Welcome to Leipzig!

Discover the vibrant life of this city where people from around the world come together. The bourgeois city of Leipzig convinces through its creative energy, innovative spirit and the liberal, cosmopolitan spirit of an exhibition and university city.

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Dazzling Leipzig and the special connection to KARL STORZ

A city of music, a city of books, an exhibition centre – Leipzig has many aspects. This was the place where significant cultural figures such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy lived and worked. However, the trade fairs and exhibitions most significantly determined the rhythm of the city and still characterise its image to this day. In 1989 the prayers for peace in the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas’ Church) and the Monday demonstrations wrote history – they became the catalyst for the peaceful revolution and German reunification. This city with half a million residents is today one of the most promising locations in Germany.

Home to science and surgery

The Alma mater Lipsiensis founded in 1409 is the second oldest university in Germany with continuous instruction. In 1580 the Department for Surgery and Anatomy was established. Today Leipzig is once again an important centre for medical studies, top research and clinical practice.

The special connection of Dr. Karl Storz with Leipzig

After completing his three-year apprenticeship as an instrument manufacturer, Dr. Karl Storz went to Leipzig in 1928. He became a dealer for the Frenzel trading company in medical technology. Here, he became familiar with, and learned to appreciate, the high quality of the products from the instrument manufacturer C. G. Heynemann. When he was 35 years old, Dr. Karl Storz returned to French-occupied Tuttlingen in 1945 and with the help of his father founded today’s company KARL STORZ.

„The position in Leipzig was a godsend for me. We encountered nearly all endoscopes from the companies which existed at that time. The various tasks excited me. That was the impetus. After all, at home we had our own instrument manufacturing workshop. I knew exactly where we had to start.“
Dr. Karl Storz
From a conversation with H. Mainusch on 3 April 1996