Here art meets pub scene, alternative free spirits meet young families: the southern suburb of Leipzig is as versatile as its inhabitants. On Karl-Liebknecht-, August-Bebel- or Arndtstrasse numerous restaurants, cafés and retailers invite you to linger, marvel and enjoy. Reason enough to take a closer look at the charming quarter.
The centre of the sought-after Südvorstadt is Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse, known among Leipzigers as "KarLi", which runs from the centre-south to Connewitz. Bars, pubs, clubs, but also charming shops and cafés await visitors interested in culture who want to experience Saxony's capital city from its most scenic side in well-preserved Gründzeit buildings. Those who are particularly interested in the nightlife can sip on whiskeys and beers at Killiwilly or swing their hips to electronic rhythms at Absturz.
The popular Suedbrause helps out in the morning with a hangover breakfast, while the Kollektiv provides an authentic GDR atmosphere for diners. Twice a year shop and restaurant owners open their doors for the KarLi Beben street festival, where live music, readings, street performers, and culinary treats delight festival goers from all over.
Alongside a flourishing gastronomy and nightlife, Südvorstadt also has a lot to offer culturally. At naTo you can immerse yourself in international independent films, experience modern theatre up close, or take part in workshops and discussions. The Feinkost area, lovingly restored and individually designed by artists and craftsmen, also regularly hosts flea markets, summer cinema screenings and other events. Our tip: house facades embellished by the painter Michael Fischer can be discovered not only in the Südvorstadt, but also beyond and are among Leipzig's most original art attractions.
Far away from the busy KarLi you will find plenty of room to breathe in the less turbulent side streets or in the nearby Auwald forest. Thanks to the excellent transport connections, you can reach the main train station, the numerous green parks of Leipzig, or neighbouring districts in just a few minutes, while the Biomare supermarket, which is exclusively located in the Saxon state capital, provides nutritionists with healthy delicacies.