Leipzig is a city in Saxony, in eastern Germany, with a population of about 515 000 people. It is a commercial center and trade fair city, as well as a historic center of printing and of classical music. The musical tradition is mainly based on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Bartholdy Medelssohn. Today it is especially the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Thomaner Choir that are widely known. [Source: wikipedia]
Besides that, Leipzig has an opera house, an old university, a lot of museums and libraries, a charming historic city center, as well as a prospering nightlife and a highly developed art scene.
In 1989 Leipzig made history when mass demonstrations of the "Leipzig citizens [led to] the peaceful revolution and gave a decisive impetus to the German reunification."