Wasserfest featuring rowing

From 17 to 19 August, Leipzig will celebrate its diverse waterways and lakes at the 18th annual Wasserfest. For the fourth time in a row, the Ruderbundesliga (rowing sprint league) will also be part of the event with the PLANAT Race Day Leipzig. The fastest rowing club teams of Germany will battle each other on Saturday afternoon and well into the evening, between Sachsenbrücke and Rennbahnsteg at Clara-Zetkin-Park.”

Salzlandachter Bernburg putting on a light show in Leipzig in August 2017. (Source: Alexander Pischke / Ruder-Bundesliga)
Salzlandachter Bernburg putting on a light show in Leipzig in August 2017. (Source: Alexander Pischke / Ruder-Bundesliga)

“Adventures are planned for the youngest guests at the Plagwitz district park. This will once more be transformed into a genuine pirate island with campfire bread and colourful pirate stories around the campfire, great pirate costumes, pirate skills tests, a pirate raft building camp and pirate water jousting. Concerts and musical theatre will also provide the requisite entertainment.”

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Exhibit: “5 pigments”

16-23 August

Five diverse artists (and Leipzig residents) show their paintings at Pöge Haus.

Catalina Ariza (Colombien/Colombia)
Jacqueline BoomBoom (Brasilien/Brasil)
Ely Dobritz (Chile)
Christine Fehr (Deutschland)
Karsten Santa Cruz (Deutschland)

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Deutsch-Spanische Freundschaft e.V. Leipzig

Summer 2018 events

9 August – 30 Sept: Frauen in Bewegung Leipzig

“You’ve always liked to sing, draw, dance or make music? Or it has always interested you but you never had the opportunity to try it out? We invite you to participate in our workshops, where you can get to know and deepen different forms of art, painting, music and theater! Find out what suits you, what you enjoy and what you may be particularly good at! This is a project of women for women, various lecturers will be there to support you, to develop your creative power! In addition, a space is to be created to exchange experiences… in order to develop strategies for violence and conflicts. You can talk and meet other women on your common path!”

16 August: Orgel Plus – Barock meets Fandango

18 August: LO.FE The “Leipzig East Festival,” by and for people from all over the world, combines information and a meetup

21 September:

Conferencia de diálogo local / Lokale Dialogkonferenz samo.fa

Festival: “Diversity Without Borders” 2018

Regular music offers for young people:

“We are currently running two projects that will be held weekly until June 2019. The projects are funded within the framework of the support program ‘Kultur macht Stark,” and therefore the participation of young people aged 8-18 is free.” Make music with Ali Pirabi | R.A.P.- Real Alternative Power

SpinLab Community Party

23 August

FREE drinks and music in Plagwitz! And while at it, you get to visit the super cool SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator, make new friends, and meet their new class of entrepreneurs going full-steam with their bright ideas.


Shawn Segundo.
Shawn Segundo, marketing manager at SpinLab.

KLASSIK Underground

KLASSIK Underground is a cooperation between the Gewandhaus and Moritzbastei. Guest soloists and stars of the classical music world who are performing with the Gewandhaus orchestra perform late night after shows in the neighbouring Moritzbastei club for younger audiences in a relaxed atmosphere – with bar service.

6 September 2018

Janine Jansen @ KLASSIK underground

The concert series opens its third season on September 6 with an internationally acclaimed violinist as guest star. The Dutchwoman Janine Jansen plays with the big orchestras and conductors worldwide, but today she will perform in the arches of the Moritzbastei in an unfamiliar atmosphere.

Tahlia Petrosian, the Gewandhaus musician who thought up Klassik Underground. (Photo courtesy of Tahlia Petrosian)
Tahlia Petrosian, the Gewandhaus musician who thought up Klassik Underground. (Photo courtesy of Tahlia Petrosian)

29 September 2018

Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberger @ KLASSIK underground

KLASSIK underground with Gewandhaus bandmaster Andris Nelsons (trumpet), Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Gewandhaus Brass Quintet and other musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Moderation: Tahlia Petrosian

Female Entrepreneurs and Creatives in Leipzig

“For all you ladies who wanna make stuff happen, join us! We meet every other Tuesday at 7 pm in Basislager to learn from and with each other in an interactive format (e.g. topics like target customer, your own brand, and thoughts on ‘fear’). And of course, there is always time for networking, sharing experiences, helping each other, and just having a lot of fun together. (Deutsch und English, yes both!)”

Female Entrepreneurs and Creatives in Leipzig

Leipzig, DE
150 Members

Calling all female entrepreneurs and creatives, people who work and support entrepreneurship, and anybody interested in these topics ….. let’s connect!

Next Meetup

Meetup — topics to be announced, stay tuned

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018, 7:00 PM
3 Attending

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Welcome Center Leipzig: Special services

Leipzig city center. Photo: maeshelle west-davies

Since June, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Leipzig and the Verbraucherzentrale Sachsen e.V. have been present with their offers in the WZL.

The regular opening hours of the Welcome Center Leipzig are as follows:

Monday 1-5pm
Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursday 1-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

Willkommenszentrum Leipzig
Otto-Schill-Straße 2
04109 Leipzig

Further information about the WZL can be found on its website.

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