3 reasons you need to visit Leipzig

There's been a lot of hype about Leipzig lately, with many dubbing Saxony's capital "the new Berlin". But is it really? Can little Leipzig honestly compete with Germany's largest, perennially popular city?

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.