There's been a lot of hype about Leipzig lately, with many dubbing Saxony's capital "the new Berlin". But can little Leipzig honestly compete with Germany's largest, perennially popular city? Watch this video to find out.

From the best graffiti-covered backstreets to secret beaches and sparkling lakes, here are three reasons why you need to visit Leipzig.

Special thanks to Halle 14 and the Leipzig International Art Programme. Artists work featured in order of appearance: Margo Greb (USA, School of Visual Arts New York), Diego Palacios (Chile), Alex Valls (USA, Miami / New York). Street artists featured: Mäcks and Erich. Explore more of Germany with The Rough Guide to GermanyCompare flightsfind toursbook hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go.

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