Who needs Berlin? The hip German city break that will surprise your friends

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Leipzig is an unfinished symphony of modern movements and classic hits, says Tina Walsh. 

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Leipzig is a city on the up. This former powerhouse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) is now the country’s fastest-growing city, an urban work in progress, where old factories and warehouses are being repurposed as art galleries and exhibition spaces and a young, dynamic workforce throngs its stylish cocktail bars at night. That’s not to say it has forgotten its cultured past: from Bach to Wagner, Leipzig was a magnet for famous composers and played an important part in the modern art scene during the Weimar Republic. Running until the end of September, the Bauhaus Saxony exhibition at the Grassi…

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