The Leipzig Zoological Garden is an internationally noted attraction. It is popular with locals and tourists and is well known for its spectacular carnivore exhibit. The zoo is home to approximately 850 different species and has bred bears, lions and Siberian tigers, to name a few. It is also one of the most modern zoos in Europe consisting of the world's largest zoological facilities for primates. The Leipzig Zoological Garden also conducts exciting tours to educate its visitors on animal welfare and species conservation. With something to do for everyone; kids and adults alike, the Leipzig Zoological Garden proves to be a fun day out for the entire family.
Another famous tourist attraction is The Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei. Also known as the Leipzig Cotton Mill, it is one of the most popular industrial sites in Leipzig. It is also a unique art space and was once the largest cotton mill in continental Europe. It is now home to various galleries, studios, cafes, restaurants and much more.
Visitors to Leipzig will be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. There are several shopping malls, boutiques, shopping streets and arcades in and around the city. Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is quite unique and is patronized by German and foreign tourists. Not only is it one of the world’s largest railways, measured by floor area, but it is also a large, popular shopping mall. Visitors will be able to find a variety of shops and cafes here. Paunsdorf Center is also another large shopping mall that houses international brands and is popular with locals and tourists.
Located in Schkeuditz, Saxony the Leipzig/Halle Airport is an international airport that serves; Leipzig, Saxony and Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. The airport is easily accessible and visitors can reach it via public or private transport.
There are a few Halal restaurants in Leipzig. It is best for Muslim visitors to inquire about them at the local mosque or the hotel reception desk. If unsure about the food being Halal, Muslim tourists are advised to play it safe and eat only vegetarian food.
There is also a small number a Mosques in Leipzig. One known mosque is the Al-Rahman Moschee which holds Jummah prayers as well as some other activities for the Leipzig Muslim community.