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Restored Luxury in the City of Music

Steigenberger Grand Hotel Leipzig facade photoThe venerable group of German luxury hotels is the new star in the city of Leipzig. After extensive renovations, the Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig offers a mix of traditional and ultra modern style behind the painstakingly restored historic 1909 façade of the former Leipzig merchant exchange, in the center of the old town close to the Naschmarkt with its Altes Rathaus old city hall, the Baroque Old Stock Exchange, statue of Goethe and annual Medieval and Christmas markets. This 5 Star class hotel with the Steigenberger imprimatur offers 163 spacious Superior and Deluxe rooms with contemporary stylish design, 9 suites, 4 junior suites and a Presidential Suite. Dine in a choice of two restaurants – the Brasserie Le Grand, offering an international menu of Mediterranean and local Saxony specialties complimented by the selection of 150 wines from the Vinothek, or the Lobby Bar in the central skylight atrium. Relax in the Spa World, spa and wellness area on two floors with sauna and steam, cross-trainer gym, heated lounges and ice showers with a full array of beauty, relaxation and massage treatments.

Deluxe Romm Steigenberger Handelshof photoSometimes called the “City of Music” as home to many of the great classical composers, from Johann Sebastian Bach. Mendelssohn and Schumann to Wagner and Gustav Mahler who all lived and worked in the city. The city’s international music reputation is anchored by the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, based in the Gewandhaus Concert Hall on Augustusplatz, with a history tracing back to the "Grosse Concert" ("Great Concert") of 1743. The orchestra often accompanies the St Thomas' Boys Choir in St Thomas' Church and performs in productions of the Leipzig Opera House. The St. Thomas’ Boys Choir will celebrate its 800th anniversary in 2012 with concerts and events held throughout the year. Leipzig honors its musical heritage with annual festivals – Mahler in May, Bach in June and Mendelssohn in September.

The revitalized city combines its music reputation and recent post-socialist history as starting point of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 with its place in literature, as the city where Johann Goethe first began his writing career while studying law at the university and found inspiration for Dr. Faust on his many visits to the underground restaurant-bar, the Auerbachs Keller bar in the Mädler Passage. Leipzig has been beautifully restored and today shines with its historic sites from the St Thomas Church to the historic town hall, its impressive shopping arcades and courtyards, as well as its cutting edge art scene.

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig is conveniently located with a short walk from Leipzig’s central train station, and as with much of the former East Germany a stay at the 5 star luxury Steigenberger can be a bargain, with prices starting as low as € 119 with early bird discount for advanced booking. © Bargain Luxury Travel

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