“Leipzig is the place for me. Tis quite a little Paris; people there acquire a certain easy finish’d air.” Goethe was inspired by this vibrant city in his world-famous Faust. Leipzig used to be one of the main cultural centers in Europe and had witnessed many famous people, such as composers Bach and Mendelssohn, mathematician Leibnitz, poet and philosopher Schiller, who used to live and work in Leipzig. But this little Paris is not only a major cultural center; it’s also the industrial heart of the country, an important business centre and is famous for its dynamic lifestyle.
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Leipzig became known as the City of Heroes for its leading role in the peaceful revolution of 1989. Hundreds of thousands residents of Leipzig took to the streets with ignited candles in the peaceful protest against the communist regime.
Visit the Church of St Nicholas, where Prayers for Peace have been said and the demonstration started. Walk along Augustusplatz and the central ring road to the steps of Stasi headquarters, where demonstrators have placed their candles. Take a part in the Peaceful Revolution that caused the downfall of the Communist government and started reunification of Germany.
Other attractions include;
- St Thomas Church is famous as the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a choirmaster of the St Thomas’ Boys Choir. The city’s other Bach’s places are Bach Museum and Bach Archives that maintain unique collection of the grand composer’s heritage.
- The Leipzig Opera House is the third oldest music theatre of Europe. Every opera and ballet in this House is illuminated with the brilliant performance of Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
- Auerbachs Keller is worldwide popular restaurant thanks to the scene from Goethe’s epic Faust. Famous writer used to call Aurbachs Keller his favorite wine bar. It is said that the restaurant inspired the author to write Faust. Enjoy the fine cuisine and Goethe’s favourite wine tavern in this world-famous restaurant.
- The Leipzig Fair was traditionally a major trade fair across Central Europe for hundreds of years. It’s also known as the “mother of all trade fairs” and during the communist regime it used to be a meeting place for important people from both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Leipzig is also a partying city. Drallewatsch is an old term for “go out experience”. It can be found in the oldest part of the city, where historical buildings stay side by side and homely restaurants and trendy bars go hand in hand with culture. Get this experience, going from one pub to the next and feel yourself a part of Leipzig’s fun life.
Leipzig’s rich culture and history will touch the heart of even the most indifferent tourist. Booked.net will take care about your comfortable stay in this dynamic city. Book the cheap hotel in Leipzig directly at Booked.net at the best price.