Leipzig is located along the ancient trade routs of Via Regia and Via Imperii, and has long been one of Germany's most important economic hubs. The double "M" that towers over the entrance-way of the expansive trade fair here is synonymous with Leipzig, and provides just one of many great photogenic backdrops for tourists. Yes, this city is more than just a commerce stronghold, as sites across the area provide exceptional draw for various reasons. Religious architecture is abundant in the city, and the St. Thomas Church is one of the most visited examples; not just for it's beautiful construction, but also because it is the final resting place of J.S. Bach. Art lovers will truly appreciate a visit to Leipzig, with places like the fine art museum Museum, Der Bildenden Kunste, providing both a huge collection of paintings, in addition to an almost equally unique architectural design that sees it housed inside a gigantic glass cube. More than just visual and musical arts, Leipzig was ... read more
coined the Klein Paris (little Paris) in the eighteenth century, after helping to start a classic literary movement under the influence of writer and scholar Johann Christoph Gottsched. Visitors should not pass up an opportunity to explore this diverse and attraction rich city, as it is among the most popular tourist havens in Germany.