stands for many things, a long history with much preserved substance, the present with potential for further upswing and forecasts for a further growing future. There is a coexistence of nature, people and industry.
From 2010 onwards, Leipzig was one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and experienced an annual increase of around 10,000 people up to and including 2017, which corresponded to annual growth rates of over 2 per cent. With the highest German growth rate in 2014 to 2017 (6.9% more inhabitants each year), Leipzig became the eighth largest major city in Germany in 2018. According to forecasts, Leipzig will remain Germany's fastest-growing city in percentage terms in the coming years until 2035.
There and back
You can reach Leipzig by car via the A 9, A 14, A 38, A 72 motorways, the B 2, B2, B 87, B 181, B 184 and B 186 federal roads. Train connections to Leipzig consist of ICE, InterRegio, regional trains. From Leipzig-Halle airport, which is 20 km from the centre of Leipzig, you can also travel by train directly to Leipzig's main railway station. Within the city, the city handles the movements of its residents by S-Bahn, tram and bus.