Leipzig

Enjoy touring a city that is often referred to as one of the most beautiful and vibrant in Germany… a city that has helped shape the history of Saxony and that of Germany. First time tourists to this city will be interested to learn that Leipzig is one of the biggest commercial hubs of Germany and its dedicated fairgrounds testifies this point. Check out the huge trade fair ground, which played host to innumerous trade fairs. This city is also famous for the Church of St. Nicholas.

Leipzig, Peterskirche

Leipzig, Peterskirche

It is from this location where peaceful demonstrations against the communist regime took place, which finally led to the unification of the two Germanys. There are so many things to do in Leipzig that you shall not have the time to view them in a single visit.

Take for example the Grassi Museum, established in 1886 by Paul de Wit, where you can find exhibited historical musical instruments the collections of which range from the Renaissance period to the present. Around 5,000 exhibits comprising of musical instruments from all over the world are exhibited here.

Leipzig, Neues Rathaus, New Town Hall

Leipzig, Neues Rathaus, New Town Hall

Lovers of music will find solace in the awesome acoustics of the Neues Gewandhaus which is also the home of the Leipzig Gewanhaus Orchestra. Do not forget to check out the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof… one of the finest railway terminals of Germany and also the largest railway station of Europe.

You will be awed by its twenty four platforms as well as by its multi-level concourse boasting of towering stone arches. Nearly 54 million individuals use this railway station every year.

There are many other interesting tourist spots in Leipzig city and the important ones include Battle of the Nations Monument, Gohliser Schlosschen, the German Library, the old and the new Town Hall. Those who are interested in shopping should check out the Madlerpassage, the Konigshofpassage and the Messenhofpassage.

Leipzig, Church on main square

Leipzig, Church on main square

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