Leipzig spins and booms
Leipzig has received many labels in its history: trade fair city, because with 850 years of tradition, it is one of the oldest trade fair venues in the world. City of music, because Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert and Clara Schumann worked here. Buchstadt, because it was the international logistics centre of the commission book trade until the early 20th century. Hero city, because here began the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 against the GDR regime. For some years now, Leipzig has been said to be Germany's number 1 boomtown.