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Rent a motorhome in Leipzig

Explore Saxony's largest city and surrounding area

Leipzig is a savvy choice of city to begin a camper van holiday if you want to discover neighbouring Saxony in the east of Germany. When you arrive in Leipzig, motorhomebookers.com rental partners will be ready to ensure your trip starts smoothly.

Below, we invite you to discover why Leipzig is an ideal point to start a motorhome holiday. Read on for valuable advice and helpful tips, including what to see and do in the Leipzig area.

Top 5 facts about Leipzig

  1. St Nicholas Church, Leipzig, was the Gothic and Baroque setting of the Monday Demonstrations that eventually led to German reunification in the late 1980s.
  2. Leipzig's city-centre fine arts museum, or Museum der Bildenden Künste, is an intriguingly designed 36-metre glass cube with a surrounding protective structure.
  3. Leipzig rail station is the world's largest by area; its facade is almost 300 metres long.
  4. About 60 kilometres from Leipzig and towards Dresden, you will find picturesque Rochlitz Castle beside a river in a picture-postcard valley.
  5. The Zeitgeschichtliches Forum in Leipzig is a museum that portrays life in East Germany between 1949 and reunification.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Leipzig

In Leipzig city centre, Mädlerpassage is an opulent shopping arcade of astonishing size, more than 140 metres long with four storeys. Inside, there are around 40 speciality shops and eateries. An extension of the Auerbachskeller wine tavern gives visitors a sense of hostelry in the 1400s.

Leipzig's main rail station concourse is home to a three-storey shopping mall with boutiques and high-street retailers under its characteristic brick arches. On platform 24, there are five historic locomotives, including a lovingly-restored steam engine and an aerodynamic 1930s diesel locomotive.

This makes Leipzig particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

Leipzig is a major cultural centre. Its university dates back to the fifteenth century, and the city has a fascinating offering of museums, art and musical history. The old town is a beautiful landmark and the town hall, or Rathaus, is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. The building features gable embellishments, mullioned windows and an offset tower. It also houses the Leipzig city museum, which shows off the town hall's interiors and examples of period decoration as it dips into Leipzig's past.

If you like shopping for freshly-grown produce, there are food markets every week and special Easter and Christmas events in the square.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Leipzig

The closest arrival point for international air travellers is Leipzig/Halle Airport, which is within easy reach. Other options include the medium-sized airport at Altenburg-Nobitz, 37 kilometres away, or Dresden, which is 102 kilometres from Leipzig.

Though parking is permitted on most roadsides, an excellent choice of camper van sites means you needn't go short on creature comforts when holidaying in Leipzig. Stellplatz Boje Sportartikel and Parken am Goldstück have space for 24 motorhomes, while Parking am Clarapark has 30 pitches and Melinenburg some 39.

There again, you could opt for Knaus Campingpark Auensee with a capacity for 159 motorhomes, or Caravaning am Elsterstausee with 40. Though centrally located, Stadthafen Leipzig is relatively small, with room for six camper vans.

Why not visit the Leipzig Panometer, a converted gasometer in the southern suburb of Connewitz? Its panoramic images are 30 metres in height and 105 metres in circumference. Themes vary and have covered the Titanic, the Battle of Leipzig, the Amazon, Ancient Rome and Mount Everest.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Leipzig

Heading south via the B2 and A38, Belantis amusement park features themed areas and fun rides for all ages. Looking further afield, Leipzig forms a triangle with Dresden to the southeast and Berlin to the northeast, making it a great starting point for a twin-city trip in a camper van.

Contact motorhomebookers.com today to discuss your requirements or book your holiday camper van rental in Leipzig.