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The home of Johann Sebastian Bach, and a vibrant cultural center

Elegant Leipzig was once at the center of a musical revolution, when J.S. Bach settled there to compose his extraordinary classical masterpieces. Famous as the site of a pivotal battle during the Napoleonic Wars, the city was a hub for resistance to fascism and is now one of Germany's most livable cities.


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The largest city in Saxony, Leipzig has 587,000 inhabitants, and hosts around 36,000 students. It also stages numerous theater festivals, such as euro-scene Leipzig, and has a lively classical music scene. The city has slightly fewer international residents per thousand than other German cities, but has a reputation for becoming more liberal and cosmopolitan every year.



Studying and Working in Leipzig

Leipzig's premier university is Leipzig University, which has been accepting applicants since 1409. Since then, it has hosted famous names such as the philosopher Gottfried Leibniz, Nobel Prize-winning physicists, and noted historians - as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The university specializes in natural sciences, business studies and the humanities. It also has strong international connections, offering English language courses at Bachelor's and Master's level. The other major university is the University of Applied Sciences, which is far smaller. It's a business-like school, with a focus on IT, engineering and practical disciplines - the kind of courses valued by Saxony's tech-based economy.


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