Leipzig Motorhome Rental, Germany
RV Rental and Campervan Hire in Leipzig
Leipzig is located in eastern Germany, south of Berlin and fairly close to the Czech border. The city is best known for the Thomaskirche and the Bach Museum. The Thomaskirche is the Lutheran St. Thomas Church where Johann Sebastian Bach was the choir director up until his death in 1759. Although Felix Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg, his close links to Leipzig justified his museum, the Mendelssohn Haus, being here. And with the town’s close proximity to the Polish and Czech borders, a Leipzig motorhome rental is the ideal choice to make the most of your visit to this region.
Historic Sites to See
To the north of the town are Berlin and Potsdam. Berlin, just two hours northeast by campervan hire in Leipzig, has a wealth of attractions that include the Berlin Wall, the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Reichstag with its glass dome, the famous Checkpoint Charlie, and the Holocaust Memorial with its 2,711 big concrete blocks.
Driving to Berlin with your motorhome hire in Leipzig, you will go through Potsdam and pass the Brandenburg Gate, one of Germany’s most famous landmarks. Potsdam is a popular tourist attraction where the Prussian king Frederick the Great lazed and relaxed while away from court. Among its must-sees is Park Sanssouci (the park’s French name translates to ‘no worries’), the largest of Germany’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites which, true to its purpose, has fairy tale palaces built into its design.
Eastern Europe by Motorhome Rental
To the east close to the Czech and Polish borders, you can drive your Leipzig motorhome hire to Dresden which is ideally located on the banks of the beautiful Elbe River. In Dresden you can see the Fürstenzug (Procession of Princes): This is the world’s largest porcelain mural and measures 330 feet in length and is made up of 25,000 tiles that were made by a porcelain manufacturer in Meissen, just up the river.
In Dresden, you can also take an afternoon coffee cruise along the Elbe in one of the historic paddle steamers to where the first European porcelain was manufactured.
With your motorhome rental in Leipzig, drive to the Polish border to the town of Gorlitz which, due to its remote location, has never been ‘developed’ since the days of East Germany. It has, therefore, retained its astounding clutch of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau buildings – about 4,000 in all and untouched – that provide a suitable backdrop to a host of films, most notably the ‘Grand Budapest Hotel.’
Castles of the Elbe and Bavaria
The Elbe Valley is very picturesque and in your Leipzig campervan hire, you will be able to visit the valley’s most famous trio of castles. These are the Albrechtsberg Castle, Lingner Castle and the Eckberg Castle which has now been transformed into a luxury hotel.
To the south is the postcard-worthy city of Nuremberg in Bavaria, about three hours south by Leipzig motorhome rental or campervan hire. Nuremberg is home to Kaiserburg Castle which was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire for over 500 years. If you still have more time, drive west to the Black Forest for more spectacular attractions.