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leipzig - Cultural Definition
City in east-central Germany; a manufacturing, commercial, and transportation hub.
- Since the Reformation, Leipzig has been a leading cultural center of Germany, home to philosophical, literary, and musical giants, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich von Schiller, Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Richard Wagner.
- Leipzig was the capital of Germany's book and music publishing industries until the city was badly damaged in World War II.