Leipzig

Leipzig has a reputation for being one of Germanys leading cities in terms of culture and history. It is renowned for being the location where the famous Monday demonstrations started, which led to the peaceful revolution of 1989 and ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, Leipzig is a stylish regional capital with thriving trade and cultural sectors as well as a popular university. The city is home to impressive art shops, a lively music scene and a vibrant nightlife, and it is also famed for its association with Johann Sebastian Bach and other famous musicians.

You will find yourself immersed in Leipzigs impressive historical architecture as soon as you step off the train. The enormous Hauptbahnhof was once Europes largest train station and has been transformed into a giant shopping centre. Other sights which are worth a visit include: the ancient City Hall, the stunning Opera House, the Battle of the Nation Memorial and the Altes Rathaus.

There are historic churches dotted throughout the city which include Thomaskirche, Nikolaikirche and Paulinkirche. If you want to escape the city for a day, taking a pleasant amble around the Botanical Gardens is highly relaxing and enjoyable, while for those travelling with children, a trip to Leipzig Zoo will keep them entertained for hours.

(Text from http://insurance.essentialtravel.co.uk/tg-europe/germany/leipzig-travel-guide.asp.)

For more information on Leipzig, see e.g. http://www.leipzig.de/int/en/stadt_leipzig.

Impressions of Leipzig

Impressions of Leipzig.

 


Last Update: 2012-03-15