Macro position Leipzig
"Hypezig' - Leipzig mutates into a trendy metropolis" was the headline of the Handelsblatt. Since 2010, Leipzig has been one of the fastest-growing cities in Germany, experiencing an annual increase of more than 10,000 people.
Very high demand
Leipzig's population has grown by an average of 2% a year since 2010. Between 2012 and 2014, it was even the fastest-growing major city in Germany. The actual development exceeded any forecasts. The strong growth is explained by the influx of young people for the sake of work, with new large employers and the surplus of births in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, the population increased by almost 16,000 and in 2016 by 10,000 inhabitants. As a result, there is a strong need for housing.
After reunification, several large industrial companies also settled here, including Siemens, Porsche, BMW, Amazon and DHL with partners and suppliers. In addition, the city has established itself as an important center for energy, information and finance.
Rich in culture
Leipzig has a great musical tradition, which goes back above all to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and is based today, among other things, on the importance of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the St. Thomas Boys Choir.
Leipzig is also known for its wealth of elaborately restored or reconstructed cultural monuments and urban canals, the species-rich zoo, and the Leipziger Neuseenland (Leipzig Neuseenland), which was created by recultivating former open-cast lignite mines.