“My Leipzig will I praise!
A little Paris, one that cultivates its people.”
(J. W. v. Goethe, Faust I)
The decision to study in Leipzig is a good one. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, possibly the city’s most famous student, even knew this. The New York Times annually publishes 31 destinations worldwide which one should absolutely visit. Not only does it elect Leipzig as the most interesting destination in Germany, but it also ranks the city as number 10, before Los Angeles and after Antarctica.
Leipzig is, today as then, a cosmopolitan, multidimensional and, first and foremost, a likeable major city spreading its provincial charm. Its inhabitants are tolerant and curious about all visitors. It offers excellent study and living conditions to the numerous students. You can study almost any subject at the Leipzig higher educational institutions, including its university. Rents are reasonable, libraries have modern facilities and there is a high density of cafés in the city.
New and historic, traditional and modern are intertwined. St. Nicholas Church, symbol of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989, is located in the immediate vicinity of the 600-year old university. Also, St. Thomas Church where Johann Sebastian Bach’s grave is situated, is only a few minutes away. Nestled in between these sights are sumptuous arcades and the impressive new building of the Museum of Fine Arts.