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Paulinum of Leipzig University. Andreas Schmidt
Paulinum of Leipzig University. Andreas Schmidt
German Administrative Court. Andreas Schmidt
German Administrative Court. Andreas Schmidt
Mendelssohnufer. Photo Andreas Schmidt
Mendelssohnufer. Photo Andreas Schmidt
Preacher House - St Nicholas Churchyard
Preacher House - St Nicholas Churchyard
Opera Leipzig. Photo by Andreas Schmidt
Opera Leipzig. Photo by Andreas Schmidt
Market Suqare Lipzig. LTM-Andreas Schmidt
Market Suqare Lipzig. LTM-Andreas Schmidt
Fountain Mendebrunnen, Square Augustusplatz
Fountain Mendebrunnen, Square Augustusplatz
Old City Hall, Leipzig. Photo Andreas Schmidt
Old City Hall, Leipzig. Photo Andreas Schmidt

Leipzig Information

Leipzig is a large city in the federal state of Saxony in Germany with a population over half a million people. Leipzig has a very long history dating back to the Holy Roman Empire and today is ranked in the top 70 most liveable cities in the world.

The city of Leipzig is packed with historical sites to see and is proud of its heritage being a hub well known for its music and culture. Many famous musicians and writers stem from Leipzig including Bach, Goethe, Schumann and Mendelssohn just to name a few. The Bach Museum in Leipzig is a hot tourist attraction especially for those who would like to learn more on the history on the world famous German musician and composer. Another famous musical composer born in the city of Leipzig was Richard Wagner born at number 3, the Bruhl (The House of the Red and White Lions).

For sightseeing there are plenty of them in this wonderful city and ranked high among must places to see include Augustusplatz featuring some of the most notable landmarks and buildings and being home to the Opera House and the University of Leipzig. Augustusplatz also has one of Leipzigís best monuments the fountain Mendebrunnen. Market Place in the city centre is another great place to discover with Old Town Hall, Koenignshaus, Katherinestrasse, Romanushaus and the Old Stock Exchange being some of the favourite attractions to see amongst tourist.

Not only is the city great for its architecture it is also world renowned for the Leipzig Trade Fair (Leipziger Messe) that is one of the best across central Europe. The trade fair dates back to the 1165 and today the new fairgrounds consist of six halls with an exhibition space of 20,000 metres squared with the world largest elevated glass hall making it a powerhouse for the place to be when exhibiting a new product or service worldwide.

For environmental lovers donít miss the Leipzig Botanical Gardens. Not only are they the perfect place for a picnic, they are the pride of Leipzig and one of the best places to go to for an escape from the city life with different scenes throughout the four seasons of the year.

For more information on Leipzig holiday information and travel you may also want to visit the official Leipzig German government tourism website Leipzig Travel.

Ppersstraße Shopping. Photo Andreas Schmidt, Tourismus Leipzig
Ppersstraße Shopping. Photo Andreas Schmidt, Tourismus Leipzig
The Skyline of Leipzig. Photo by Michael Bader, Tourismus Leipzig
The Skyline of Leipzig. Photo by Michael Bader, Tourismus Leipzig