Leipzig Car Rentals
Leipzig is a city renowned for its old fairs and markets. Located in the Saxon Lowlands at the junction of the Weisse Elster and the Pleisse rivers, the city became a commercial hub after it got the permission to hold fairs, making it the leading city in Saxony only after Dresden. Leipzig is unarguably a top tourist destination in eastern Germany; this can be seen in its exclusive cultural and musical heritage. The city has fascinating places to visit like the ancient publishing houses and the major libraries including the German library. Leipzig has been listed among the best cities to reside in Europe in several top publications.
Leipzig car rental is a sure fire way to tour the second largest city in Saxony with lots of tourist spots. Upon picking up your car rental in Leipzig, begin your trip by visiting the Saint Thomas Church where Bach worked during his lifetime. Visit the building that housed the legendary composers Mendelssohn and Schumann, and the renowned poet, Friedrich Schiller is a must. Catch an interesting glimpse of the sights that portrays the protest responsible for the fall of the Wall. Enjoy the music melody of the Thomaskirche boys choir, pay a visit to the art galleries and ateliers of the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei. Leipzig also has eye-catching lakes that you can drive to with your cheap Leipzig car rental from Right Car Hire. Renting a car will help you navigate the nook and cranny of the city in a stress-free way.
Old City Hall
The boisterous city is home to the Old City Hall (locally known as Rathaus). The hall was built in the mid 16th century, but much altered in later centuries. Featuring a Baroque crown, the tower is adjacent to the main entrance. Above you will find a roofed balcony which serves as an area where public announcements are made and local trumpeters also perform.
One of the places worth visiting is Thomaskirche, a church where Bach played the organ. Bach wrote the St. Matthew Passion, alongside other works credited to his name. Bach served diligently in the church from 1723 until his demise in 1750. Organ concerts are sometimes held in the church on Sunday evenings. Concerts are held at the Bach monument on Monday evenings in the months of July and August.
Pay a visit to the Schumann House, a place where Robert and Clara started their marriage. The Mendelssohn house at Goldschmidstreet 12 is the place where Felix spent his lifetime and was also buried. A stroll across the street will lead you to the Bach museum open to visitors from 10am to 5pm. There are lots of coffee shops scattered here where you can enjoy a slice of Sachertorte and other cakes.
You can also visit the Stasi Museum, where you will find permanent exhibition of “Stasi – Power and Banality” about “The dictatorship of the proletariat – the Ministry of State Security´s role as the SED´s instrument of terror.” Here you will learn more about the cold war which occurred in Leipzig several years back and you will get a picture of how people were spied on during the war.