Why we can't wait to go back: It's like Berlin, but better. This city is filled with ex-Berliners who, outpriced by gentrification, went looking for a cheaper alternative to call home. By day, we'll catch a film at the Leipzig Panometer - a 360-degree cinema (yes, really) - before popping into the Museum of Fine Arts. After dinner at Umaii ramen bar, it's time for drinks at the spectacularly painted La Boum. Ready to make a night of it? Leipzig's techno clubs rival the German capital in their renown. See you beside the left-of-stage speaker.
Where we're staying: Hotel Fregehaus
Before you go: Read up on Spinnerei, a cotton factory turned artists' hub. It's a compound filled with more 120 artists' studios and home to the so-called "New Leipzig School" of art.