Leipzig, the city where the great composer was born, is celebrating Richard Wagner's bicentenary with a year of festivities featuring more than 150 events. The highlight of the bicentenary celebrations will be the 'Richard Wagner Festival Week' from 16 to 26 May 2013. Leipzig Opera House and the Gewandhaus will be performing Wagner's principal works, the Museum of Fine Arts will be presenting the composer as a 'Weltschöpfer' (creator of a world) and rare items from the Lusatto collection will be on show at the Leipzig Municipal Library.
Leipzig has many cultural attractions in store this year.
This year's award, together with the prize money of EUR 10,000, goes to Prof. Dr. Dan Diner, Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig.
On the occasion of Worldskills 2013 in Leipzig 1054 new entrants to the world of work will compete for the crown. 200,000 guests are expected
Leipzig has twinning agreements with many major fair locations. These pages contain additional information on these twinnings.
The following pages will give you a summary of event highlights in Leipzig.
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