In 2013 the world celebrates 200 years since the birth of a great composer. Richard Wagner's works continue to stimulate big feelings - from enthusiasm to complete rejection. We join the celebrations and the discussions, not only on the "Green Hill" in Bayreuth, but also now on these pages.
Leipzig has never had an ideal relationship with Richard Wagner, who was born in the city and spent many years there. But to honor his 200th birthday, Leipzig is pulling out all the stops.
Richard Wagner was a traveler, but not always by choice. Creditors, jealous husbands and police were just some of the people who ensured Wagner was often on the move. One of his many adventures took him to Eisenach.