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Leipzig
Auerbach's Keller, where scenes from Goethe's Faust line the walls – described on p27
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAuerbach's Keller, where scenes from Goethe's Faust line the walls – described on p27 - Credit: Appaloosa

Leipzig is in the federal state of Saxony, and lies about 149km south-southwest of Berlin. After the destruction of its synagogue on Kristallnacht, the city also suffered severe bombing by Allied forces during World War II.

Leipzig is famous for the Monday Demonstrations of 1989-90: peaceful protests took place every Monday night, often by candlelight, against the authoritarian government of the GDR. It is also known as a city of music: Richard Wagner was born there in 1813, while Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and Gustav Mahler all lived and worked there. Leipzig is mentioned in the Bookmarks for pages 64 and 270.