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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
Leipzig in People's Lives
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.