Leipzig in der New York Times
Leipzig hat in den letzten Jahren einen enormen Zuspruch gefunden. Dieser Artikel in der New York Times trug sein übriges dazu bei – und war vielleicht sogar der Stoß, der den Stein ins Rollen brachte.
Leipzig – also known as Heldenstadt, or the City of Heroes – was the crucible for revolt against the Communist dictatorship in East Germany, culminating in a nonviolent revolution that forced the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The city has made a spectacular rebound from those grim days. Today, Leipzig boasts striking architecture, with Baroque, modernist and Stalinist-era buildings forming an oddly charming city center that is home to hundreds of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and clubs. Leipzig is a host city for this summer’s World Cup, which runs from June 9 through July 9. While that means the city is sprucing up for the influx of tourists, with various capital improvements under way, it also means hotel rooms will be scarce during the tournament, and prices will be inflated.