Leipzig

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Leipzig (, also, ; ; Upper Saxon: Leibzsch) is the most populous city in the German federal state of Saxony.wikipedia
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Germany

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Leipzig (, also, ; ; Upper Saxon: Leibzsch) is the most populous city in the German federal state of Saxony.
Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr; the country's other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Bremen, Dresden, Hanover, and Nuremberg.

Saxony

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Leipzig (, also, ; ; Upper Saxon: Leibzsch) is the most populous city in the German federal state of Saxony.
Its capital is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig.

Leipzig/Halle Airport

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Between the two cities (in Schkeuditz) lies Leipzig/Halle International Airport.
Leipzig/Halle Airport (German: Flughafen Leipzig/Halle) is an international airport located in Schkeuditz, Saxony, and serves both Leipzig, Saxony, and Halle, Saxony-Anhalt.

Via Regia

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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.

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).

Monday demonstrations in East Germany

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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.
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).

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.

Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach is one among many major composers who lived and worked in Leipzig.
From 1723 he was employed as Thomaskantor (cantor at St. Thomas) in Leipzig.

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.

Wave-Gotik-Treffen

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Leipzig has long been a major centre for music, both classical as well as modern "dark alternative music" or darkwave genres.
Wave-Gotik-Treffen (German Treffen means 'meeting') is an annual world festival for "dark" music and "dark culture" in Leipzig, Germany.

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 (, ; ; Drážďany; Drezno) is the capital city of the German state of Saxony, and with around 550,000 inhabitants, it is the state's second most populous city after Leipzig.

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 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.

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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The Oper Leipzig is 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.

German National Library

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The city is one of two seats of the German National Library (together with Frankfurt), as well as the seat of the German Federal Administrative Court.
Duties are shared between the facilities in Leipzig and Frankfurt, with each center focusing its work in specific specialty areas.

East Germany

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With a population of 600,000 inhabitants as of 2019 (1.1 million residents in the larger urban zone), it is Germany's eighth most populous city as well as the second most populous city in the area of former East Germany after (East) Berlin.
Many others demonstrated against the ruling party, especially in the city of 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.

Leipzig Bay

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Leipzig is located about 160 km southwest of Berlin in the Leipzig Bay, which constitutes the southernmost part of the North German Plain, at the confluence of the White Elster River (progression: ) and two of its tributaries: the Pleiße and the Parthe.
The conurbation formed by the two cities of Leipzig and Halle lies in the centre of the Leipzig Bay.

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.

Saxony-Anhalt

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Together with Halle (Saale), the largest city of the neighbouring state of Saxony-Anhalt, the city forms the polycentric conurbation of Leipzig-Halle.
The metropolitan area of Halle (Saale) forms an agglomeration with Leipzig in Saxony.

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.
His father Heyman Lassal was a Jewish silk merchant and intended his son for a business career, sending him to the commercial school at Leipzig.