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Market Square (Markt), Leipzig

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Market Square (Markt), considered the heart of Leipzig, is popular with locals and tourists alike. Grab a beer and some snacks from one of the restaurants that line square, and take in the sights and sounds. The old town hall building is a particularly striking and is home to the city museum. The square's many charming shops are a good place to pick up souvenirs. If you come in the morning, you may find a market underway. Plan to visit Market Square (Markt) during your Leipzig vacation using our convenient Leipzig itinerary planner.
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  • All the coffee bars and restaurant which surround the market square is a hive of activity. We wandered round the markets on a Friday morning and then sat at one of the bars just to watch the hustle an...  more »
  • On a Friday afternoon, we stopped by at the weekly market on the marketplace. There were many different fruit and vegetable stalls, but also fish, meat and bakery products. A really attractive offer.
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  • I visit the market for more than 5 years, when I'm with the loved one in Leipzig. More and more he is to the heart. When I arrive Friday afternoon, I buy here like fresh fruit or vegetables or the most delicious bread at a country bakery from the environment. Sometimes, I'm watching how an event is being prepared and stands will be built. Here I'm running at the Leipzig City-run to the finish. In a café on the market sitting, I'm watching the hustle and bustle, like most after an extensive shopping tour. A girlfriend from suburban arrives railway regularly below the market with the S- and thus starts getting our day together and... ends with her departure also here. The market is looking at the inner-city ring, almost exactly in the middle. And also I find my Center on the market, in the heart of city life. And makes me feel more and more at home... or heeme
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The Altstadt, or Old Town, district is full of hotels that offer immediate access to major sites and cafes. The Eastern and Southern districts are a reflection of the town's rich literary history and also provide easy access to the main tourist sites. Accommodations in the Northern district are more affordable and have easy access to the Gohliser Schlösschen palace and the city zoo.
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