Leipzig Highlights 2013

Dec 27, 2012, 07:00 ET from Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

LEIPZIG, Germany, December 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Two major anniversaries will soon be drawing visitors from both home and abroad to Leipzig 2013: the birth of Richard Wagner 200 years ago (on 22 May 1813), and the Battle of the Nations between Emperor Napoleon's troops and the coalition armies in October of the same year.

As the composer's native city, Leipzig shines all year round with high-quality operas, concert premieres and exhibitions, not to mention the City of Leipzig Richard Wagner Festival (16 - 26/05/2013) and the cross-genre project "Wagner Reloaded - Apocalyptica meets Wagner" (05 - 06/07/2013). http://www.richard-wagner-leipzig.de

The double anniversary of the Battle of the Nations and the Monument to the Battle of the Nations provides an occasion for historical re-enactments, exhibitions and get-togethers. Highlights include the opening of the 360-degree visual panorama "Leipzig 1813 - In the Tumult of the Battle of the Nations" by Yadegar Asisi on 20 July and the Festival Week (17/10 - 20/10/2013) featuring the open-air production "Imagine Europe". http://www.voelkerschlacht-jubilaeum.de

Furthermore, the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, known as the "World Championship for Apprentices", takes place from 2 - 7 July 2013. After 40 years, Leipzig is bringing the global event for vocational training back to Germany. In addition to more than 1,000 competitors from 60 countries, around 200,000 visitors and around 1,000 journalists are expected at the Leipzig Trade Fair. http://www.worldskillsleipzig2013.com

From 2013, the new Porsche model Macan will be rolling off the assembly line of the Porsche plant in Leipzig, which is also a highly desirable event location (http://www.porsche-leipzig.com). The renowned GRASSI Museum will be displaying around 100 fascinating and surprising objects from avant-garde, international shoe design in its exhibition "Stepping into the Limelight! Experimental Shoe Design", 28/03 - 29/09/2013). http://www.grassimuseum.de

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SOURCE Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH