LEIPZIG, Germany, December 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
25 years after the German Reunification, Leipzig counts among the most dynamic and popular city destinations in Europe. The East German commercial and cultural city will be commemorating several major anniversaries in 2015: Under the motto "We are the city", Leipzig celebrates the 1000th anniversary of its documented first mentioning. With the double anniversary 850 years St. Nicholas Church and Leipzig trade fairs as well as the 100th birthday of the Leipzig Central Station, there's even more reasons to celebrate.
On 10/11 January 2015, Spinnerei Leipzig, a former cotton mill, will be opening the new art year with its traditional winter gallery tour. Therefore all galleries and exhibition spaces open up new exhibitions. From 1 March through 25 May 2015, Leipzig's Museum of Fine Arts will present the exhibition "Paul Klee. Special Class - Not for Sale". Klee is counted among the most important representatives of Classical Modern Art. He used the designation "Special Class. Not for Sale" to reserve over 300 of his original works for his legacy collection, removing them from the market. For the first time, more than 100 of these works will be on display in Leipzig.
The anniversary year will display Leipzig's characteristic diversity with a total of three festival weeks and numerous events, connecting the city's history to the potential of the present and the future. The central highlight in the anniversary year is the Festival Week from 31 May to 7 June with the "Lipsia's Lions" Street Theatre Festival (31/05/2015) and the Leipzig City Festival.
After the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth in 2013, Leipzig Opera will again host a Wagner Festival (22-31/05/2015) to honor the city's famous son. Its focus will be on repertoire works, among which a "Tannhäuser" as a scenic concerto, and a symposium. The Gewandhaus Orchestra can be heard performing under blue sky on 10/11 July 2015 in the Leipzig Rosental during the popular open air concert "Klassik Airleben".
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