Hotels Leipzig Christmas Market
Are you planning to stay in Leipzig during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Leipzig to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotels close to Leipzig – Marktplatz – Leipzig Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!
The Leipzig Christmas Market 2021 known as Leipzig Weihnachtsmarkt is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Leipzig, a few weeks before Christmas.
This year the market runs between 23rd November 2023 to 23rd December 2024. The Leipzig Christmas Market is located on Marktplatz, Leipzig old town.
Leipzig Christmas market dates all the way back to 1458. Its six areas are set in chime with the fascinating historical scenery of the Leipzig city centre. With more than 250 twinkling stalls embedded harmoniously in the historic centre, Leipzig Christmas market is not only one of the oldest but also one of the most popular and largest Christmas markets in Germany
How is the weather in Leipzig in December?
The average temperature in December is about 4° / 0° (low) and light snow is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Leipzig and Germany if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!
Best Restaurants in Leipzig for the perfect Christmas Dinner
- Ratskeller der Stadt Leipzig GmbH
- Restaurant Weinstock Leipzig
- Mein Leipzig
- Max Enk
- Auerbachs Keller
Best Day Tours in Leipzig in Winter
Leipzig is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. With a population of 605,407 inhabitants as of 2021, it is Germany’s eighth most populous city as well as the second most populous city in the area of former East Germany after Berlin
- Leipzig City Tour
- Leipzig Private Walking Tour
- Leipzig 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour
- Canoe tour through the Leipziger Neuseenland
- Leipzig Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
1. Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig 5* – Hotels Near Leipzig Christmas Market
This modern hotel is located beside the historic Naschmarkt square and Old Town Hall in central Leipzig. It offers a large spa, soundproofed rooms and free Wi-Fi.
The luxurious rooms and suites of the Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig feature free tea/coffee facilities, at least 2 telephones with voicemail, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A free bottle of water is provided in each room.
The Steigenberger Leipzig’s exclusive Spa World offers sauna and fitness facilities on 2 floors. Beauty and massage treatments are also available.
Set in an elegant former exhibition building a minute’s walk from Leipzig Markt train station, this upscale hotel is also 1 km from Zoo Leipzig.
Chic, contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have sofas. Suites add separate living areas; 1 has a kitchenette, a wet bar and a private sauna. Room service is offered 24/7.
There’s an elegant French-Mediterranean brasserie with a wine cellar, plus a sleek atrium bar.
Centrally located high-end hotel in the heart of the Leipzig Altstadt. Really close to the Marktplatz, town hall, Bach museum, Thomaskirche (for the Bach fans), and Nikolaikirche. Many good restaurant options nearby. Christmas market was just outside the door, with several smaller ones nearby. Probably one of the best located hotels in Leipzig.
We reserved a Grand Deluxe room. Attractively furnished with all the usual amenities, with a great view of the main street below.
Our corner suite has a huge bed (which we had made into twins the next day) and a lovely bathroom with all the toiletries, including an excellent nail file. Bottled water by the bed. Chocolates at night and a newspaper in the morning. Felt very spoilt. Very quiet room which overlooks one of the Christmas markets and next to the old stock exchange.
We slept very well here.
Housekeeping was excellent, taking no more than 3 minutes to deliver whatever we needed (iron and ironing board, water). Staff friendly and helpful.
Excellent Hotel in the heart of Leipzig. We was there while the Christmas market which was in front of the door. The staff was very friendly and the room clean.
We did not choose the breakfast because it was $$. THe most attractions can be walked through. For longer distance attractions, there was a subway station in front of the door.
If there is a reason to go to this city then it’s to stay at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof hotel. It’s dreamy and definitely one of the best Western European hotels I’ve experienced.
I was lucky enough to get a luxurious bathtub with an enormous window looking down to the art nouveau-esque lanes that lead to the very impressive Christmas Market and out at the beautiful, colorful muraled The Riquet Coffee House with a sweet bell dome in traditional Chinese architecture. It was strange such a majestic bathroom had such poor toiletries.
Otherwise, the bathroom reminded me of the best in the presidential suite of the Paris’ Four Season’s Charles V which looked out onto the Tour Eiffel. The spa is clean, new, eclectic and beautiful. Reception is friendly and professional.
The white bedding is super comfortable and clean. Loved the room’s coffee machine. TV stations left a lot to be desire. Be prepared that Sundays there is absolutely nothing to do in the city.
How much does a room costs at Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig?
Prices start 245$/night for Superior Double or Twin Room. The Grand Deluxe Double Room
is 315$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Elegant, soundproofed rooms with air conditioning, a TV, and a work desk. There are tea and coffee making facilities, and bathrobes and toiletries are provided in the private bathroom. Please note that the minibar is not free of charge.
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2. Five Elements Hostel Leipzig 2* – Hotels Near Leipzig Christmas Market
This hotel and hostel lies in the historic heart of Leipzig, within a 4-minute walk of the market square and St. Thomas Church, and a 10-minute walk from Leipzig Main Station. Five Elements Hostel Leipzig offers a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.
The colourful rooms and dormitories at the Five Elements Hostel Leipzig all include an en suite bathroom. There is a safety locker for each person.
A healthy buffet breakfast is served each morning. Guests are welcome to relax in the comfortable lounge with a common kitchen and summer terrace.
A minute’s walk from Leipzig train station, this vibrant hostel overlooking a tree-filled courtyard is a 4-minute walk from the Gothic St. Thomas Church and a 6-minute walk from Leipzig Zoo.
Simple, modern dorms with colorful accents feature free Wi-Fi, sitting areas and private bathrooms. Private rooms add TVs, and apartments offer kitchens and separate living rooms.
Coffee and tea are complimentary, and breakfast is available for a fee. There’s a guest kitchen and a lively dining area, plus a bright communal lounge.
The hostel is located in the old town area. 10-15 mins walk from haubahnhof which is okay for me. The market and St. Thomas Church is also close to the hostel with just 2 mins walking. The hostel is quite big inside but with clear signage. I live in a 4-female dorm with private washroom. The room is big enough for 4 people. The common washroom is just outside my room.
Therefore I will rate very high marks for this, at least I don’t need to walk through a long way to find the common washroom in case there is someone using the one in my room.
I will also rate high marks on the well-equipped common kitchen, although the atmosphere could not compare to those small hostels. Well, actually it depends on the people. Anyway, I will give high marks on this hostel.
We booked a double room with ensuite bathroom – well it was a lot better than some budget hotels I’ve stayed in. A large room with an extremely comfy bed, basic furniture (but do you need more than a couple of hangers each) and a spotlessly clean bathroom with a huge shower.
Because we were staying more than 3 nights, breakfast was included. I would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation in central Leipzig.
How much does a room costs at Five Elements Hostel Leipzig?
Brightly furnished, spacious room with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Includes bed linen, towels and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer.
Where to book online – Five Elements Hostel Leipzig – Hotels Near Leipzig Christmas Market – you can find the best hotels near Leipzig Old Town – Christmas Market hotels in Leipzig during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Germany on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Capri by Fraser Leipzig 4* – Hotels Near Leipzig Christmas Market
Located in Leipzig, 3 km from Panometer Leipzig and 6 km from Leipzig Trade Fair, Capri by Fraser Leipzig provides accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a fitness centre and a bar. Private parking is available on site.
Featuring a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, each unit also comes with a safety deposit box, a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, desk and a seating area with a sofa. A stovetop and kettle are also featured.
A continental breakfast is available daily at the aparthotel.
Set across the street from Oberer Park, this fashionable apartment hotel is 4 minutes’ walk from Leipzig Central train station, 6 minutes away on foot from the Museum of Fine Arts and a 15-minute walk from Zoo Leipzig.
Modern studios have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and kitchenettes. Upgraded studios add sofas, and 1-bedroom apartments provide separate living rooms.
Amenities include a cafe, a bar and a 24-hour gym, plus 24/7 guest laundry facilities. Breakfast is available.
Sleek, sophisticated and spacious, your brand-new Capri by Fraser Leipzig brings serviced apartments with modern facilities to the heart of the Saxon city. Behind the modern facade, 151 cleverly designed Studios and One Bedroom apartments seamlessly integrate living and dining rooms to create the perfect space in which to work or relax. Fashionable interiors and cutting-edge technology!
Super nice hotel at the center of Leipzig. Located only few minutes walking from everything we need to see in Leipzig, this hotel is very ideal.
Room is spacious (for German standard) and equipped with small “kitchen” for small food heating. Microwave oven is provided as well as all necessary utensils. Room is clean and feels new. Highly recommended.
I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience all round at this beautiful hotel. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful and accommodating.
The room was gorgeous and very well equipped and designed. I love Leipzig and this hotel is my number 1 there from now on. And it’s so close to the central train station, and to the city centre – perfect location.
How much does a room costs at Capri by Fraser Leipzig?
This apartment features air conditioning, kitchenette and electric kettle.
Where to book online – Capri by Fraser Leipzig – Hotels Near Leipzig Christmas Market – you can find the best hotels near Leipzig Old Town – Christmas Market hotels in Leipzig during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Germany on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.