Leipzig

Leipzig

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The Partner Cities

Leipzig

Leipzig von oben Blick vom Turm des Neuen Rathauses © Stadt Leipzig, Photo: Stadt Leipzig

3 October 1990         

Leipzig went down in history as the heroic centre of the peaceful revolution of 1989. Leipzig is a commercial hub and trade fair city with a rich tradition; it is also considered a centre of the fine arts. J.S. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy wrote music history here. Its world-famous buildings include the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Auerbachs Keller, the setting of a number of scenes from J.W. Goethe's magnum opus "Faust".                      

Leipzig and Frankfurt signed their City Friendship Treaty on the day of German unification. The city friendship represents a bridge between the two states that were separated after the Second World War. Together, our cities have organised and supported various exhibitions and discussion events on the topic of reunification.