Where to spend your afternoons with your child now? Fresh air is good and since all the children's hobbies are also suspended, parents now have to get creative.
Our author Priska Lachmann has picked out 10 insider tips from her book "111 places for kids in Leipzig that you have to see" for excursions that are possible in the Lockdown in addition to the game park and playgrounds. Even more excursion tips can be found in her book.
1. The biggest swings in the city
Where once heavy freight cars rattled over the tracks, today you can hear the happy laughter of children. The old freight station in Plagwitz used to be one of the largest freight stations in Europe. In the meantime it serves as a so-called citizens' railway station. Here you can find next to the playground "Wilder Westen" these huge swings.
Address: Röckener Str 44, 04229 Leipzig
2. The peephole
If you live in the Südvorstadt, you should go past the Betlehemgemeinde. The Evangelical Lutheran Church can be found in a large old mansion just before Schleußiger Weg. There in the giant showcase there are always new Bible stories in two peepholes for children. These can be read directly with a QR code on site.
Address: Kurt-Eisner-Strasse 22, 04275 Leipzig, Germany
3. The children's kingdom
This playground can be found in the Agra Park. He gives absolute priority to the children. Dogs, broken glass, fire, garbage, screws and nails are forbidden here. The "Kinderreich" is a clean, wild playground for romping, climbing and mudding – a paradise for children.
Address: Agra Park, Dölitzer Holz 7, 04279 Leipzig
4. The mountain of sound
The Klangberg is only called this in the vernacular. The official name is "Etzoldsche Sandgrube". On the small hill in the friendship park a monument reminds of the demolition of the university church. This monument has included self-generating sound constructions that send a shiver down your spine. All you have to do is step on the pavement inside the monument.
Address: Augustinerstr, 04289 Leipzig
5. The lime tree avenue
The avenue between Schönauer Park and Robert Koch Park got its name because of the many linden trees. It is very popular for walking, inline skating and cycling. On the right and on the left there are always playgrounds and at the end of the Lindenallee also the Heizhaus with its outdoor area for skating.
Address: Parkallee, 04209 Leipzig
6. The climbing wall
The climbing gyms had to close. But in Gohlis there is a large, freely accessible climbing wall. On the Renftplatz you will find a soccer field, basketball court, table tennis tables and a pipe as well as a bouldering wall. If you are brave enough, you can climb up to the top and down again on the other side.
Address: Renftplatz, 04159 Leipzig – Möckern
7. The Wishing Tree
Long since well known, this tree is perhaps the focal point for all good wishes at the present time. Maybe they will actually come true. On the tree you can find moving stories, fates, big and small wishes.
By the way, you can get rid of your worries at the Tränenteich in front of the Völkerschlachtdenkmal, so the legend says. Just throw in a worry stone. So that all worries can be taken care of at the same time.
Address: Anton-Bruckner-Allee 50, at the height of the Elster flood basin, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
8. The track
The race track is somewhat hidden in the recreation area of Lößnig. It's perfect for inline skates, model cars and first bike attempts. In fact, the track is actually intended for amateur athletes who do their laps here with their model cars. Besides the race track, there is also a nice playground, a great climbing tree and a lot of space for walking and playing ball. Kites can also be flown on the huge meadows around the Silbersee.
Address: Zum Förderturm, 04279 Leipzig
9. The trail of notes
Culture and history can still happen through the Notenspur. With the Notenspur a journey through time is possible. You can hear how Leipzig sounded 100 and 200 years ago. Starting from the Gewandhaus, you go on a musical journey of discovery with a total of 23 stops to stories about Leipzig's famous composers. Map, GPS data and station descriptions can be found online for downloading.