Leipzig

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Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany.wikipedia
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Via Regia

The King's RoadHigh Roadtrade route from Frankfurt to Leipzig
The city sits at the intersection of the Via Regia and the Via Imperii, two important medieval trade routes.
The Via Regia (Royal Highway), running from the Rhine river through Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig is a European Cultural Route following the route of the historic road of the Middle Ages.

Saxony

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Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany.
Its capital is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig.

Revolutions of 1989

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Events in Leipzig in 1989 played a significant role in precipitating the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, mainly through demonstrations starting from St. Nicholas Church.
This led to mass demonstrations in cities such as Leipzig and subsequently to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, which served as the symbolic gateway to German reunification in 1990.

St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig

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Events in Leipzig in 1989 played a significant role in precipitating the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, mainly through demonstrations starting from St. Nicholas Church.
The St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) is one of the major churches of central Leipzig, Germany.

University of Music and Theatre Leipzig

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Leipzig is also home to the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy".
The University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig (Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig) is a public university in Leipzig (Saxony, Germany).

Leipzig City Tunnel

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Since the opening of the Leipzig City Tunnel in 2013, Leipzig forms the centrepiece of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland public transit system.
The City Tunnel is a twin-bore railway tunnel for the city-centre S-Bahn in Leipzig.

Battle of Leipzig

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The Leipzig region was the arena of the 1813 Battle of Leipzig between Napoleonic France and an allied coalition of Prussia, Russia, Austria and Sweden.
The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations (Битва народов, Bitva narodov; Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig; Bataille des Nations, Slaget vid Leipzig) was fought from 16 to 19 October 1813, at Leipzig, Saxony.

Battle of Breitenfeld (1631)

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The first Battle of Breitenfeld took place in 1631 and the second in 1642.
The Battle of Breitenfeld (Schlacht bei Breitenfeld; Slaget vid Breitenfeld) or First Battle of Breitenfeld (in older texts sometimes known as Battle of Leipzig), was fought at a crossroads near Breitenfeld approximately 8 km north-west of the walled city of Leipzig on September 17 (Gregorian calendar), or September 7 (Julian calendar, in wide use at the time), 1631.

Monday demonstrations in East Germany

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Since 1989 Leipzig has been informally dubbed "Hero City" (Heldenstadt), in recognition of the role that the Monday demonstrations there played in the fall of the East German regime – the name alludes to the honorary title awarded in the former Soviet Union to certain cities that played a key role in the victory of the Allies during the Second World War.
In Leipzig the demonstrations began on 4 September 1989 after the weekly Friedensgebet (prayer for peace) in the St. Nicholas Church with parson Christian Führer, and eventually filled the nearby Karl Marx Square (today known again as Augustusplatz).

Dresden

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When it was made a terminus of the first German long-distance railway to Dresden (the capital of Saxony) in 1839, Leipzig became a hub of Central European railway traffic, with Leipzig Hauptbahnhof the largest terminal station by area in Europe.
Dresden (Upper and Lower Sorbian: Drježdźany; Drážďany; Drezno) is the capital city and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.

Leipzig Trade Fair

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Leipzig Trade Fair, started in the Middle Ages, has become an event of international importance and is the oldest surviving trade fair in the world.
After the Second World War, Leipzig fell within the territory of East Germany, whereupon the Leipzig Trade Fair became one of the most important trade fairs of Comecon and was traditionally a meeting place for businessmen and politicians from both sides of the Iron Curtain.

Leipzig Zoological Garden

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Leipzig Zoo is one of the most modern zoos in Europe and ranks first in Germany and second in Europe according to Anthony Sheridan.
Leipzig Zoological Garden, or Leipzig Zoo is a zoo in Leipzig city, Germany.

Monument to the Battle of the Nations

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The Monument to the Battle of the Nations celebrating the centenary of this event was completed in 1913.
The Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Völkerschlachtdenkmal, sometimes shortened to Völki ) is a monument in Leipzig, Germany, to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of the Nations.

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof

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When it was made a terminus of the first German long-distance railway to Dresden (the capital of Saxony) in 1839, Leipzig became a hub of Central European railway traffic, with Leipzig Hauptbahnhof the largest terminal station by area in Europe.
Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Leipzig main station) is the central railway terminus in Leipzig, Germany.

Battle of Breitenfeld (1642)

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The first Battle of Breitenfeld took place in 1631 and the second in 1642.
The Second Battle of Breitenfeld, also known as the First Battle of Leipzig, took place on 23 October 1642 at Breitenfeld, some 7.5 km north-east of Leipzig, Germany, during the Thirty Years' War.

Leipzig Opera

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Oper Leipzig has become one of the most prominent opera houses in Germany.
The Leipzig Opera (in German: Oper Leipzig) is an opera house and opera company located at the Augustusplatz in Leipzig, Germany.

General German Workers' Association

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The first German labor party, the General German Workers' Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein, ADAV) was founded in Leipzig on 23 May 1863 by Ferdinand Lassalle; about 600 workers from across Germany travelled to the foundation on the new railway.
The General German Workers' Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiter-Verein, ADAV) was a German political party founded on 23 May 1863 in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony by Ferdinand Lassalle.

Germany

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Beginning in 1933, many Jewish citizens of Leipzig were members of the Gemeinde, a large Jewish religious community spread throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The country's other major cities are Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Dresden, Bremen, Hannover, and Nuremberg.

Ode to Joy

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It was during a stay in this city that Friedrich Schiller wrote his poem "Ode to Joy".
Schiller wrote the first version of the poem when he was staying in Gohlis, Leipzig.

Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei

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With the opening of a fifth production hall in 1907, the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei became the largest cotton mill company on the continent, housing over 240,000 spindles.
The Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei (Leipzig Cotton Mill) is an industrial site in Leipzig, Germany.

Ferdinand Lassalle

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The first German labor party, the General German Workers' Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein, ADAV) was founded in Leipzig on 23 May 1863 by Ferdinand Lassalle; about 600 workers from across Germany travelled to the foundation on the new railway.
Ferdinand's father, Heyman Lassal, was a Jewish silk merchant and intended his son for a business career, sending him to the commercial school at Leipzig.

Carl Friedrich Goerdeler

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On 22 May 1930, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler was elected mayor of Leipzig.
On 1 April 1933, the day of the national boycott declared against all Jewish businesses in the Reich, Goerdeler appeared in full uniform of the Oberbürgermeister of Leipzig to order the SA to cease and desist in their efforts to enforce the boycott, and ordered the Leipzig police to free several Jews taken hostage by the SA. Several times, he attempted to help Leipzig Jewish businessmen threatened with the "Aryanisation" economic policies of the Nazi regime.

White Elster

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Leipzig is located about 160 km southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleiße and Parthe rivers at the southern end of the North German Plain.
The White Elster flows through the cities of Plauen, Greiz, Gera, Zeitz, Pegau and Leipzig.

Neuseenland

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Also see: Neuseenland
Neuseenland is an area south of Leipzig, Germany, where old open-cast mines are being converted into a huge lake district.

Felix Mendelssohn

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He resigned in 1937 when, in his absence, his Nazi deputy ordered the destruction of the city's statue of Felix Mendelssohn.
The success of this performance, one of the very few since Bach's death and the first ever outside of Leipzig, was the central event in the revival of Bach's music in Germany and, eventually, throughout Europe.