The most substantial city in Saxony, with a population of 600,000, Leipzig played a crucial role in German history. The peaceful, late-1989 Monday demonstrations in the East Germany city captured the mood as Germany moved toward reunification.
Matches in Leipzig
18/06: F3 vs F4
21/06: D2 vs D4
24/06: B2 vs B3
02/07: Round of 16
Leipzig Stadium capacity: 42,000
Home to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, Leipzig Stadium opened in 2004, having been rebuilt inside the shell of the old Zentralstadion, the biggest stadium in the former East Germany.
With a capacity of over 40,000 for football games, Leipzig Stadium was still known as the Zentralstadion when it staged matches at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as three group games and a round of 16 fixture at the FIFA World Cup the following year.
Along with its major tournament history, the arena also features a state-of-the-art roof which was designed to provide superior acoustics. As a result, it is a popular venue for concerts, with Tina Turner, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen all experiencing the excellent sound it offers.
Who is Leipzig's city ambassador?
Professor Dr Jörg Junhold
Director of Leipzig Zoo since 1997, Professor Dr Junhold has also served as president of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as the Association of Zoological Gardens.
Things to do in Leipzig: Top tourist attractions
Follow in Goethe's footsteps
Central Leipzig has had a major overhaul in recent decades, with the famous Auerbachs Keller also receiving an upgrade. Writer and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a regular here during his student days from 1765 to 1768, basing part of Faust at Auerbachs Keller.
Commune with Bach
Renovated since reunification, the Thomaskirche was Johann Sebastian Bach's place of work for 30 years, where he took charge of the famous boys' choir (the Thomanerchor). The choir's repertoire focuses on Bach at the church three times a week.
Get a panoramic view
The impressive Völkerschlachtdenkmal (translation: Monument to the battle of the nations) marks Napoleon's defeat in Leipzig. It is almost 100m tall but the 500-step journey to the observation platform is well worth it for a different perspective on the city.
When is UEFA EURO 2024?
The UEFA EURO 2024 final tournament is scheduled to take place between 14 June and 14 July 2024.
The qualifying draw takes place in Frankfurt on 9 October 2022, with the final tournament draw due to be made in December 2023 in Hamburg.