Leipzig is counted among the cities that over the centuries have contributed most to the economic and intellectual life of Europe. It is no coincidence that the great German poet Wolfgang Goethe called Leipzig “little Paris”.
Fair city par excellence, it boasts a pulsating historic center, surrounded by the so-called “Ring”, a characteristic ring of avenues that follows the ancient fortifications.
Leipzig is also one of the major European capitals of music, being linked to composers such as Mendelssohn and Schumann, whose museum houses are preserved, and Johann Sebastian Bach, who spent 27 years there and to whom a permanent exhibition is dedicated in the museum enriched by the archive located in front of the Church of St. Thomas, where his tomb is also located.
The old town is the heart of the city, one of the architectural symbols is the old town hall (Altes Rathaus) in Renaissance style, built in 1500, which houses the Civic Museum of History.
On the market square overlooks the Royal House of Saxon rulers.
In front of the Old Commodity Exchange is the monument to Goethe, whose gaze turns to the Madler Passage, the gallery where the historic Auerbachs Keller restaurant stands, where the famous opera “Faust” was set.
In the Church of St. Nicholas, the oldest in Leipzig, the prayers of peace were held that in 1989 would lead to the process of german reunification.