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Address: Markt, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 710 42 60
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Interesting mix of old and new

Restaurants and souvenir shops surround the Market square. We came in the evening and welcoming shop lights were helpful to finding places.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Southport, CT
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Southport, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurants and souvenir shops surround the Market square. We came in the evening and welcoming shop lights were helpful to finding places.

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Cleveland, Oh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is potentially a very nice square, surrounded by beautiful churches, buildings and elegant restaurant and store. Unfortunately I went in early December and the place was filled with Xmas stands selling seasonal items, fast food and warm wine. Based on the crowds, many people must love those activities but, personally, I would have enjoyed the square without.

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I happened to be there this month and there is a Christmas market going on with lots of stands with crafts and Christmas items. Outdoor food stands and bars serving the traditional food and hot wine drink.

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Caesarea, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great place to walk around, to shop, to eat. Nice and elegant restaurants. The food outdoor market on Tuesdays is chic and very nice. Many tastes and smells. You have great vegetables, cheese stands, meat and fish stands. Marvelous

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Enormous area more crowded than in earlier days, and thus less pleasant than previous Christmas markets. Probably won't return.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Nowadays it's still being used as Farmers Market on Weekends mostly and Christmas Market from End November till Christmas. Meeting and starting point for inner city tours to discover all historical sights and churches in Leipzig.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The Christmas Market is not to be missed. It starts in front of the Altes Rathaus, the largest area, and runs a short distance towards St Thomaskirche and in the opposite direction towards St Nikolaskirche. One side street houses the historic market, and at the end just past Leipzig University is a ferris wheel.

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful town square. Great market and gorgeous buildings. Definitely worth visiting. We went for the Christmas Market and enjoyed it tremendously but also appreciated the ambiance of the town of Leipzig.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was here last week and had several opportunities to visit the market. It has a huge variety of gift, decoration and food stalls. We also had a guided tower of the various buildings and churches around the square. A really beautiful sqaure to visit during christmas market. Definitely try their Gluehwein or kinderpunch - one of the best I... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

No idea what it's normally like but during weihnachtsmarkt it's full of stalls selling all kinds of treats. Definitely worth a visit.

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