Barbecue/Grill Regulations in Parks and Public Spaces
In summer, what could be nicer than meeting up with friends in one of Leipzig's parks for a barbecue? Grilling is generally permitted. However, we have put together some rules and tips so the parks remain beautiful for everyone.
The most important questions and answers about barbecuing in and around Leipzig:
There is no "grilling ban" in Leipzig.
However, there are some rules that will help you preserve the areas, in particular the public parks, and avoid bothering other people. Violations of these rules of the "Police Ordinance on Public Security and Order in the City of Leipzig" are considered an administrative offence and may result in a warning or fine.
There are several designated grilling areas in Leipzig: Information on the locations and use of grilling areas
The "Police Ordinance on Public Safety and Order in the City of Leipzig" states that in public green and recreational areas actions that could significantly impair the purpose of the area for relaxation or that could be expected to have harmful effects on the areas and/or their users are not permitted.
Grills placed directly on the ground and that damage the grass may not be used. There should be no issues if you use a common commercial grill that does not come in contact with the ground and you respect other people who are there to relax.
Please always keep fire safety and protection of the landmarks in mind.
Grilling under trees or in the immediate vicinity of woody plants and on horticultural surfaces is not permitted (in the interest of protecting trees and birds). The grass must not be damaged (see: "What should be kept in mind?")
Open fires are generally prohibited, with the exception of the city's official barbecue and campfire spots.
There are containers set up throughout the city of Leipzig in various parks - such as in Johanna Park and Clara Zetkin Park; you can dispose of your picnic waste there without any issues. If they are full, please use other waste containers or take your waste with you.
Playing music in parks and green spaces in the city of Leipzig is generally permitted. But it must not be associated with commercial activities and should not harass anyone. The parks have a quiet period from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
No. Barbecuing is not permitted at Lake Cospuden, Lake Markkleeberg or the other lakes.
But there are some exceptions: The All-on-Sea company operates and rents an official grilling area at Markleeberger See.