By Christine M. Soltis
Leipzig
Germany
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If you’ve been curious about Germany, then consider a visit to historically memorable Leipzig, Germany.  Not only is Leipzig, Germany the former home of both Goethe and Bach, but it is also where peaceful demonstrators once joined together to bring forth the fall of the Berlin Wall.

When planning out your trip, EscapeWizard.com can assist you with those travel plans.  The primary airport to guide you there is Leipzig, Germany - Leipzig/Halle (LEJ).  Flights can be easily located at the following link:  (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  But don’t stop there!  Be sure to book your hotel reservations through EscapeWizard.com as well at the provided link:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Leipzig, Germany can be called a land of past geniuses.  Just one of those who brushed upon the town during his school days was genius of German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  In addition to Goethe, musical genius Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig for several decades as a cantor.  On your journey there, take a visit to St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) to see, up close and personal, just where Bach once worked and where his remains exist today.  Close by the church is the Bach Museum, which will give you an even more in-depth look into the composer’s life.  While you’re out and about, EscapeWizard.com recommends a stop at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). Here, you will see the place where peaceful demonstrators united to bring about the fall of the Berlin Wall.  St. Nicholas Church was built as far back as the 12th century and is sure to give off the feel of the historical importance in Germany’s history.

When your adventure takes you away from the churches, don’t miss out on a chance to see the Monument to the Battle of the Nation.  At 300 feet high, this is one of the largest monuments in all of Europe.  There are 364 stairs of climbing attached to this structure, which marks where the Battle of Leipzig took place during the 1813 Napoleonic Wars.  Once you are finished, EscapeWizard.com suggests trekking on over to the Museum of City History, where you will find as many as eight museums clustered together.  Listed among these are Altes Rathaus, Forum 1813, Schiller House, the Sport Museum, LIPSIKUS (for kids) and several more.

After your cravings for past history are met, take on a wild adventure that will have you seeing the green intricacies of the Brazilian Rainforest.  Visit the amazing Asisi Panometer, a panorama Amazonia exhibit created by Yadegar Asisi to show the Brazilian Rainforest in an up-close and personal view.  This 360 degree panorama will show off trees growing high above your head with endless, tangling roots trickling all across the display.  Search further into this inhabited place and watch the natural species of earth lounging in trees or nearby on the ground.  Stay as the forest darkens and listen to the sounds of the tropical world while awaiting the crashing of a projected, tropical storm. 

When you are ready to step out of the Amazonian panorama, then EscapeWizard.com recommends taking a moment to step back into Leipzig, Germany and explore their parks.  Mining Technology Park is just one where your outdoor adventure can continue in reality.  While you’re roaming around, why not visit the lush, beautiful Botanical Gardens at the University of Leipzig.  If more excitement is what you seek, stroll on over to Belantis Amusement Park for a fun-filled day of rides. 

When dining in Leipzig, venture out for Spanish or Italian cuisine, German dining and more.  For your evening out, take in the nightlife by taking a chance and seeing an opera, a theater show, cabaret, discos, karaoke, classical music or a German or Irish pub.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Leipzig, Germany has plenty to see.  But just one trip there and you will be in the company of past geniuses who are, to this day, appreciated and remembered worldwide. 
Hotels in Leipzig
By Sarah Hay
Westin Leipzig
Gerberstrasse 15, Leipzig, Germany
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As a world-renowned city known for as much for its hospitality, shops, and historical sights, as well as for its classical composers such as Schumann, Mendelssohn, Bach and Wagner, the German city of Leipzig is a bustling hub of activity, year-round, including its Opera House and music festivals. If you’re planning a trip to the region, whether on business or pleasure, make sure you stay at the Westin Leipzig. Museums and local attractions abound, as do recreational opportunities and corporate offices, like Siemens and KPMG. The American Embassy is even less than two miles from the hotel.

The 436 guest rooms at the hotel come complete with a host of amenities, including high speed Internet access, for a slight fee. Rooms also feature hairdryers, mini bars, and free daily newspapers, and connecting rooms are available, upon request, as are rooms with whirlpools. Room service is available 24 hours a day, as are rollaway beds and cribs. There are several lounges, bars and restaurants on site, to help keep you nourished as well.

Guests will appreciate the little thoughtful touches that go into the service at the hotel, such as a childcare service, laundry and valet options, porters and bellstands, dry cleaning and floral services are on site as well. To keep in shape, be sure to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities at the Westin Leipzig, including the indoor pool, fitness center, sauna and spa on premise, along with the solarium and indoor track. There is a 24-hour business center for travelers and 32 conference rooms as well. The hotel can provide over 4,000 square feet of exhibition space, and a business concierge to help your event come together seamlessly. So, when you find yourself in Leipzig, find yourself at the Westin Leipzig, and turn to
EscapeWizard.com to get you a room for less, by clicking here: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).