Leipzig’s largest cemetery is located in the southeast of the city behind Völkerschlachtdenkmal. It was planned in 1886 and the huge park-like cemetery has lots of old trees, graves of famous Leipzigers and old tombstones. The chapels and crematory in the centre form an impressive neo-Romanesque complex.
The cemetery of the old St John’s Hospital, severely damaged in World War II, has partly been restored and turned into a quiet park with old trees and lots of ivy. The graves are placed in rows along long low walls. Some monuments are still intact, others are fragments. The cemetery-park has a certain morbid flair and is best in autumn when the leaves are falling. This was the burial place of old Leipzig’s upper class.
Some tombstones and monuments have been brought here from a different cemetery and put up in a field on the far right. Among these are a number of remarkable art nouveau and symbolist sculptures and reliefs.
Location: Johannisplatz, behind Grassi Museum
A natural park around the town of Bad Düben is situated between Leipzig and Wittenberg. This park with its forests, lakes an moors invites for bicycling and walking. You can also discover romantic towns, windmills and a more than 1000 year old castle.
From the top of the Wackelturm ('Wobbly Tower') you have a view on Leipzig's skyline from a birds eye perspective. The Wackelturm is a metal construction, offering wonderful views over the city centre. Unfortunately its not an easy place to find, and climbing to the top is a quite hard, but the view at the end is worth it!
Leipzig is parted by a natural forest. It is a popular recreation area. You find numerous attractions on the paths through the forest like a wild park or the Auen Lake with a campground.