Leipzig & Region


Leipzig is one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in Europe. The Guardian recently described Leipzig as „Germany’s boom-town” and the German newspaper Die Welt confirmed it, calling Leipzig “the city overtaking the rest of the republic”. Located at the crossroads of the historic European trade routes, Leipzig prides itself on its 1,000-year tradition of commercial vitality and on its reputation as a meeting place for science and arts. Beyond its modern infrastructure, what stands out about Germany’s fastest growing city is the rapidly expanding economy with its world-famous brands such as Porsche, BMW, DHL and Amazon.

Leipzig is located in the heart of Europe and well-connected by road, rail and air. Berlin, the capital of Germany, is only an hour-long train ride away and the financial capital Frankfurt can be reached within three hours. Major European cities like London, Paris or Prague are also in close proximity.

Leipzig, THE place to be

Leipzig is also home to 40,000 students and offers a high-quality lifestyle with very moderate living costs compared to other university cities. With its many parks, open air sports facilities, surrounding lakes with beautiful beaches, as well as many jogging and biking paths, Leipzig is probably one of the “greenest” European metropoles. Also our campus is surrounded by the green banks of the river Weiße Elster, where you can relax after a long day of group work. In your free time, you can also choose to have a drink with your classmates in one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants close to the campus or in the city center, or you can enjoy a cultural event.

All in all: The HHL-Leipzig mix sets the perfect balance for studying, networking and enjoying life.

HHL-Life @ Leipzig

Study Environment

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.

Cultural Environment

Leipzig’s reputation as a world-class cultural city is based in part on a rich history. Famous people like Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, Goethe, Schiller, Nietzsche, Beckmann and Klinger have lived and worked here. Your interest in architecture, art, classical music, jazz, comedy or the newest bands will be met here. Leipzig offers entertainment for everyone. The Gewandhaus Orchestra and the St. Thomas Choir are world famous. A wide variety of innovative museums, galleries, art exhibitions like the international book fair and events like DOK Leipzig or Designers Open reflect the thriving art scene in the city.

No matter what your personal interests and favorites are, you will find what you are looking for in Leipzig. You can choose from more than 60 museums, galleries and exhibitions and a total of 35 theaters, stages and concert halls.

Business Environment

The leading consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has identified Leipzig as the most innovative city in Germany. Leipzig represents the new dynamic Germany. In 1989, the peaceful East German revolution started on the streets of this city. Building on its century-old history as a center of trade and commerce it has attracted global players like BMW, Porsche, DHL and Amazon. Leipzig is also home to three world-famous Max Planck Institutes, several IT and bio-technological research facilities, and internationally renowned colleges and universities. The supportive structures for businesses and the stimulating urban climate are major reasons to locate excellent start-ups and their headquarters in Leipzig.