Balance Hotel Leipzig Alte Mess

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Breslauer Strasse 33, Leipzig, Saxony, 04299, Germany
Balance Hotel Leipzig-Alte Messe
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  • Solo100
  • Business68

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Information about Leipzig

by maysue

Hi there,

My sis is going to Leipzig this late April to early May. Just want to know what's the weather like during that time and what types of clothes that she needs to wear during that time? Any interesting place to visit there? Any interesting and special events taking place during April to May?
Thks in advance for the information. I would be much appreciated.

Re: Information about Leipzig

by Bernd_L

Concerning the weather April is usually very unpredictable. You can get everything from snow-showers to sunshine in a single day changing every hour. We call this 'April-weather'. So the best advice is to dress in layers.

For to do tips just check out the Leipzig pages here on VT.

Re: Information about Leipzig

by maysue

Thanks, that's a good tip. It is very helpful for my sister.

Travel Tips for Leipzig

A city devoted to trading

by mauro_pd

In 1895 in Leipzig a new way to trade was, for the very 1st time, endorsed: the sample fair. Before this event traders were hangin around every market with goods into they sack, pocket, cars (?????), bags & so on ... but starting from that year in Leipzig people could show their goods and customers can "order" them.
Thin twice to this, it's so common in today's business world that you cannot even believe it was different before.

View from Schiller's window

by Nemorino

The German writer Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) spent the summer of 1785 in this farmhouse in what was then a village and is now the Leipzig district of Gohlis.

He was there at the invitation of some Leipzig friends and admirers, who even paid his stage coach fare to get here from Mannheim. This was necessary because he had lost his job at the theater in Mannheim (his one-year contract wasn't renewed), and after various other setbacks he was totally destitute.

The summer here was one of the happiest in his life, and this is where he wrote his famous "Ode to Joy", which was later used by the composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1857) as the text for the triumphant vocal passage at the end of his Ninth Symphony. (While writing these tips I am listening to a recording of this symphony by the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, conducted by its long-time music director Kurt Masur.)

In this house Schiller also wrote parts of the second act of his now-classic drama Don Carlos, which was later made into one of the world's greatest operas by composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901).

In 1785 Schiller no doubt had a better view from his bedroom window than we have today.

I went by the train..It was...

by marenloo

I went by the train..It was agreat chance to see the bahnhof (station)..they said that it is the largest in europe..Am i correct?
Althoug public transportation is available we used our private car there.

Augustus Platz

by nepalgoods

At this square not far from the city centre you can see the influence of socialist goverment on Leipzig. The skyscraper has been part of the university and is now the location of MDR-TV.

To the right you can see a red triangel. This is the location of the Pauliner Church, which has been destroyed to make place for the modern building., the main building of Leipzig University.

Thomaskirche

by IceBear7

One of the highlights in Leipzig! Among the most important sights in the city and it doesn't appoint you.

First of all it's a beautiful building! From the outside it looks like built without a proper plan in mind. In every century the church was "updated" with the fancy style of the time. Last restauration was in 2000, right in time with the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Which takes us to the next point, why it is so interesting to see this church, its historical importance. Martin Luther spoke here in 1539, Mozart played the organ here during a visit, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy played with the Gewandhaus orchestra but most of all: Johann Sebastian Bach was the most famous cantor the famous choir of this church has ever had. He is even buried in this church. From 1723 until his death in 1750 he worked here and wrote countless masterpieces. His spirit is still there.

Especially when the famous choir, the Thomanerchor, is singing in its home church. It's been in existence since the 13th century, the sing a lot of Bach's work, tour the world and sing during Sunday mass. There are about 100 students at the moment who sing in the choir. I was extremely lucky to hear them having a rehearsal for the mass on Easter Sunday, and it wasn't only the Thomanerchor but also the equally famous Gewandhausorchester, one of the best orchestras in Germany. Wonderful wonderful music!!

They sell a leaflet about the church - don't buy it. It's quite dull and doesn't talk about the interesting facts. The little exhibition in the church is very detailled and informative though.

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