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The Historical and Cultural Influence of Leipzig

Leipzig is the largest and most influential city in the Saxony, Germany. Travelers will find top-notch accommodations as well as wonderful Renaissance style architecture. The area is densely populated and with the growing tourism industry, more people can find hotels, restaurants, and shops sprinkled throughout the city. A holiday in Leipzig will give you the chance to learn about the history that has made the city strong and vibrant. You will also be able to see a number of different landmarks and experience world-class music from composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach.

The focal points of the city are the St. Thomas Church and Bach Museum where Johann Sebastian Back sang as cantor, and it is also home to the Thomanerchor choir. In front of the church, you will see a monument that was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 2008 in memory of Felix Mendelssohn. You may want to spend at least one full day just seeing the churches in Leipzig.


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Sightseeing Of Leipzig

There are a number of other monuments throughout the city that commemorate specific battles, historical events, and influential people. Visit the old city hall called Altes Rathaus to learn more about the city's rich history and culture. The Old Town Hall is another great place to spend your day because there are not only elegantly crafted Renaissance buildings; there are also a number of museums and theatres for exploration.

Museums are interspersed throughout the city and include the Museum at the Round Corner, the Museum der Bildenden Kunste, the Grassi Museum, and the Falerie fur zeitgenossiche Kunst Museum among others. You can also visit the famous homes of some of the late composers and poets that resided in the area. One part of Leipzig that is particularly unique to the city is the amount of clandestine passageways. For a more full experience of the life and culture in the city, visit some of the local areas to talk to the natives.

For information on hotel accommodations, restaurants, and shopping, a video travel guide will give you all of the necessary tips and advice to help you plan your ideal vacation to Leipzig, Germany. The area is shrouded in a deep history and a cultural significance that makes it stand out from some of the other cities in Germany. You may want to spend more than just a few days getting to know the city because of the inviting ambiance and the friendly people.