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Leipzig is a city in the state of Saxony in western Germany. It is the 12th largest city in Germany.

Its first mention in history was in 1015, and officially became a city in 1165. It became an important medeival trade city, and afterward rose to become of the most prosperous, influential German cities, especially in areas such as music and the arts. After World War II, the city fell into a short decline or dip, however.

Today, Leipzig is known for its nickname - "hypezig" or "hip city," its history, opera, and for having one of the most advanced and modern zoos in Europe.

People Born in Leipzig

Richard Wagner

Leipzig in People's Lives

Heike Makatsch: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Obsession. I began to become attracted to my male co-star, Daniel Craig.

James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie The Last Station

Jude Law: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie Mr. Nobody

Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1991 to film scenes of the movie Shining Through. We filmed at the Central Railway Station.

Sigmund Freud: My family and I moved here in 1859, when I was three years old. We only lived here for a short time before my father decided that we should move to Vienna in 1860.

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