Leipzig, with over 570 thousand inhabitants, is the largest city of the Free State of Saxony and is an important economic hot spot. Highly efficient internationally known companies such as BMW, Porsche, Amazon or DHL appreciate the excellent infrastructure and the preferred location in the heart of Europe at crossroads of traditional trade routes. The over 600 years old Leipzig University is one of the nine German elite universities. Besides, the city has a unique charm. The largest historical and architectural area and the largest inner-city park are only a few superlatives, which can be used to describe this city. Leipzig occupies always the upper positions of international rankings in the area of quality of life as well as in the area of economic dynamics.