Leipzig city center: Goethe's love
It is not only because of the historical importance of the city in the Fall of the Berlin Wall, but also because of one of its famous citizens, the composer Bach, that Leipzig has become a relevant destination. Considered as a little Paris, the city has captivated artists like Goethe, who mentions it in his famous Faust. You can enjoy a coffee in the hidden bunker now pub Moritzbastei or walk along the many pedestrian streets. The celebrated Augustusplatz is a dream for music lovers, with the Oper house and the Gewandhaus, two worldwide known music venues. Every year in October, this place is the center of the Light Fest, in which candles are lit to remember the fight for freedom and the peaceful revolution of 1989.
By Adam Groffman, AFAR Local Expert
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