Music and Saxony are intimately linked. Among this year’s reasons for travel is the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birthday. Both Leipzig and Zwickau celebrate the occasion with various events, putting the spotlight on the compositions and piano concerts of the pianist who was married to Robert Schumann. Other classical music highlights include the Leipzig Bach Festival (14 – 23 June), Dresden Music Festival (16 May – 15 June) and Moritzburg Festival (10 – 25 August). Saxony is also home to two world-class operas – Semper Oper in Dresden and Leipzig Oper, while one of the world’s top orchestras, the Gewandhaus, has its home in Leipzig.