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  Leipzig International
Leipzig has twinning agreements with many major fair locations.
Leipzig has many sports venues and training locations.
Discover Leipzig's most beautiful sights and take a photographic walk around the city.
www.leipzig.de /int/en   (129 words)

  
  Consulate Leipzig Germany
On September 5, Consul General Mark Scheland addressed a class of non-commissioned officers visiting from the Offizierschule des Heeres (Officer College) in Dresden, the first-ever visit to the consulate by students from the college.
After meeting Leipzig Lord Mayor Burkhard Jung, the group toured the Baumwollspinnerei, which now has a worldwide reputation for hosting the new “Leipzig School” of art, as well as being a location for U.S.-based art galleries.
Consul Edith Backman and staffers from Leipzig Consulate General attended the event and used the opportunity to meet the mayor and two representatives of the Nashville sister city association.
leipzig.usconsulate.gov   (852 words)

  
  LEIPZIG - LoveToKnow Article on LEIPZIG
Leipzig is one of the most enterprising and prosperous of German towns, and in point of trade and industries ranks among German cities immediately after Berlin and Hamburg.
Population.The population of Leipzig was quintupled within the 19th century, rising from 31,887 in 18of to 153,988 in 1881, to 455,089 in.
In the 11th century Leipzig is mentioned as a fortified place and in the 12th it came into the possession of the margrave of Meissen, being granted some municipal privileges by the margrave, Otto the Rich, before 1190.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LE/LEIPZIG.htm   (3140 words)

  
 Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig is blessed with dozens of historic buildings which are best explored on a stroll through the city.
During efforts to resurrect the centre of Leipzig to its former glory in the 1960s, traces of 6,000 year-old human settlement were discovered in the area located between the Parthe, Pleisse and Elster rivers.
The recent history of Leipzig is first and foremost marked by the Wende, or change, of 1989, and the ensuing boom in construction.
worldfacts.us /Germany-Leipzig.htm   (2158 words)

  
 Leipzig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leipzig Trade Fair, which began in the middle ages, became an event of international importance; especially as a point of contact to the East-European economic bloc (Comecon) of which East Germany was a member.
The foundation of the University of Leipzig in 1409 initiated the city's development into a center of German law and the publishing industry, and towards being a location of the Reichsgericht (Supreme Court), and the German National Library (founded in 1912).
Thomas Lutheran church, and Richard Wagner, the composer, was born in Leipzig in 1813.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leipzig   (920 words)

  
 Leipzig Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leipzig is the largest city in the federal state (Bundesland) of Saxony.
The Leipzig Trade Fair became an event of international importance; especially as a point of contact to the east-european economic bloc (Comecon) of which East Germany (with Leipzig) was a member.
In 1813, the Leipzig region was the arena of the Battle of the Nations.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/l/le/leipzig.html   (313 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Leipzig
Leipzig was besieged seven times and was captured six; from 1642 until 1560 it was in the possession of the Swedes; in 1706 it had to pay heavy tribute to Charles XII.
In the Napoleonic Wars Leipzig was occupied by the French Marshal Davoust in 1806 after the Battle of Jena and Auerstädt; in 1809 it was pillaged by the Duke of Brunswick; and it was only after the battle of Leipzig (16-18 October, 1813) that the town was freed from heavy taxation and oppression.
Urkundenbuch der Stadt Leipzig in Codex diplomaticus Saxoniæ; regiæ, div.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09138b.htm   (1645 words)

  
 Leipzig travel guide - Wikitravel
Leipzig [1] is the largest city in the German federal state of Saxony, with a population of more or less 500,000.
Leipzig's Old Town Hall was built in 1556 in the Renaissance style and remains one of Germany's largest.
Leipzig acquired the nickname Kleines Paris ("Little Paris") in the 18th century, when it became a center of a classical literary movement under the leadership of German scholar and writer Johann Christoph Gottsched.
wikitravel.org /en/Leipzig   (683 words)

  
 Universität Leipzig > Where we are
Leipzig is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a 550-year-old tradition of trade and fairs.
Leipzig is situated in the east of Germany, in the north-west part of the Free State of Saxony.
Leipzig is served by a regular rail service to and from all three cities.
www.uni-leipzig.de /lageplan/e_leipzig.html   (332 words)

  
 Leipzig City Tour
Leipzig has been a city of trade fairs since its very beginning: In the 7th-9th century, Slavonian settlers founded the town Lipzk at the intersection of the trade routes Via Imperii and Via Regia.
As Leipzig turned into one of the most important venues for worldwide and especially east-west trade over the centuries, many of the old fair houses and merchant courts that still characterize the city center's look today were built.
Leipzig's grandest and most luxurious passage is the Maedler Passage which is especially famous for hosting the wine cellar and restaurant Auerbachs Keller (Auerbach's Cellar) that dates back to 1525 and was immortalized by Goethe in a scene of his work "Faust".
www.matthiasbook.de /album/leipzig   (750 words)

  
 LEIPZIG - Online Information article about LEIPZIG
Prussia, Saxony and the city of Leipzig, is estimated at 6 million pounds sterling.
Population.—The population of Leipzig was quintupled within' the 19th century, rising from 31,887 in 1801 to 153,988 in 1881, to 4J5,089 in 1900 and to 502,570 in 1905.
decade of the 19th century were not on the whole unfavourable to the commerce of Leipzig, but in 1813 and 1814, owing to the presence of enormous armies in the neighbourhood, it suffered greatly.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /LAP_LEO/LEIPZIG.html   (4278 words)

  
 Leipzig's Olympic Dream Ends in Disappointment | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 18.05.2004
Leipzig, the smallest of the nine cities vying for the 2012 Games, had the underdog advantage, but that wasn't enough to carry it through to the next round in the competition.
Leipzig's Olympic planners said they plan to take a day to recover from the disappointment, and then set about learning from the outcome, and finding out where their application went wrong.
"Leipzig is coming!": That's the new slogan adopted by the city in a move to regain its historic status as an intellectual and cultural hub.
www.dw-world.de /english/0,3367,1432_A_1206435_1_A,00.html   (703 words)

  
 Germany 2006 - Cities and stadiums - Leipzig
Leipzig flourished as a center of crafts industry and commerce on into the 15th century, aided by the discovery of silver in the Ore Mountains.
Leipzig was not just an important center of trade and industry, it was also a center of the arts and sciences.
Leipzig is definitely a city with a wealth of interesting architectural, academic, and artistic features.
wm2006.deutschland.de /EN/Content/Host-Country-Germany/Cities-and-stadiums/leipzig.html   (866 words)

  
 World Cup 2006 Germany City Guide :: Leipzig
Leipzig university dates back to 1409 and the some of the great names of German music, literature and science: Bach, Goethe, Leibniz, Mendelssohn, Nietsche, Schiller, Schumann and Wagner lived in the city at some point in their lives.
Leipzig's early growth and wealth was based on book publishing, trade fairs and its famous university which attracted scholars from all over Europe.
Leipzig Halle airport is 20km outside the city and there are regular shuttle buses to the main station as well as the Airport Express train to the Hauptbahnhof which takes about 15 minutes.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/wc2006/city_guide/leipzig.html   (1069 words)

  
 Bach, J. S.: Leipzig (1723-1750)
Bach's Leipzig responsibility was primarily the education of several hundred boys in the St. Thomas School.
Most writers agree that Bach suffered the indignities and privations of Leipzig because of high ideals, and because of a desire to return to the service of sacred music which was neglected at Cöthen.
As Dadelson and Dürr have shown, Bach began his tenure in Leipzig with an incredible spurt of creative activity that included four passions, several oratorios, and nearly three hundred sacred cantatas in the first five or six years.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~tas3/leipzig.html   (1182 words)

  
 Leipzig, Germany - Travel - New York Times
Leipzig - also known as Heldenstadt, or the City of Heroes - was the crucible for revolt against the Communist dictatorship in East Germany, culminating in a nonviolent revolution that forced the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Leipzig is a host city for this summer's World Cup, which runs from June 9 through July 9.
The centrally located Galerie Hotel Leipzig Hof runs between 72 to 117 euros (or $87 to $141, at $1.21 to the euro) a night for a double, double occupancy, with breakfast; Hedwigstrasse 1-3, (49-341) 69740; www.leipziger-hof.de.
travel2.nytimes.com /2006/01/08/travel/08going.html   (1763 words)

  
 Leipzig University of Applied Sciences - Application
Leipzig is a thriving and lively city; not surprisingly it is also very popular with students.
Leipzig was founded in 1195 at the crossroads of the international trade routes "via regia" and "via imperii" and became a truly European city.
Although Leipzig is situated in the lowlands, you may still be able to go for a walk through beautiful mountains.
www.htwk-leipzig.de /english/pages/howtoget.htm   (2112 words)

  
 Leipzig
Graupner was a former pupil of the St Thomas School and former law student at Leipzig University.
Bach's predecessor in Leipzig, Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722) had written 14 yearly cycles, and the absolute world champion cantata writing was Johann Philipp Krieger (1649-1725), who wrote almost 2000 cantatas.
Leopold's death in 1728 terminated Bach's position as honorary Capellmeister in Köthen, a function that was granted to Bach by Leopold upon Sebastian's appointment in Leipzig.
odur.let.rug.nl /Linguistics/diversen/bach/leipzig1.html   (1369 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: University of Leipzig   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At Leipzig Friedrich and Wilhelm, Landgraves of Thuringia and Margraves of Meissen, founded a studium generale, the Bull for the foundation being issued by Pope Alexander V at Pisa, 9 September.
At the opening of the sixteenth century Leipzig was, like Cologne, a stronghold of scholasticism and a large part of the "Epistolæ virorum obscurorum", written in Erfurt near by, refers to it.
Pedagogics developed at Leipzig into an independent science, and, when a pedagogical seminary was founded by Ziller in 1861, the study acquired a still greater importance.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09140a.htm   (828 words)

  
 Bach's Leipzig in Pictures
A network of "water mains" had existed in Leipzig since 1504; its precise location through the city's streets is still preserved on plans held by the city today.
Leipzig's eight Coffee Shops played an important role in the social and musical life of the city.
We end this brief tour of Bach's Leipzig with an idealized view of Richter's Coffee garden which nonetheless captures the lively cultured atmosphere of the city in 1736 when this frontispiece to the Song Collection "The Singing Muse by the Pleisse" was published.
www.baroquemusic.org /bachleipzig.html   (833 words)

  
 university of leipzig
The University of Leipzig was founded in 1409 which makes it one of the oldest universities in Europe.
Leipzig has a population of some 530,000 inhabitants and is a city of the state of Saxony.
For 800 years Leipzig attracted many fairs and as a result it became a European trade centre.
www.umsl.edu /services/abroad/universities/leipzig.html   (610 words)

  
 Partner City of Leipzig
Located in the south-east German state of Saxony, Leipzig has a population of 493,872 (at 31.12.2000) and covers an area of 297.5 km2.
The home of the oldest trade fair in Germany (founded 1165), and one of the motors of the industrial revolution in nineteenth and early twentieth century Germany, Leipzig today is an important centre for trade fairs and for manufacturing and publishing.
Birmingham and Leipzig signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 1992 and practical cooperation has been the focus of the partnership from the outset.
www.birmingham.gov.uk /GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=1352&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=10534   (393 words)

  
 Guide to Bach Tour - Leipzig
Particularly active in perpetuatlng interest in Bach and his works are the Bach Archives, the Bach Museum and Thomanerchor (St Thomas's Church Choir), one of the oldest and most famous boys' choirs in Germany.
The Leipzig Town Council acquires performing parts of chorale cantata cycle from Anna Magdalena Bach for the use of the Thomaskantor
Office of the Leipzig Bach Festivals and the Leipzig International J.S. Bach Competitions.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Tour/Leipzig.htm   (730 words)

  
 Bach Cities
Leipzig was and remains a university town, and St. Thomas Church dates back to the 13th-Century.
He died in 1750 in Leipzig and was buried there, first at St. John's Cemetery, and now near the altar of St.
In 1999, she served as General Chair for the AGO Regional Convention held in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Flint.
www-personal.umich.edu /~jkibbie/schroeder.htm   (866 words)

  
 Leipzig : Battle of Leipzig : Napoleonic Wars : Bonaparte : Bernadotte : Charles : Blucher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leipzig : Battle of Leipzig : Napoleonic Wars : Bonaparte : Bernadotte : Charles : Blucher
One of the most crucial battles of the Napoleonic Wars was the massive clash that took place at Leipzig, which became known as the Battle of Nations because of its size and the sheer numbers of troops that took part.
Aside from the numbers against him, Bonaparte was also faced with the fact that the enemy armies were approaching from different directions, forcing him to spread his forces.
www.napoleonguide.com /battle_leipzig.htm   (369 words)

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