Leipzig Today

With her population of approx. 514,000, Leipzig is one of the largest cities in the Eastern part of Germany.

As one of the leading locations for trade fairs and exhibitions, Leipzig has always been the interface between different cultures – today, the so-called “European Metropolitan Region” serves as logistics hub between Eastern and Western Europe. Furthermore, the town has made its mark as a vibrant metropolis for the arts and cultural events (e.g. at the ‘cotton spinning mill’) and as a popular university town. With the Max-Planck-Institutes and Bio-City, Leipzig established itself as a high-class research centre for science and technology. In addition, the television studios of Radio Central Germany and numerous publishing houses make Leipzig a well-known European media centre. As a result, important industrial and logistics enterprises, such as BMW, Porsche, DHL and Amazon, have cast roots to establish their local branches here.

Characteristic for Leipzig as an attractive property location is the very large number of buildings tracing back to the Founder years, in Germany known as Wilhelminian style. The landmark ‘Waldstraßenviertel’ is one of the largest contiguous Wilhelminian-style neighbourhoods in Europe.

Many properties have already been restored; nevertheless, numerous “treasures” are waiting for investors. Because Leipzig is one of the few German cities with a growing population, there is an ever-larger demand for restored residential and commercial buildings.