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Leipzig Events: No Plans for Saturday August 29th? Problem Solved!

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Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

If you still don’t know what to do Saturday, then why don’t you check these out? 29th August â–ş Drachenbootfestival – Dragonboat festival at Cospudener See Local teams race with their abundantly decorated dragon boats, dressed in matching outfits. More info (in German) on event page. 29th August â–ş Klassik Airleben – Opening of the…

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Leipzig Events: TGIW(weekend)! Here are a few suggestions to start your leisure days tastefully with…

in Culture / Entertainment

Morsels to start off your events (-full) weekend and week right.

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An ode to Leipzig

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Food/Leipzig/Lifestyle
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

Our regular MoviesAndTV columnist, a Leipzig lover, today shares with us what he has discovered over the years about what has historically and culturally made our city a sort of “crossroads of Europe,” writing that “living here, you really feel the change from a provincial to not only a pan-European city, as in the past, but one with an international flavour and a beat in the streets.”

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Forgotten Dreams of Leipzig’s Future

in History/Politics

They say that Leipzig has always had delusions of grandeur.

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Leipzig Events: Weeklong city festival celebrates 1000 years of Leipzig with different themes, parties, concerts, lectures; Plagwitz goes music-wild Saturday night

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Photo by A. Kliushnyk

There’s so much happening in Leipzig these days, in terms of party and arts and culture, that it’s difficult to keep track. One example is the “festival week” going on right now celebrating 1000 Years of Leipzig – the StadtFestTage – with a different theme everyday based on groups of people. Tuesday’s theme is sports enthusiasts, with a Zumba flashmob slated to congregate at the market square at 5 p.m. Wednesday it’s “everyday heroes” who get honored with special events, while Thursday is dedicated to students, and the whole weekend is filled with live concerts. And if you’ve still got stamina for more, check out the Plagbeatz music festival in Plagwitz, starting at 10 p.m. Saturday.

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