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Exhibition "Leipzig-Bucharest-Lipscani: an European story," on Tuesday inaugurated in Leipzig


The exhibition "Leipzig-Bucharest-Lipscani: an European story," organized by the Bucharest Municipality Museum will be hosted by the Leipzig City Hall over March 6-15 on Stadt Leipzig: Martin-Luther-Ring 4-6, and over April 12 - May 6, at the Promenaden Hauptbahnof Commercial Centre, also in Leipzig. 

"This exhibition presents for the first time to the German audience the history of the trade on the Lipscani Street during the seasonal fairs, organized by the Leipzig Municipality since the 18th century. In the German space there is knowledge of such historical streets called Lipscani in some of the cities in Muntenia and Oltenia, which appeared due to this commercial ties with Germany dated back in the 18th century," the organizers told Agerpres.

The inauguration of the exhibition will take place in the lobby of the Leipzig City Hall, in the presence of General Mayor Burkhard Jung and Romanian Ambassador to Germany Emil Hurezeanu.

A documentary film is also to be presented at the exhibition, about the Lipscani phenomenon.

During the event to be launch in Germany on March 15, the books "Lepizig-Bucharest-Lipscani: an European story," realized by the specialists from the Bucharest Municipality Museum. The event will take place at the Book Fair in Leipzig - 2-018 (Messe-Alee 1), at Romania's stand. There will be participating Adrian Majuru, the manager of the Bucharest Municipality museum and the editor of the book and the Romanian Ambassador in Germany Emil Hurezeanu.

"The exhibition and editorial project Leipzig-Bucharest-Lipscani: A European story aims to offer the public the story of a German street in "Little Paris" and in fact to describe a historical reality: although Bucharest was culturally anchored in the francophone space, the professional skills were culturally dependent on the German one. The latter was much older than the French cultural influence, which became very present in the Romanian city only after 1830. Apart from the story of Bucharest's Lipscani Street - which from a commercial area became the banking 'city' of Romania in 1900 - we wish to complete this narration with the brief history of the most important merchants in Bucharest who linked their lives to Leipzig and in the same time, the biographies of German entrepreneurs who chose Bucharest for their life project, such as the Gaiser, Storck or Oppler families (...) This is a European story almost 400 years old. A story that connected two cities through the tenacity of certain people, who had a different life project. However, we must point out that the story of the two cities feature similarities in certain economic aspects," says Adrian Majuru, quoted in the release.

Romania is the guest of honour of the Leipzig Book Fair 2018. 

The Bucharest Municipality Museum achieved this project with the support of the Bucharest City Hall, in order to build stronger ties with Leipzig and the Romanian-German economic space," reads the release.