Leipzig is the largest city of Saxony with a population of over 1,000,000 in the larger urban zone and situated at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleisse, and Parthe rivers.

“Leipzig was once one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing. Leipzig became a major urban center within the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) after World War II, but its cultural and economic importance declined despite East Germany being the richest economy in the Soviet Bloc.” (Wikipedia)

After the reunification of Germany, Leipzig invested a lot in the reconstruction of ancient buildings and the construction of a modern infrastructure. Today the city is an economic centre and according to GfK marketing researches Germany’s most livable city.

What is there to see?

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Monument to the Battle of Nations: “Dedicated to the Battle of the Nations from 1813, this gigantic monument with 91 metres of height offers a spectacular view across Leipzig and environs. It stands right in the centre of the former battle field, where Napoleon’s army was defeated by the allied armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden. The monument is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Wilhelmine architecture.” (Source: German Missions in the UK)




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⇒ Auerbachs Keller: “Located in the Mädler Passage, the restaurant Auerbachs Keller has attracted visitors since 1530, because it was made famous by Johann Wolfgang Goethe who wrote about it in his masterpiece “Faust”. When he was a student, the poet had been to Auerbachs Keller many times. Two bronze figures of Mephisto and Faust outside of the restaurant remind of the scene in the book.” (Source: German Missions in the UK)


Visit http://www.auerbachs-keller-leipzig.de for more information!



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⇒ Oper Leipzig:  “The Leipzig Opera traces its establishment to the year 1693, making it the third oldest opera venue in Europe after La Fenice(Venice, Italy) and the Hamburg State Opera (Hamburg, Germany). The director of many of those early operas at the original Opernhaus auf dem Brühl was Telemann.

The Leipzig Opera does not have its own opera orchestra – the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra performs as its orchestra. This relationship began in 1766 with performances of the Singspiel Die verwandelten Weiber, oder Der Teufel ist los by Johann Adam Hiller.” (Source: Wikipedia)



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⇒ Südvorstadt Leipzig: “Among many young people, Leipzig’s Südvorstadt (literally: southern suburb) is a very popular area for going out, thanks to its many bars, cafés and restaurants along the Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, informally known as “Karli”. Little alternative boutiques invite for a leisurely stroll through the street. Südvorstadt is close to parks, the city centre, the university of Leipzig and boasts beautiful old buildings, which make it a very popular neighborhood.” (Source: German Missions in the UK)



For more information about Leipzig and to plan your trip please visit leipzig.de!

You have already been to Leipzig and would like to share your experiences, personal tipps and photos with us and others? Get in touch with us and let us know!

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For further information please visit the website of the German Embassy in London.

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