One of the most important commerce centres in Medieval Germany (and Europe as
a whole), Leipzig is located in the eastern part of the country.
Today it is best known for its Battle of the Nations monument, the largest
monument in Europe and commemorating the defeat of Napoleon in 1813.
Leipzig is a town of culture with numerous museums and festivals. It is
also the home to St. Thomas Church where the world-renowned Boys' Choir is
based and where Johann Sebastian Bach once worked.
One of the most beautiful buildings in Leipzig is the Academy of Visual
Arts, perhaps more lovely inside than out.
Leipzig also has the oldest botanical garden in Germany, dating back to
Leipzig also has a jazz festival and the world's largest Goth gathering.
If you are touring Europe on bicycle, make sure you visit Leipzig. It has
made a concerted effort to be peddle friendly.