Dubbed "the new Berlin", Leipzig moves to its own beat in the German state of Saxony. Like the capital, it lures in cool creative types, with its funky offerings and rich musical heritage, boasting connections to Mendelssohn, Wagner and Bach – the latter of which has his very own museum.

    The city's historical core is encrusted with Renaissance monuments and centers on the Marktplatz, a cafe culture hotspot that's home to the picturesque old town hall. The city's more modern face has lots to offer city breakers too: from a buzzing festival calendar and tantalizing restaurants, to an uber-cool underground arts scene and hipster-fuelled nightlife.

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      Leipzig is an art lover’s paradise, thanks to its extensive range of galleries, museums, and concert halls. Take a step back into history by exploring Romanesque churches, Art Nouveau buildings, and 16th century cellars that were once frequented by renowned composers and poets. Shopping options are plentiful, ranging from luxury boutiques and department stores, to flea markets and quirky souvenir...

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