Leipzig later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. Since the reunification of Germany, Leipzig has undergone significant change with the restoration of some historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. Leipzig today is an economic center and the most livable city in Germany, according to the GfK marketing research institution.Oper Leipzig is one of the most prominent opera houses in Germany, and Leipzig Zoological Garden is one of the most modern zoos in Europe and ranks first in Germany and second in Europe according to Anthony Sheridan. Leipzig is currently listed as Gamma World City and Germany's "Boomtown".
The district is located in the Leipzig Bay and is rather flat. Individual hills are found in the north (Hohburg Hills) and south of the district. Its larger rivers are the Mulde, Pleiße and White Elster. Also worth mentioning are the many lakes of the Leipzig Neuseenland in the west of the county, that were formed by flooding old brown coal pits.
The district was established by merging the former districts Muldentalkreis and Leipziger Land as part of the district reform of August 2008.
The district is located in the lowlands around Leipzig. The main rivers of the district are the Mulde, the Weiße Elster and the Pleiße.
The Direktionsbezirk Leipzig came into existence on 1 August 2008, and succeeded the Regierungsbezirk Leipzig. The territory of Regierungsbezirk Leipzig was slightly larger, and included the former district of Döbeln. With the exception of the districts Altenburg and Schmölln, the territory of the Regierungsbezirk corresponded to that of the former Bezirk Leipzig which existed from 1952 to 1990.
A Regierungsbezirk Leipzig existed already from 1939 to 1943, when the former Kreishauptmannschaften in Saxony were renamed following the custom in Prussia.
Speaking to German media Monday, Gil Ofarim described the hate messages and personal threats he has received since the German Jewish singer-songwriter publicly reported an alleged antisemitic incident in a hotel in the city of Leipzig.
An ugly encounter in Leipzig in which a luxury hotel ... “He told me to put my star away to be allowed to check in,” Ofarim said in a short selfie video that went viral after he filmed himself in the Leipzig hotel lobby right after the incident took place.
The Westin deployed security guards from the Leipzig company Pro GSLSecurity at Tuesday night’s rally in solidarity with Ofarim, attended by more than 600 people ... of the participation of its managing directors and some employees in the Leipzig far-right and neo-Nazi scene.
Chelsea are considering a move for RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku, according to reports ... Nkunku found the net three times in Leipzig's recent Champions League defeat by Manchester City ... Unsurprisingly Nkunku has been linked with a move away from Leipzig next summer.
Earlier this week, Ofarim posted a video on Instagram in which he reported that he had been turned away from the Westin Hotel in the German city of Leipzig as he tried to check in ... Leipzig is not an isolated case ... of the encounter with Ofarim, according to the Leipzig police.
Hundreds of people, some draped in Israeli flags, stood outside the Westin in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday night to protest an alleged incident of anti-Semitism at the hotel ... “The anti-Semitic hostility that Gil Ofarim has obviously experienced in Leipzig is terrifying,” wrote ...
Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the Westin Hotel in the German city of Leipzig on Tuesday night for a spontaneous rally against antisemitism ... “Now we have to wait and see what the investigations reveal and what actually happened,” Olaf Hoppe, a spokesman for the Leipzig police, said.