This urbane city flourishes at the confluence of three rivers in the German state of Saxony and is majorly known as a rich commercial hub, a cultural powerhouse and a creative epicentre towards which young professionals gravitate. Also nicknamed 'Hypezig' and 'New Berlin' for its booming success on Germany's economic and cultural forefront, the city of Leipzig is firmly rooted in a much-revered acoustic heritage as well; its connection with musical maestros like Bach, Mendelssohn and Wagner is both inextricable and undeniable and has effectively shaped its unforgettable personality as Germany's musical mecca. Impressive landmarks like the iconic Gewandhaus, home to the famously eponymous opera, and the more contemporary Baumwollspinnerei, a transformed cotton mill, stand as guards of Leipzig's prized cultural legacy. Leipzig also boasts a warren of architectural marvels that straddle both Renaissance and Baroque styles, as well as historic facades of landmark churches and chapels that invite instant awe. Historically engaging and economically progressive, Leipzig blends in a host of beautiful contrasts.
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