Lonely Planet travel guide has named the German city of Leipzig the “ultimate travel destination” in Germany in a new book.
“Leipzig is cooler than Berlin”
Lonely Planet’s new book, “Ultimate Travel Destinations Germany – Lonely Planet’s Top 250 List”, features some of Germany’s best-known tourist destinations, as well as lesser-known places for amazing vacations. The new travel guide says of Leipzig that “the hype that some say surrounds the city is not hype at all: Leipzig is really cooler than Berlin and hotter than Munich, especially among millennials” .
“The city is young, exciting, multifaceted, sometimes colorful, sometimes gray, with a vibrant liveliness,” adds the guide. Other places featured in the new guide include Lake Constance, in second place among top destinations, and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in third place.
Leipzig has a really interesting history
The travel guide also highlighted the interesting history of the city: “Everyone wants to go to the city where the anti-GDR protests started,” the authors write. “This is the home of Auerbachs Keller (made famous by Goethe and Faust); it is the city of street art and gothic wave festivals; and its Baumwollspinnerei art scene is second to none. “
The people of Leipzig are happy that the city is gaining notoriety. Managing Director of Leipzig Tourism and Marketing GmbH, Volker Bremer said of the book: “We couldn’t ask for a better recommendation … This publication is particularly valuable from a tourism point of view, as the publisher is the world’s largest publisher of independent travel and language guides. Travel guides are always carefully researched and appear in almost every country in the world. “