Thomas Church , the St. Nicholas Church and the Paulinerkirche , the university church of Leipzig destroyed in Mahler also completed his own 1st Symphony while living in Leipzig.
Today the conservatory is the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig. The drama departments teach acting and scriptwriting.
The Bach-Archiv Leipzig , an institution for the documentation and research of the life and work of Bach and also of the Bach family , was founded in Leipzig in by Werner Neumann.
The competition is now held every two years in three changing categories. The Bach-Archiv also organizes performances, especially the international festival Bachfest Leipzig de and runs the Bach-Museum.
For over 60 years Leipzig has been offering a "school concert"  programme for children in Germany, with over concerts every year in venues such as the Gewandhaus and over 40, children attending.
As for contemporary music, Leipzig is known for its independent music scene and subcultural events. The city of Leipzig is also the birthplace of Till Lindemann , best known as the lead vocalist of Rammstein , a band formed in View over Augustusplatz with the Gewandhaus.
Moritzbastei is the largest student club in Germany and is famous for its atmosphere and large number of cultural and music events.
Monument of Johann Sebastian Bach. More than sport clubs in the city represent 78 different disciplines.
Over athletic facilities are available to citizens and club members. The city was the venue for the FIFA World Cup draw, and hosted four first-round matches and one match in the round of 16 in the central stadium.
VfB Leipzig, now 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig , won the first national Association football championship in The club was reformed as 1.
The newly founded RB Leipzig declared the intention to come up through the ranks of German football to bring Bundesliga football back to the region.
Bundesliga season as runners-up. The club began play in the season. Since the beginning of the 20th century Ice hockey gained popularity and several local clubs established departments dedicated to that sport.
They finally promoted to Handball-Bundesliga as champions of 2. Bundesliga in —15 season. They play in the Arena Leipzig witch have a capacity of 6, spectators in HBL games but can take up to 7, spectators for handball in maximum capacity.
The team was however relegated to the third tier league in due to failing to achieve the economic standard demanded by the league licence.
Leipzig also hosted the Fencing World Cup in and hosts a number of international competitions in a variety of sports each year. Leipzig made a bid to host the Summer Olympic Games.
The bid did not make the shortlist after the International Olympic Committee pared the bids down to 5. Markkleeberger See is a new lake next to Markkleeberg , a suburb on the south side of Leipzig.
A former open-pit coal mine, it was flooded in with groundwater and developed in as a tourist area. Leipzig Rugby Club competes in the German Rugby Bundesliga but finished at the bottom of their group in The philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was born in Leipzig in , and attended the university from to Other former staff of faculty include mineralogist Georg Agricola , writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing , philosopher Ernst Bloch , eccentric founder of psychophysics Gustav Theodor Fechner , and psychologist Wilhelm Wundt.
After its closure in the institute was refounded in with new teachers. The school also houses an Institute for Theory. The University of Music and Theatre offers a broad range of subjects ranging from training in orchestral instruments, voice, interpretation, coaching, piano chamber music, orchestral conducting, choir conducting and musical composition to acting and scriptwriting.
The Leipzig University of Applied Sciences HTWK  has approximately 6, students as of [update] and is as of [update] the second biggest institution of higher education in Leipzig.
It was founded in , merging several older schools. As a university of applied sciences German: Fachhochschule its status is slightly below that of a university, with more emphasis on the practical part of the education.
The HTWK offers many engineering courses, as well as courses in computer science, mathematics, business administration, librarianship, museum studies and social work.
It is mainly located in the south of the city. According to The Economist , HHL is one of the best schools in the world, rankend at number six overall.
Among the research institutes located in Leipzig, three belong to the Max Planck Society. Two more are Fraunhofer Society institutes.
The city is a location for automobile manufacturing by BMW and Porsche in large plants north of the city.
Kirow Ardelt AG , the world market leader in breakdown cranes , is based in Leipzig. In addition, inside its larger metropolitan area, Leipzig has developed an important petrochemical center.
The University of Leipzig attracts millions of euros of investment yearly and is in the middle of a massive construction and refurbishment to celebrate its th anniversary.
Leipzig also benefits from world leading medical research Leipzig Heart Centre and a growing biotechnology industry. Many bars, restaurants and stores found in the downtown area are patronized by German and foreign tourists.
Leipzig Hauptbahnhof itself is the location of a shopping mall. In , Leipzig was included in the top 10 cities to visit by The New York Times ,  and ranked 39th globally out of cities for innovation in the 4th Innovation Cities Index published by Australian agency 2thinknow.
Porsche Diamond, the customer center building of Porsche Leipzig. Tourism in and around Leipzig plays a significant role, the photo shows the Markkleeberger See.
In a study, the Leipzig inner city ranks first of all large cities in Germany due to its urban aesthetics, gastronomy and shopping opportunities.
It has also the second-best future prospects of all cities in Germany, only surpassed by Munich. Founded at the crossing of Via Regia and Via Imperii , Leipzig has been a major interchange of inter-European traffic and commerce since medieval times.
After the Reunification of Germany , immense efforts to restore and expand the traffic network have been undertaken and left the city area with an excellent infrastructure.
Since , Leipzig has been connected to the A 9 and A 14 autobahns via the Schkeuditzer Kreuz Schkeuditz Cross interchange and several exits.
The A 38 completed the autobahn beltway around Leipzig in Like most German cities, Leipzig has a traffic layout designed to be bicycle-friendly.
There is an extensive cycle network. In most of the one-way central streets, cyclists are explicitly allowed to cycle both ways.
A few cycle paths have been built or declared since Leipzig Hauptbahnhof , opened in , is at a junction of important north-to-south and west-to-east railway lines.
The former military airport near Altenburg , Thuringia called Leipzig-Altenburg Airport about a half-hour drive from Leipzig was served by Ryanair until In the first half of the 20th century, the construction of the Elster-Saale canal , White Elster and Saale was started in Leipzig in order to connect to the network of waterways.
The outbreak of the Second World War stopped most of the work, though some may have continued through the use of forced labor.
The Lindenauer port was almost completed but not yet connected to the Elster-Saale and Karl-Heine canal respectively. These waterways are suitable only for small leisure boat traffic.
The city commissioned planning for a link between Karl Heine Canal and the disused Lindenauer port in Still more work was still scheduled to complete the Elster-Saale canal.
Such a move would allow small boats to reach the Elbe from Leipzig. The intended completion date has been postponed because of an unacceptable cost-benefit ratio.
Leipzig has an extensive local public transport network. Leipzig City Tunnel forms the centerpiece of an extensive S-Bahn network serving 1.
The tunnel links the main station in the north with the Bayrische Bahnhof in the south. Tram of Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe.
Es ist ein klein Paris und bildet seine Leute. I praise my Leipzig! It is a small Paris and educates its people. Ich komme nach Leipzig, an den Ort, wo man die ganze Welt im Kleinen sehen kann.
Extra Lipsiam vivere est miserrime vivere. To live outside Leipzig is to live miserably. The pleasurable Pleiss-Athens, earns its fame above all, appealing to every one, too, for it is mightily beauteous.
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