Leipzig is home to 40,000 students and offers a high-quality lifestyle with plenty of reasonably priced housing options. It is an open-minded and friendly city where international students and guests feel at home.
An abundance of leisure activities tempts you everywhere you go, both in and around Leipzig. Whether jogging or cycling along the canals, rowing on the river Weiße Elster, relaxing at the beaches of so-called New Lakeland (Neuseenland), and horseback riding in the Auenwald forest – you will quickly find a relaxing break from your studies.
In the evening, bustling night life, bars and clubs from very traditional to avant-garde are open all night long. If you are looking for cultural inspiration, you cannot go wrong visiting the Leipzig Opera, the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra or one of the numerous theaters, cabarets and smaller stages. You can choose from over 1400 bars, cafés and restaurants.