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Between culture, fairs and start-ups

There is a German saying that one goes to the cellar to laugh. And to eat. At least in Leipzig, for that is where you’ll find Goethe’s famous tavern, Auerbachs Keller. But many other prominent figures also worked in Leipzig. Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Richard Wagner, Clara Schumann and Karl Liebknecht are all Leipzigers, as are Max Beckmann and singer Frank Schöbel.

The centre of Leipzig: Augustusplatz

The city has devoted itself to preserving the tradition of artists and cultural professionals, and the result is a vibrant arts and cultural scene that maximises its use of open spaces. Amongst parklands and industrial monuments, amongst Gründerzeit and pre-fab structures, technological developments are being promoted and advanced. Startups and research institutes have set up bases here. Leipzig is a city of trade fairs and books. And it’s the fastest growing city in Germany. With a quality-of-life guarantee: Its rivers and canals create an almost maritime feel, providing ample space to relax.

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Did you know?‘Gondwanaland’ is Europe’s largest tropical enclosure, in what is probably the country’s finest zoo.
Did you know? (Source: is Europe’s largest continuous district of Gründerzeit buildings.
Did you know?The Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations) is Europe’s largest monument.
Did you know?Europe’s largest literature festival is held here every year as part of the Leipzig Book Fair.