa has 16 suites. It’s ideal for business travellers and long-term visitors to the city (you can stay up to six months). Rooms are bright, airy and stylish, with large windows, and some have private balconies. If it’s space you’re after, opt for a loft suite, which comes with a view of the New Town Hall, a small kitchenette and a deep soaking tub in the bathroom.
Laura Hampson contributed additional reporting to this article.