Leipzig offers best conditions for the Homeopathic World Medical Congress 2017 – for many reasons. The congress venue “Leipzig Congress Hall” (Kongresshalle Leipzig) is situated in the heart of the city, in the immediate vicinity of the famous Leipzig Zoo. And it is here in Leipzig, where Samuel Hahnemann began his medical university education in 1775. He returned in 1811 to open his medical practice and to give lectures at the Leipzig University. Ten years later, in 1821, Hahnemann left Leipzig to settle down in Köthen (Anhalt). The Hahnemann Monument in Leipzig, unveiled in 1851, has been restored and can still be visited today.
Hahnemann travelled around Saxony for many years, staying in many different towns and villages for varying lengths of time, never living far from the River Elbe before finally moving to Paris in June 1835. Therefore, Leipzig is the ideal starting point for excursions to other places where Hahnemann left his traces: Meissen, his birthblace; Torgau, where he wrote the “Organon of the Rational Art of Healing”; Köthen, where he lived from 1821-1835 and where the DZVhÄ was founded in 1829. Today, also the LMHI has its statutory seat in Köthen. Therefore, the governance meetings of the LMHI are planned to take place in the Hahnemann-House and in the European Library of Homeopathy.
City of Leipzig
Leipzig is famous for its long trade fair tradition and also because of its multifaceted music and cultural scene. Owing to its unique system of passageways, the historic city centre exudes a distinctive flair. Stylish boutiques and top department stores invite visitors to shop and stroll. Most of the city’s sights are located within walking distance, e. g. the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas Church, St. Nicholas Church, diverse museums and galleries. Cultural enjoyment is among others provided by the Gewandhaus, the Leipzig Opera or the world-famous St. Thomas Boys Choir.
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Tracing the Peaceful Revolution 1989
Autumn ’89: The images of the prayers for peace in St. Nicholas Church and the Monday demonstrations on the inner city ring road were flashed around the world. The decisive day for the Peaceful Revolution was 9th October 1989 in Leipzig, when 70,000 demonstrators toppled the SED regime with cries of “We are the people!” and “No violence!” This was a moment when a piece of national history was written in Leipzig, opening the way to a reunited Germany. On the night of 9th-10th November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell.
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