Located in the heart of Germany and about one hour’s drive southwest of Berlin, Leipzig is one of the most prosperous German cities, enjoying an extraordinarily diverse and exciting city flair. As a university town or a place of business and trade, as a city of leisure and nature, as well as a cultural hub – Leipzig captivates its visitors and inhabitants every time with its wide range of festivals, cultural highlights, and rich history.

© Philipp Kirschner — Leipzig Travel

Poets, composers, and artists such as Goethe, Schiller, and Bach have shaped the city’s old and robust cultural landscape for centuries. This active cultural life can be experienced today in the famous Gewandhaus, the St. Thomas church, the Central Theater, or the Leipzig Opera House. Museums, collections, and galleries of contemporary Art are proof of the hip art scene, currently emerging in Leipzig and attracting numerous creative people from larger but established and settled cultural hotspots.

© Philipp Kirschner — Leipzig Travel

The Leipzig Fair dates back 800 years and is regarded as the world’s oldest commercial and technical exhibition. Leipzig has also achieved economic success in recent decades with important industry establishments, including Porsche and BMW. Combined with an efficient traffic infrastructure, Leipzig has developed as an essential hotspot for business and commerce and, therefore, follows its long reputation as a significant center for trade and fairs.

© Steve Hänisch — Leipzig Travel