Guesthouse Leipzig

Torgauer Strasse 64, Leipzig, Saxony, 04318, Germany
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Arriving Frankfurt

by cmaloney

My son and I are traveling around the world. Chicago - London - Frankfurt Germany - Delhi/Bangalore India - Hong Kong - San Fransisco - Chicago.

Question - we want to go to Colditz in Lepzig. What is best way to get from Frankfurt to Lepzig to visit Colditz - also we would like to see some castles - any suggestions? We will be in Germany from June 8 - June 13.

Thanks - Go Cubs!

RE: Arriving Frankfurt

by odyssey1234

Don't plan anything. Just wing it, it's more risky but more fun.

RE: Arriving Frankfurt

by jennycee

You dont exactly mention when you will be in Delhi/Bangalore. In Delhi there is much to see being the Capital as also the seat of the Moghul empire. Bangalore (where I come from) is big, beautiful, conjested and chaotic! Not much to see, but you should take the trip to Mysore and see the Maharaja of Mysore's Palace. Mysore, by road is about 4-1/2 hrs by road from Bangalore. To see castles in in Germany you and your son ought to visit Munich.
Happy travels.

RE: Arriving Frankfurt

by abalada

Here some ideas on castles in Germany:

Frankfut to Leipzig is by ICE train 3:16
DB timetable
From: Frankfurt
To: Leipzig
To: Colditz Leipziger Str.

Travel Tips for Leipzig

Your guide for Leipzig

by IceBear7

If you go to Leipzig - hook up with VT member Leipzig. He is a great tour guide, lots of stories to tell, knows the best places for food (he's taking everyone to the Antikhaus...), beer and ice cream. And he knows a lot about the past and present of his city.

Biblioteca Albertina

by german_eagle

This is the name of the University Library which was founded in 1543 and thus the second oldest in Germany. The actual building was erected 1887-91 (architect Arwed Rossbach) in Neo-Renaissance/-Baroque style. It is a very beautiful building with a sandstone facade, decorated with works of art (statues!). In WWII it was partially destroyed but restored to old beauty in the 1990s. Have a look at the magnificent staircase and the new exhibition room (always some original old manuscripts on display) at least. Guided tours on first Saturday each month.

Opening hours: Mo-Fr 8 am - 10 pm, Sat 10 am - 7 pm

Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 Leipzig
(a few blocks southwest of the old town)

at the train station

by mindcrime about PIC NIC

There are several cafes inside the huge train station. Some of them serve light meals too so we tried some nice salads at Pic Nic that was nice enough. They also had beers, milkshakes and other refreshments to hold us for a while before we head for our train. The service was quick and it seems most of the customers were locals on their way to work or catching a train so they stayed only for some minutes and go. The atmosphere is the regular one you have when you go to a fast food but what more can you expect inside a train station?...

Nikolaikirche and Old St. Nicholas's School

by mindcrime

St.Nickolas church is the bigget church in Leipzig. It was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style but later (14th -16th centuries) some parts (like the naves and chapels) were rebuilt in gothic style. I liked the bright interior (pic 2) that is was designed by Carl Dauthe in classical style with the pillars having a palm tree shape! It houses one of the largest organs in Germany.

Sankt Niklaus (270-330) is the patron saint of merchants but famous among german children too on December 6 when he supposed to fill one boot (that the children put outside the front door) with gifts and sweets (only if they were good children the last year). Yes, Santa Claus influenced from him :) In Greece we have the same custom with St.Basil (although it’s the parents that put the gifts in both countries but don’t tell this to the children) while St.Nicholas is the patron saint of the sailors (all the boats have paintings of him)

St.Nicholas church became famous because the peaceful revolution started here with prayers for peace and justice since 1982 every Monday, usually jut with candles and no violence (the army came when they thought it was a thread some years later when the prayers turned into huge demonstrations against GDR that lead into German reunification in 1989. The church is open daily 10.00-18.00 with no entrance fee.

After visiting the church we spend some minutes on the Nikolaikirchhof square where we noticed the pillars in palm tree shape like the ones inside the church and we took some photos (pic 3) of the Old St.Nickola’s School, the oldest civil school in Leipzig. It was opened in the beginning of the 16th century with many famous students like Wagner, Seume etc The house in the corner was added in 1738. The school moved in 1872 and the building was used as a police station for some time. It was restored in the 90s and houses a restaurant now.

Beautiful city arcades...

by mindcrime

One of the most interesting things you can do in Leipzig is to walk inside the countless arcades of the old town. These roofed passages connect two bigger streets and they are full of shops, galleries or small cafes and restaurants. I liked the decoration in some of them. The most famous are the Mädlerpassage (pic 1) and the Specks's Hof (pic 2).

The Madler Passage, in baroque style, houses the famous Auerbachs’ Keller, the tavern where Goethe used to visit and wrote about it at his popular Faust). It is said that the shoe of one of the statues at the entrance brings good luck if you touch it!! I did it but I didnt win any lotarry that days...

The Specks Hof is one of the oldest Passage in Leipzig, nicely decorated with art nouveau elements. It is full of small shops that are packed with local people. I liked the 3 atriums of this passage.


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