Leipzig is a music capital. And as Germany was the country for music for many generations, it’s an imperative for music lovers. Bach lived and worked here for 27 years and his church still stands. You can hear music where both Mendelssohn and the Schumanns used to play. The Thomas Church still possesses the font where Wagner was baptised, and the Gewandhaus offers internationally renowned performances to this day. So stunning is this musical heritage, that it overshadows the city’s thriving art scene past and present, and its epic roles in the defeat of both Napoleon and the Communist dictatorship.