Fly with Austrian Airlines to Leipzig and experience the wonderful culture and beauty it holds. Named as the "settlement where the lime trees stand", Leipzig was officially formed as a city in 1165. Leipzig Central Station became the main railway station in central Europe in 1839, bringing lots of artists to the city enriching the culture. This city hosts a variety of historical sights including St. Thomas Church where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor. Every other year the city hosts the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition as part of a music festival marking the death of Bach. Among historical sights is the Leipzig Botanical Garden, the oldest botanical garden in all of Germany. With a variety of annual events including the world's largest goth festival, Wave-Gotik-Treffen, and an independent music festival, Pop-Up, Leipzig is never short of events year round for all-season travelers.