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LOVELY LEIPZIG

Leipzig  is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. With its population of 544,479 inhabitants (1,001,220 residents in the larger urban zone) Leipzig, one of Germany's top 15 cities by population, is located about 160 kilometers (99 miles) southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleisse, and Parthe rivers at the southerly end of the North German Plain.

Leipzig has been a trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The city sits at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important Medieval trade routes. Leipzig was once one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing. Leipzig became a major urban center within the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) after World War II, but its cultural and economic importance declined despite East Germany being the richest economy in the Soviet Bloc.

Leipzig later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. Since the reunification of Germany, Leipzig has undergone significant change with the restoration of some historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. Leipzig today is an economic center and the most livable city in Germany, according to the GfK marketing research institution. Oper Leipzig is one of the most prominent opera houses in Germany, and Leipzig Zoological Garden is one of the most modern zoos in Europe and ranks first in Germany and second in Europe according to Anthony Sheridan. Leipzig is currently listed as Gamma World City and Germany's "Boomtown". Outside of Leipzig the Neuseenland district forms a huge lake area by approx 116 square miles (300 square kilometres)

LOVELY LEIPZIG

Leipzig  is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. With its population of 544,479 inhabitants (1,001,220 residents in the larger urban zone) Leipzig, one of Germany's top 15 cities by population, is located about 160 kilometers (99 miles) southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleisse, and Parthe rivers at the southerly end of the North German Plain.

Leipzig has been a trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The city sits at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important Medieval trade routes. Leipzig was once one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing. Leipzig became a major urban center within the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) after World War II, but its cultural and economic importance declined despite East Germany being the richest economy in the Soviet Bloc.

Leipzig later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. Since the reunification of Germany, Leipzig has undergone significant change with the restoration of some historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. Leipzig today is an economic center and the most livable city in Germany, according to the GfK marketing research institution. Oper Leipzig is one of the most prominent opera houses in Germany, and Leipzig Zoological Garden is one of the most modern zoos in Europe and ranks first in Germany and second in Europe according to Anthony Sheridan. Leipzig is currently listed as Gamma World City and Germany's "Boomtown". Outside of Leipzig the Neuseenland district forms a huge lake area by approx 116 square miles (300 square kilometres)

comments (17)

  • Toks
  • United States
  • 3 May 2016, 00:34
very nice historical buildings. Nice to know the history behind it all.
Chris: As you can see Toks, a lot of the place has been conserved after the damage of WW2
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 3 May 2016, 02:09
Phew! I didn't know that!


Lovely Magic Quadrant, Chris.
Chris: Before we went neither did I Ray
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 May 2016, 06:31
I recognise the market square - a fine collection of different architectural styles in Leipzig. Yes, the St. Nicholas Church is especially important and beautiful apart from the Thomas Church you will show for sure.
Chris: I was entranced by the place Philine and feel I could happily live there. The silver building top left is the site of Richard Wagner's birthplace
Yeah but you haven't mentioned the Rostbratwurst Tiff.
Chris: Well I agree there are other treasures to be savoured in the land of wurst
A fine collection of buildings Chris.
Chris: We were amazed to see how much has been conserved
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 May 2016, 08:01
It all sounds very agreeable and certainly looks it, too. Re-unification has been the saviour of such places. Not heard of Gamma World Cities before; I'm assuming Scumsville is not on that list?
Chris: Scumsville has a little way to go before attaining the status of a place fit for human habitation - but give it time..
Je préfère les bâtiments anciens, ils sont très beaux.
Chris: I think the same as you Martine
Germany is the wurst country in the world.
Chris: What do you mean?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 May 2016, 09:48
The father of a friend was active at the "Deutsches Reichsgericht", now Bundesverwaltungsgericht (below right). On the picture below left you can see th Old Town Hall.
Chris: A fine place to work
I think the modern building is a very nice one.
Chris: Indeed it is Mary, a good example of modern design
All these buildings look 'grand' in their own way.
Chris: Yes they do Martin, standards are very high
Lovely collection of buildings, even the modern one isn't all that bad.
Chris: I thought the modern one to be very good Brian, it fitted in perfectly
wow, very nice set. Looks like an awesome spot...
Chris: Leipzig has got a lot going for it in terms of architecture Rob
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 May 2016, 15:02
What a contrast in architectural styles, I like your presentation of them Chris. Leipzig sounds a fascinating place.
Chris: It's wonderful Anne, I could easily live there
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 May 2016, 19:05
Nice set of crisp images, looks like you were blessed with some super weather.
Chris: The sun never went in all week Mike, we were very lucky
Very nice set of images to illustrate the different architecture!
Which of these four doesn't match?

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