Latest Leipzig News

Gothic music, culture fans gather at German festival

Jun. 8, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Thousands of Goth music and culture fans have gathered in the eastern German city of Leipzig for the annual Wave Gothic Festival, this year featuring some 220 artists. The festival has been held over the Whitsun holiday weekend since 1992 and typically attracts about 20,000 people...

Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double

May. 25, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help Bayern Munich complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending 19th cup win to...

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

May. 23, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat. In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from Germany say the behavior they spotted dozens of...

Pro-EU rallies draw tens of thousands before elections

May. 19, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets Sunday in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament. Marches in Germany were held under the banner of "One Europe for Everyone: Your Voice...