A lot of people from the United Kingdom and the Continent have visited Berlin, because there is something vibrant and special about it.
Some travellers are adamant that it is like a big Brick Lane (Shoreditch in London) located in Germany.
A lot of quaint shops - street art - popup activities and this kind of almost rough but safe places to stay for food and drinks are attracting visitors, tourists, fashion lovers and creatives as it brings this unique feel of exclusivity.
However, trends are changing and Leipzig is becoming the new Berlin. It even has a specific name: Hyperzig.
A real feel of East London with endless red brick buildings and warehouses. This is what indivividuals are after.
Open working spaces are becoming more clinical and minimal but also giving this view of clean and neat offices where work is becoming slightly less stressful and more relaxing too. This is due to the fact that the actual layout brings peace and inspiration to - in general - media agency and web developers.
...Just like Berlin in the 1990s, the excitement Leipzig's currently generating is really made possible by flaws in its economy. All those factories and warehouses ripe for creative re-use... Source
In the past few years travellers have changed their habits. Until now, they would rather go to Thailand, New Zealand and Australia to explore different cultures and landscapes. Maybe due to the ongoing recession, budget is certainly more restricted and therefore visiting closer cities is on the rise.
Leipzig is bringing that bowl of fresh air with something new at each corner. The architecture is playing an important role too. In previous years, tourists wanted to see all the shiny - and this was worldwide: from New York to Paris, London and Milan. But there is always a wind of change and for the time being, it is all about the vintage and cool.
Seeing the real life rather than places made for tourists and being part of local independent art galleries, coffee shops and other retailers is without a doubt the focal point.
This has been obvious and there is an evident growth in the actual suburb. Of course, busy arteries such as Oxford Street in London remains hectic because of all the brands and labels, but everything around Liverpool Street Tube station is buzzing too. Commercial Road area as well as The Old Truman Brewery sector have attracted unconventional traders and this is also reflected in Berlin and Leipzig. There is a pattern in what is in and out.