Carcassonne: Die Märkte zu Leipzig

Leipzig's trade fair tradition dates back to the Middle Ages. At the crossroads of the important trade routes Via Regia and Via Imperii , a settlement of merchants and artisans was built under the protection of a castle. His first mention was the "Ort bei den Linden" in 1015 as "urbs Lipzi".
Around 1165 Otto the Rich gave the market town of Lipz with the city and the market law - thus the fairs were the first time sovereign protection, competing markets within a mile of the city were pushed back. Privileges such as that of King Maximilian I of 1497 and 1507 promoted the rise of the Leipzig fairs - the city became an international fairground.
Leipziger Messe, whose logo serves as an extension symbol, also has its origins in these medieval market days.

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