Bach, Grieg, Kafka, Leibniz, Nietzsche, Wagner, Zetkin - the list of important personalities who lived or worked in Leipzig is long. Alongside Paris and Vienna, Leipzig nowadays is still considered the most important city of music. But Leipzig also wrote world history as a trade fair city, book city, industrial metropolis and as a city of the Peaceful Revolution.
In Leipzig you will find the largest terminal station, the most closed passenger system and the most historically important monuments in Europe. In addition, Leipzig is considered Germany's capital of monuments with over 15,600 cultural monuments. Despite all its superlatives, Leipzig – affectionately described by the inhabitants as a “great province” – has preserved one thing until now: cosmopolitanism and charm. The poet Gotthold Ephraim Lessing said in 1749: "I'm coming to Leipzig, to a place where you can see the whole world in miniature."
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