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The seedbed of creativity in Leipzig

The former industrial district of Plagwitz is known for its converted factories and warehouses. Think an artist community with studios and exhibition spaces housed in a former cotton mill, arthouse cinema, a design/vintage market, DJs and live bands in an erstwhile spinning mill, free graffiti spraying areas, and a community garden.


Although there is plenty of buzz year-round to draw you to Plagwitz, the neighborhood really blooms in the summer. Spend a relaxing day by the river, admire the street art on display, and be charmed by the small cafés, eateries, and bars spilling out to the streets that light up at night like fireflies.


Nestled in the garden of the Leipzig Contemporary Art Gallery, Backstein bakery is known for their sourdough bread. The secret to its taste is the long time the dough is left to mature and made divine with aromas. The bakery is inspired by French, Valais, and Italian recipes as well as their own spin on breads.

Pascal Hubertus, the man behind the bakery, only discovered his love of the craft late, shortly before his 40th birthday. The former graphic designer trained as a baker in the organic bakery Macis and since 2018, he along with his team have been delighting guests with breads, such as Monte Rosa which is inspired by Valais and made from 100% rye meal, or Deep Purple, a mixed wheat bread with toasted walnuts and figs. There’s also classic baguette, seasonally inspired focaccia, and some fine pastries.

Cotton Culture – The former factory town is home to a roster of galleries, artists, workshops, jewellery designers and exhibitions. There is always a reason to head to the Spinnerei.


In its 25 years, the Gallery for Contemporary Art (GfZK) has established itself as an institution in Leipzig—a recognised platform for modern paintings, graphics, photography, and media art. In stark contrast to the classical gallery building set in Johanna Park, one finds a fluorescent green labyrinth in the garden, tipping off visitors to the unexpected experience that awaits them inside. Since its inception, the GfZK has focussed on addressing local themes in connection with global developments.

Head here if you’re in the mood for umami-rich broths, flavourful and textured Poke bowls, or bite-sized snacks that showcase the complex culinary tradition of Japan.

Watch your organic meal being prepared live by the chefs. Feast on fresh oysters, antipasti, or head there in the morning for some scrumptious breakfast.

This spot has you sorted with specialty coffees, homemade cakes, and an exquisite breakfast, plus a weekly changing lunch menu. Awesome!

Enjoy authentic Italian dishes made from ingredients supplied by family and small businesses that stick to traditional ways. Or take the products home with you.

A minimalist Italian espresso bar in south central Leipzig, Grato serves up amazing cuppas, hearty nourishing dishes, and comfort foods.

An extraordinary bar in an industrial setting that serves up the best craft cocktails, all set against charming views of Leipzig-Plagwitz.

MdbK – Museum der bildenden Kunst

With masterpieces from the 15th to the 21st century, the museum showcases contemporary works that are as much a part of the experience as the architecture itself with courtyards, terraces, and stairwells turning into exhibition spaces.


The Porter Leipzig-Spinnerei is a connected urban hub, offering design-led studios and apartments for short trips, as well as for extended stays. Our workspaces and meeting areas facilitate to merge living with new work and provide an inspiring environment for meetings and team gatherings. 

On ground floor levels you can find the Porter Café, serving fairtrade coffee and high-quality food and drinks throughout the day. Next door, we will open The Porter Market, a neighborhood-focused concept store.

In-house guests, as well as The Porter Members, will also have access to our sports and yoga studio, as well as to our iconic rooftop terrace overlooking the city of Leipzig.

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