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Market Square (Markt)

Markt, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
+49 341 710 42 60
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Ranked #9 of 75 Attractions in Leipzig
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were there the last weekend of an actual market where food and goods were sold by many different merchants. In front of the old Rathaus the other sides now house modern restaurants and shops which was much different then the drab disrepair I saw 25 years ago when I was last year. Leipzig has come a long way, say... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were there on Reunification weekend basically a long weekend. Downtown Leipzig was packed and so was Marketplatz. It's basically what I was hoping to experience; a cool street scene with chill people wandering around taking in a beautiful, old and culturally proud city with super interesting street life. Market stalls were interesting with lots of artists, handicraft and local... More

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The last weekend of September sees the annual Thanksgiving Festival.....with lots of food and bars in the square and excellent entertainment made for a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon. The square was full to capacity with all ages having fun.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The old square had a busy market, mostly fruit and veg, which was interesting to wander round. It is surrounded by old buildings and has plenty of cafes for a refreshment stop.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

.......surrounded by ancient (or rebuilt) beautiful buildings and the lovely arcades that the Germans call 'Passages'. A number of cafes round the square enable you to soak up the atmosphere and people watch to your hearts content.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The square itself is very photogenic, with the Old City Hall and the architecturally interesting buildings. The market is well-priced and varied. You can grab a snack and then people watch. Just be careful because those little old ladies will plow right into you on their way to the tomatoes.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was just luck that we were here on a Tuesday which together with Sat. Is one of the days that farmers bring their produce for sale. It was fun walking around and looking at what they had as well as other locals selling baked bread and goods as well as other hand made items. The square is surrounded by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Freshest regional produce, we bought a selection of mushrooms, parsley, blueberries, plums and apricots. All went down very well forming the basis of breakfasts in our little campervan. A beautiful setting in Central Leipzig. Plenty of opportunity to sample local foods and hear some local music. We also shopped nearby in great department stores for clothes, Falke socks and wool.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A very pleasant heart to the city, with masses of open space and many beautifully restored old buildings bearing proud witness to the commercial and cultural greatness of Leipzig. In the autumn of 2013 bicentenary commemorations were taking place of the Battle of the Nations (1813), and young actors strolling around in ancient uniforms made the square extra-enjoyable.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love the market place, there is usually something going on when I am there. Either market days with fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, etc. or a concert for the public or something else. Surrounded by lots of cafés there is always a good spot to find to have a drink and good food to watch the happenings at the market... More

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