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1000 Candles on Its Birthday Cake: Leipzig

Uma Muthuraaman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Uma Muthuraaman

This year, Leipzig joins the league of thousand year old German cities like Trier, Worms, Cologne and Magdeburg. The city has played an important role in the history of Germany and Europe in two noteworthy incidents, both of which culminated in bringing Germany together.

Germany's Complex, Tumultuous History

Rick Steves | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm just wrapping up three weeks of filming in Germany, and I'm impressed by the souvenirs of its tumultuous history. Doing TV shows on Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Dresden, Leipzig, and Hamburg, you can't avoid the flip side of Germany's greatness.

Big, Mucky Balls of Secrets at the Former Stasi Headquarters in Leipzig

Rick Steves | Posted 08.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Like the USSR had the KGB, East Germany had the Stasi. This amazing museum smells like the musty files that it kept on its citizens. The old vinyl floor is yellowed, and the camera lenses actually look like buttons.

A DDR Toy Story

Rick Steves | Posted 08.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Leipzig, a city that helped lead East Germany to freedom at the end of the Cold War in 1989, the excellent Contemporary History Museum gives a fascinating insight into the 40-plus years people spent under communism.

Cheerio to England, Guten Tag to Deutschland

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Thanks for traveling with me so far on my trip. I'm coming down the home stretch in my 2015 travels, with one final leg. I'm saying cheerio to England...

On the Culture Front: A Day in Leipzig

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Chris Kompanek

Most of the city is easily accessed by trams, but a short cab ride is rewarded with a treasure trove of contemporary art. Spread across two-dozen spaces on a former industrial site, Spinnerei contains a comprehensive rotating collection that captures the pulse of the art world.

A Farewell to Bach

Pia de Jong | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Pia de Jong

Bach was 61 when his portrait was done. He is a stout man with a double chin and an unhealthily ruddy skin. He wears a white blouse with sleeves puffed at the wrists; over it is a black jacket with hard buttons.

The Monday Demonstrations

John Feffer | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

The citizens of Leipzig are very proud of the fact that the East Germany revolution of 1989 began in their city.

Prayer Meetings in Leipzig

Martin Marty | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Impelled, he made clear, by Jesus and the gospel of peace, and inspired by other leaders with names like Bonhoeffer, King, and Gandhi, he believed in, preached, and practiced the way of peace. Führer worked with young people who were hungry for freedom and who would pray and march their way toward its realization.

5 Fascinating Former DDR Locales

Rachel Stern | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For Germans, October 3 marks the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), a national holiday commemorating Reunification in 1990. The country's five eastern German states merged with West Germany to form one nation shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

LOOK: German City Goes Goth For The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

This past weekend, vampires, steampunks, zombies, rivetheads, and goths victorian gathered in Leipzig, Germany for the Wave Gothic Festival, or Wave-G...

Iraq, Stalingrad, Gettysburg and the Limits of Remembrance

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

Anniversaries show us the eventual futility and limits of human remembrance -- especially when it comes to tragic political events like wars and battles. 2013 marks a striking confluence of martial anniversaries.

I See A Leipzig And I Want To Paint It Black

La Carmina | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel
La Carmina

Among the most stunning looks were Victorian mourning gowns and foot-long Mohawks.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and Green Too: Can Transportation Drive the Future?

Michael Rose | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Michael Rose

Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin all turned down available Federal funds. California's governor is happy to take the money to build a system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco but it's become tied up by routing and funding disputes.

PHOTOS: Back In Black -- Goth Festival, And Fashion, Hits Germany

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Goth culture is known for its music, but its fashion is what's turning heads in Germany's famed Wave-Gotik festival. An estimated 20,000 followers ...

Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Not many people can fulfill their passion - and build an institution - for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artist...