Next to Frankfurt by train, this quiet city has many things to say. City of musicians like Bach or Mendelssohn, they are not the only musical contribution here: the Thormanechor Chorus has more than 800 years of prestige and the Gewandhaus Orchestra is a symbol of classical music in the city for more than 250 years. Plus, the Leipzig Opera is the third most antique in Europe, and also shows musical comedies and ballet.
But Leipzig has much more to offer apart from music! As a matter of leisure, the fair of Leipzig is considered as the “mother of all fairs” and the zoo holds a great variety of species with the pavilion of apes or the savanna of lions and tigers. There is also the Belantis amusement park with a historic walk for tourists or nostalgic natives, and the Asisi Panometer Leipzig offering amazing spectacles with projects about the Antique Rome, the Amazonian rainforest or the Everest! The nightlife here is the original “experience of going out” from bar to bar in the heart of the city, with local taverns where you can tell the secret password to the doorman to get free drinks.
Leipzig Center View
To sum up, culture is venerated here with, for example, the biggest monument of Europe to commemorate the Battle of Nations. The park Auenwald offers a natural green landscape unique in Europe, and the Hauptbahnhof is a romantic train station as beautiful as they were made before.
Cultural Center of Leipzig
Leipzig photos: Lutz, Nevernote, Stefan, Americo Aperta, Danny Sotzny.