Leipzig is the largest city in the federal state of , with a population of approximately 600,000. It is the economic center of the region, known as Germany's "Boomtown" and a major cultural center, offering interesting sights, shopping and lively nightlife.

Landmarks in the Area

The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations was fought from 16 to 19 October 1813, at , . is situated 4½ km southeast of Leipzig.

Leipzig University, in in the Free State of Saxony, , is one of the world's oldest universities and the second-oldest university in Germany. Photo: L.E.rewi-sor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Red Bull Arena, is a football facility located in , , . is situated 1½ km northwest of Leipzig. Photo: Philipp, CC BY 2.0.

The East German uprising of 1953 began with a strike action by East Berlin construction workers on 16 June, and turned into a widespread uprising against the communist German Democratic Republic government the next day. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 de.

Localities in the Area

Leutzsch is a western suburb of in , . is situated 4 km west of Leipzig.

Waldstraßenviertel, is a neighbourhood in the north west of the centre of in Saxony, Germany.

Schönefeld is a city quarter in the Northeast of . is situated 3½ km northeast of Leipzig.


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