Leipzig is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. With its population of 544,479 inhabitants (1,001,220 in the larger urban zone) Leipzig, one of Germany's top 15 cities by population, is located about 160 kilometers southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleisse, and Parthe rivers at the southerly end of the North German Plain.
By the end of 2018, Leipzig became European city of the year 2019 - https://www.academyofurbanism.org.uk/leipzig-wins-european-city-of-the-year-at-2019-urbanism-awards/
In December 2013, according to a study by Marktforschungsinstituts GfK, Leipzig was ranked as the most livable city in Germany and is one of the three European cities with the highest quality of living.
The NYT compares Leipzig with Berlin (http://nyti.ms/1Cp6Br0), other media does as well (http://bit.ly/1QpLPO6). The city has great history, culture, music-scene and much more. By train you can easily reach Berlin (1h15min), Munich (4h50min), Frankfurt (3h), Hamburg (3h) and Prague(CZ/4h). The Guardian also ranks Leipzig in the Top 10 of alternative city breaks in Europe (http://bit.ly/1P1Aq5h / http://bit.ly/1DJ8T48).