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Leipzig has been named to The New York Times’ list of the “52 places to go in 2020”.

According to a recent study by the University of Lancaster, Leipzig in the eastern state of Saxony, is the fastest growing city in Germany. By 2035, population growth of around 16 percent is expected. With a growing IT sector and big companies including DHL, Porsche, Amazon and Siemens; there are plenty of jobs and opportunities. Leipzig also attracts top classical music talent from around the world with its array of musical institutions—the Gewandhausorchester, the Leipzig Opera, the St. Thomas Boys’ Choir, the Bach Archiv and Mendelssohn House, among many others.

Leipzig’s vibrancy and buzz is palpable, and while it has an industrial feel, it is also very green. It has more canals and bridges than in almost any other city in Europe (and is often referred to as “Little Venice”) as well as a mix of postwar and baroque architecture. Many abandoned factories are being turned into performing and fine arts centers that are full of students and artists. The New York Times’ article notes how the city integrates a young and vibrant culture with a respect for and pride in the past.

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