The historic town of Leipzig
, renowned since the Middle Ages for its fairs and markets, is situated in Saxony's Lowlands, at the junction of the Weisse Elster and Pleisse rivers. This position on important trading routes gave Leipzig economic influence, and after being granted the privilege of holding fairs, it became the leading city of Saxony after Dresden
. Leipzig also developed into a learning and art center and, of course, a major book trade center.
Today, Leipzig is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany
and is often referred to as one of the most livable cities in Europe
. Leipzig offers a rich cultural scene, music, arts, and great restaurants. Make sure you plan for enough time to visit its respected museums, pause for a concert in one of its churches, and enjoy the pastries in at least one of its famous cafes.
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1. St. Thomas Church
When exploring Leipzig by tour bus, your first stop should be the famous St. Thomas Church which is well known internationally, of course thanks to Johann Sebastian Bach, who was the cantor of this beautiful Gothic church from 1723 to 1750. The church has also been Bach's burial place since 1950, and you can find his ledger stone on the choir floor and see a statue in his honor outside. Furthermore, the St. Thomas Choir Church is one of the most prestigious in the world. Come and hear the choir perform on Fridays and Sundays.
2. Battle of the Nations Monument
One of the most important monuments of Germany and a leading example of the Wilhelmine School of Architecture is the imposing Battle of the Nations Monument, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal. The largest war memorial in Europe was completed in 1913 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Nations in Leipzig in 1813. Almost 600,000 soldiers fought on this battlefield in the biggest battle in Europe before the First World War. Napoleon's army was crushingly defeated and Napolean was forced to retreat to France
, finally leading to his exile to Elba the year after.
For some time now Leipzig has also been called "Hypezig", which is mainly due to the trendy quarter Plagwitz, which you can find on the western edge of Leipzig. The former industrial location with a dirty river, dilapidated houses and hardly inhabited, has developed since the 90s into a popular neighbourhood for hipsters, students, artists and bon vivants. In Plagwitz you will find contemplative old building quarters, old industrial buildings and wastelands, a lot of green and many small canals and rivers where it is wonderful to take a walk. Here you will find a wild mix of small shops, cafés, pubs, galleries, apartment buildings and open spaces.
4. Market Square
Every time you visit Leipzig, on the market square is the place to go. Something is always happening here. You'll be able to get a taste of the lives of the locals, and you can see other Leipzig tourists from all around the world. The market square is the venue for the popular Leipzig Christmas market during the winter. Other times there are weekly farmers markets and the Easter market, while on the square there are medieval theme stalls and side-shows during the Wave-Gothic-Treffen which is the largest Gothic festival in the world.
5. New Town Hall
Easy to reach by chartered bus, the New Town Hall is a monumental building in the late German Renaissance style, taking residence majestically at the southwest corner of Leipzig's Old Town. With construction having been completed in 1905, this massive building occupies the site of the 13th-century town of Pleissenburg, and parts of the old castle are part of the 115-metre-high central tower.
6. Cotton Mill
Several galleries and a large number of artists have settled on the site of the former Leipzig-Lindenau cotton mill, including Neo Rauch, probably the most famous representative of the New Leipzig School. With this mixture of art and industrial architecture and the work of the artists, the Baumwollspinnerei quickly became known on the international art scene as one of the most interesting studio and gallery centres for contemporary art in Europe.
7. Leipzig Zoo
The Leipzig Zoo openend its doors for the first time in 1878. The zoo is one of the oldest in the country, and one of the most modern in the world. The attraction has pioneered new ecosystem ideas such as the Gondwanaland biome, an indoor setting of more than 16,000 square meters with a temperature of 25 ° C and humidity between 65 and 100%. The installation supports all types of tropical plants and animals such as squirrel monkeys, giant otters, komodo dragons, and many more. Or visit Pongoland, offering a 30,000-square-meter sanctuary for gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans.
8. St. Nicholas Church
The Nikolaikirche is known for its pivetol part in the non-violent movement laid the foundation for the fall of the Berlin
Wall in 1989. The church had been holding peace services as early as 1982, expressing unity with the East German government and urging people to tackle the injustices of the Wall. Candlelit protests preceded the prayers of peace that culminated in October 1989, when nearly 70,000 people took to the streets to participate and eventually led to the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9th November, 1989.
In addition to the marketplace, Leipzig has another important square - Augustusplatz, which was already lavishly built on in the 18th century. With its ensemble of buildings including the New Theatre, the Renaissance-style Picture Museum, the Old Augusteum and the Paulinerkirche, it was considered one of the most beautiful squares in Germany back in the day The most striking buildings today are certainly the New Gewandhaus, the Leipzig Opera House, the Augusteum and the Paulinum of the University of Leipzig.
10. Mädler Passage
Mädler Passage is one of very few fully-preserved architectural arcades. The mall, rich in history, blends the grandeur of historic architecture with the modernity required for a functional shopping mall. The Leipzig center shopping mall offers beautiful architecture. Inside is an expansion of the Auerbachskeller, a wine tavern dating back to the 15th century which Johann Wolfgang von Goethe often visited as a customer. The house offers up to 40 specialty stores, cafes and restaurants, all in an opulent seeting.
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