Working in historically rich Leipzig
"Leipzig, that's the one with the Monday demonstrations." Yes. But not only. Of course, the autumn of 1989 was a decisive moment in the city's history. But that is only a small part of what Leipzig is all about. Today we would like to show you how diverse and beautiful Leipzig is.
Stockstraße 8, our wunschbüro in the north of Leipzig, is very close to Leipzig Zoo, the Schillerhaus and the Gohliser Schlösschen. The Leipzig Auwald forest, the Red Bull Arena and the railway station are all close by. wunschlösung was founded in Jena, as you may have read in (the founding story of wunschlösung), but most of the staff are based in Leipzig.
But what makes Leipzig so appealing?
The city is young and old at the same time and has offers for people of all kinds!
The centre of Germany and the heart of Europe. Leipzig as a flourishing cultural and economic metropolis
"I praise my Leipzig! It is a little Paris and educates its people." This quote comes from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who studied law in Leipzig and discovered his love for the city in the process. In Faust I, for example, he speaks of Auerbach's Cellar in Leipzig, and his novel "The Sorrows of Young Werther" was published at the Leipzig Book Fair in 1774. Speaking of the book fair, after the invention of printing, Leipzig became one of the most important printing locations in Europe. The first council fair catalogue appeared in 1594, incidentally four years before Frankfurt. This is one of the reasons why Leipzig is known worldwide as a city of books and trade fairs. But we are also good at technology. Digital transformation, big data, cyber security and artificial intelligence are the central topics of the IT industry and also a strong economic and innovation driver in the Leipzig region. Many online retailers, including Amazon, are based here.
Leipzig has been known for years for its potential for expansion and new settlement, because we have one thing above all: space. In the last 17 years, the population has increased by 16%, 3.5 million people live within a 75 km radius of Leipzig. Since 2011, we have been the fastest-growing major city in Germany.
Living here can look very different, from courtyards in the surrounding countryside to charming Wilhelminian style buildings and modern architectural gems, everything is possible. And above all, it's affordable! Leipzig has a lot of greenery and quick routes thanks to a modern infrastructure with three motorways, a dense suburban railway network, the international airport and a large ICE railway station.
Leipzig also has a lot to offer culturally: whether it's classical or electronic music that makes your heart beat faster, you'll find it all. Opera, Gewandhaus Orchestra, large and small theatres and cinemas, cabarets and variety shows, street art, more than 30 museums, castles, palaces and Germany's largest monument: the Monument to the Battle of the Nations. Sport is your hobby of choice? Then you might be drawn to the games of Bundesliga team RB Leipzig or to paddling on the rivers and canals. Nature sounds great? The Neuseenland, the alluvial forests and heathland are right on your doorstep. And for animal lovers young and old, there's the zoo.
Stockstraße 8, our wunschbüro in the north of Leipzig, is very close to Leipzig Zoo, the Schillerhaus and the Gohliser Schlösschen. The Leipzig Auwald forest, the Red Bull Arena and the railway station are all close by. wunschlösung was founded in Jena, as you may have already read in (the founding story of wunschlösung), but most of the staff are based in Leipzig.
But what makes Leipzig so appealing?
The city is young and old at the same time and offers something for everyone!
The diversity of Leipzig's labour market
Leipzig offers its residents diversity in pretty much all respects, including the labour market. Traditional industries are just as firmly established here as young, innovative industries of the future. It is an attractive place to work because the constant expansion always offers new jobs and vacancies - especially in the fastest-growing sectors. These include trade, crafts, gastronomy, technology and production, but also education, natural sciences and the arts. Sharply falling unemployment figures and employment growth of 35 % since 2005 prove this.
Daily life and work in Leipzig
Modern working time models are not uncommon, whether part-time or flexitime - Leipzig's working world offers room for individuality and personal needs. There is also a well-developed childcare system in crèches, day nurseries or after-school care centres, as well as a large number of all-day programmes at schools, which help parents and carers to reconcile family and work. By the way, Saxony's pupils have been at the top of the educational tests for years in a nationwide comparison.
The corporate culture is also changing in many places. Cooperation within the company is becoming more and more important and hierarchies are flattening out. Team-building and leisure activities are no longer uncommon. Individual training and development are steadily gaining in relevance.
Solving wishes in Leipzig
In a historic apartment building in Leipzig-Gohlis, the wunschBüro takes up the entire first floor. This gives us plenty of space for creative exchange between the (Corona home office excluded) eight team members at the location. And as experience with visitors from Jena shows, we have more than enough space for new colleagues.
Our fully equipped kitchen offers space for the beverage crates plus the team. So outside of Covid it's perfect for a coffee break together. But we also like to eat together. We then use this time to exchange cooking recipes and stories from everyday life.
There is also a games console and a seating area outside. Even a barbecue has been seen in the wild here - especially when the colleagues from Jena come over.
Can you imagine working on cool projects in a super team , right in the heart of Saxony? Then we definitely need to get to know each other. Maybe you'd rather switch to Jena or be flexible? We are ready in any case. You can find more information on our career page!
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