Leipzig is a vibrant metropolis combining history and future. Leipzig achieved world fame in 1989 as the “city of heroes” with the peaceful revolution, which started in Leipzig. The city is rich in history and culture. World-class artistic highlights include the Gewandhausorchester, the Thomanerchor and the Neue Leipziger Schule with Neo Rauch. Great composers like Bach, Mendelssohn, and Wagner, and writers like Goethe and Schiller lived and worked here. Leipzig is also known as the city of books or city of culture and has even more faces.