I was the really happy become of a nice gift in december: a week-end in Leipzig!
We spend the first day in the city and on the christmas market. Here is a container for Glühwein, this typical german warm wine:
I never saw this before, I think this is a local specialty: the “Handbrotzeit”. It consists in a little bred ( “Brötchen”) filled with sour cream and spring onions. Quite nice actually, but then you get such a breath!
After visiting the city, we went to the restaurant “Zills Tunnel” where one can eat specialties in a traditional atmosphere. The local beer is also available: the “Gose”.
We spent the night at the Penta Hotel. This hotel has a good situation in the center of Leipzig: you reach the commercial streets by feet in 5 minutes.
If you plan to go to the zoo (which is fantastic, the best zoo I have ever seen!), you can begin the day with a breakfast near the main entrance. In the same street is “Schäfer’s”. There one can enjoy a nice and affordable breakfast.
Do not forget your student card if you own one, the zoo make special prices for students and children.
This zoo has a gigantic tropical house, with the humidity and temperatures of tropical regions. Birds fly free in the whole house and you practically do not notice that the animals are captive: tapirs and crocodile so near!