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Trasa Lipsk

The biggest city in Saxony, known as the ‘Crossroads of Europe’. It was here that trade routes from north to south and from east to west met. Over the last two or three centuries, it has been one of the most important centres of European culture and learning, and it is the centre of German publishing, including in the domain of music.

On 16 September 1858, when Edvard Grieg boarded the Nordstjernen for Hamburg, after which he was to travel on by train to Leipzig, he was not an entirely inexperienced traveller. Previously, he had accompanied his father and uncle on business trips many times – both within the country and abroad. This time, however, he was setting off on his own account, to study in a foreign city several times bigger than his native Bergen.