City of Leipzig
Center of business and science. Meeting place for culture and music.
Leipzig is a vibrant metropolis with a 1,000-year-long history in trade and exhibitions. The city is centrally located in Saxony in the heart of Europe and easily accessible. Leipzig is an important traffic and transportation hub in Germany and has one of the most modern exhibition centers in Europe.
Leipzig achieved world fame in 1989 as the “city of heroes” with the peaceful revolution, which started in Leipzig. The city is rich in history and culture. World-class artistic highlights include the Gewandhausorchester, the Thomanerchor and the Neue Leipziger Schule with Neo Rauch. Great composers like Bach, Mendelssohn, and Wagner, and writers like Goethe and Schiller lived and worked here. Leipzig is also known as the city of books or city of culture and has even more faces.
Leipzig’s economy is characterized by the automotive industry, environmental and energy technologies, medical technology and logistics. Renowned companies such as Porsche, BMW, DHL, and Amazon have settled in this business location.
Leipzig enjoys an excellent reputation for research and education. Leipzig's research centres are among the world's top scientific institutions. It hosts three Max Planck Institutes, two Fraunhofer Institutes, the Helmholtz Association, among others. Leipzig University is the second-oldest university in Germany and Leipzig is also home to many more institutions of higher education.
Come to Leipzig, and learn more about the home of Leipziger Messe and the special atmosphere of this city!