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Loud facts about my hometown Leipzig

My hometown turned 1000 years this year and I was able to celebrate it too, despite the 1000km distance.

A couple of facts I bet you didn’t know:

Leipzig World records:

- oldest newspaper

- oldest trade fair

- largest heart treatment center

- first binary computing machine

- first nuclear accident

- largest professional orchestra

- largest gothic festival

- largest Zoo apes installation 

- first left-handed piano

- largest outdoors advent calendar

- first power generator

- biggest cloud simulator

- only left hand-start organ

- oldest book museum 

- oldest wood nail

- first cable car

- first hockey world cup

- largest intercity trade show building

- first free HD movie

- first trade show building

- biggest inflatable waterslide

- oldest string quartet 

- largest oil painting

- first fireworks world cup

- first weather maps

- largest plant register

- oldest hammer piano

- first mass battle

- biggest advertising banner

- largest solar power station

- oldest thermometer 

- biggest farmhouse breakfast dish

 

Leipzig Europe records:

- first industrial railway station

- largest intercity public passage system

- largest literature festival

- largest Gründerzeit quarter

- longest building epigraph

- longest sewage canal 

- biggest memorial

- largest tropic house

- longest military barrack 

- tallest indoor climbing wall

- biggest head station by area

- largest intercity floodplain forest

- largest pyramid

- biggest ceiling painting

- biggest energy trading platform

 

Leipzig Germany records:

- first librarian school

- first publisher association 

- first music library

- first commercial chemistry laboratory 

- biggest gay sauna

- oldest cinema 

- largest trampoline park

- first online divorce

- first medical periodical

- first anti war book

- first hotel without personnel

- first labour party

- first street gas lamp

- largest musical instruments collection

- fist blood registry

- first national bank

- first state bank

- oldest radio orchestra

- fist airport hotel

- fist buddhist community

- oldest mail order catalogue retailer

- first public ladies pool

- oldest public school

- first women society

- longest trams

- first football radio

- highest court

- oldest café

- tallest city hall tower

- first ‘Tatort’ was called ‘Taxi to Leipzig’

- first encyclopedia

- oldest art publisher

- first children’s magazine

- largest city plaza

- first music gymnasium

- first children's theater

- first theater university

- first school for the hearing impaired 

- oldest botanic garden

- first female doctor 

- first balloon mail flight

- first Bach memorial

- first university radio station 

- first women’s high school

- first marathon

- first city map

- first dog wash

Sources: http://www.superleipzig.de