LEIPZIG – classic city of culture turns into a trendy city
“Little Paris”, as Leipzig used to be called, bears witness to its historical and cultural relevance. The city of books, fairs and music is still proving itself today and, as one of the fastest growing cities in Germany, is developing into a paradise for creativity and business.
Leipzig has one of the oldest trade fair locations and is particularly well known for the Leipzig Book Fair, which every spring is a meeting place and impulse for the book year. Following on from this literary event, dating back to the 17th century, the world’s first daily newspaper appeared in Leipzig on July 1, 1650. Moreover, Leipzig is not called a city of music for nothing. Bach and Bartholdy shaped the music in Leipzig, so visitors still visit the Thomanerchor (St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig) today. Richard Wagner and Hanns Eisler were born here.
Starting from the late Gothic church “Nikolaikirche”, Leipzig’s citizens introduced the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 as the starting point for the end of the GDR under the motto “no violence”. And Leipzig is still a pioneer. With its mixture of tradition and modernity, the place for art and culture, as the New Leipzig School has shown since the beginning of the 2000s, and an open atmosphere after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Leipzig has developed into one of the hippest cities and thus proves to be a heroic city with a big-city flair with lots of nature.