Leipzig is a city of 605000 inhabitants located in the German state of Saxony,
170 km southwest of Berlin. First mentioned in 1015, it received market privileges in 1165. The university was founded in 1409 and as such is one of the oldest in Germany. In the Middle Ages and the Renessaince Leipzig thrived on trade, but was later heavily impacted during the 30 years war. The Battle of Nations took place around Leipzig in 1813, resulting in the defeat of the Napoleonic army.
Leipzig is not particularly known as a tourist destination, but nevertheless has a very nice and clean historic core. Practically the entire city centre was restored after the German reunification in 1991. The highlight is the market square with the old town hall. Johann Sebastian Bach lived from 1723 until his death in Leipzig.
How to get to Leipzig
There is an airport with flights to European leisure destinations and a train station. In addition it's possible to reach Leipzig by car or bus.
There are many hotels and otehr accomodation options in and near Leipzig, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.