Leipzig is a city of surprises. Once a dour, grey East German city, it has blossomed since the fall of the Berlin Wall into a lively, colorful metropolis. The city’s main attraction is its lively old town, full of Gothic churches, charming squares and a lively market. The opera house, the Gewandhaus, is one of the world’s most famous, and the city is also home to one of Germany’s most important universities. After a day of sightseeing, relax in one of the many bars and restaurants in the city center. Don’t miss the local specialty, Leipziger Allerlei, a mix of vegetables and meats.