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    Leipzig Tourist Information
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    Leipzig as it was for me in 2002

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Apr 27, 2013

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    Favorite thing: I visited Leipzig in August of 2002 on the way to Karlsruhe where SV BSZS (German Shepherd World dogshow) had to be held. We stayed for a night in Lützen that located 18 km south from Leipzig. We left our Asslan v Haus Schiran in the hotel and drove to Leipzig for an excursion.
    Leipzig is the largest city by population in the federal state of Saxony.
    I can’t say that it impressed me much. Its suburbs reminded suburbs of Moscow – too many blocks of flats.
    Nevertheless we explored its center and saw Altes Rathaus and Neues Rathaus, Thomaskirche and Nikolaikirche, Monuments to Johann Sebastian Bach and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz.

    You can watch my 1 min 56 sec Video Leipzig out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Leipzig Tourist Information

    by mindcrime Updated Apr 14, 2009

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    Leipzig Tourist Information

    Favorite thing: The Tourist Information of Leipzig is very helpful. First of all its location, right opposite the main train station will make your plans easier because they will give you a free map and all the basic info about sights, transportation, city walks, the tourist bus (the bus starts from there I think) etc

    I noticed several leaflets about main sights and city events and the friendly staff informed me about the Leipzig card too that you can buy there anyway and use it for transportation too (free travel on all trams and buses). If you are a student you will have the same discount like having the Leipzig Card so it’s not worth buying it.
    Although we stayed 2 days we bought the one for 3 days and we saved more than 15euro just for the monuments.
    There are different Leipzig Cards depending the days you want:
    1day(1adult) 8.90euro
    3 day(1adult) 18.50euro
    3 days(2adults+3children!) 34euro

    The Tourist Office is open Mon-Fri 09.30-18.00 (saturdays till 16.00, Sundays till 15.00)

    address: Richard-Wagner-Strasse 1 04109 Leipzig, Germany
    tel: +49(0)341/71 04-260 Fax: +49(0)341/71 04-271

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    Central Leipzig.

    by mwe Updated May 7, 2007
    Willi-Brandt-Platz, Leipzig. June 27th, 1994.

    Favorite thing: Willi-Brandt-Platz is about as central as you can get. There are two hotels: Continental to the right of the station as you look at it (or on the left of this picture) and Stadt Leipzig opposite the station: or off to the right of the picture (hotel names may have changed since 1994).

    From here you can get buses and trams, as well as trains. The city's main shops are just a short walk away.

    The main shops close on Saturday afternoons and Sundays, BUT the many and varied shops in the large railway station concourse remain open all weekend.

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    by german_eagle Written Nov 8, 2003

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    Bach Monument

    Favorite thing: You cannot leave out J. S. Bach when visiting Leipzig. He was born 1685 in Eisenach and died 1750 in Leipzig. Since 1949 his grave is to find in the choir of St. Thomas church.

    Bach was composer, musician, teacher and leader of the Thomanerchor (a boys choir). Max Reger said once: "Bach is the begin and end of all music". There is no doubt that Bach had major influence on music.

    Leipzig has some places where you can get information on Bach and listen to his music. Please see my Must See Tips "St. Thomas church" and "Bach Museum".

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    Battle of the Nations

    by Leipzig Updated Oct 19, 2003

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    French cavalry attacs troops of the Allies

    Fondest memory: The Battle of the Nations in Leipzig has been one of the first mass battles of modern times and marked the end of Napoleon's reign. In the mid-October days of 1813 more than 560,000 soldiers fought on the battlefield south of Leipzig and nearly 120,000 of them lost their lives here. To remember this battle the Monument of the Battle of the Nations was erected in Leipzig in 1913.
    On October 18, 2003 the battle was re-fought by over 2000 actors from 19 countries in historical uniforms. What an event!

    Unfortunately, the French and Saxon Confederation lost again against the Aliance under leadership of Russians, Austrians, Swedes and Prussians.

    More impressions of the Battle

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    City of Trading and Fairs

    by nepalgoods Written Jun 21, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Leipzig is situated in the middle of Europe. Since early history trading routes from North to South and from East to West were crossing here. Leipzig was for many years the most important trading place for furs. And already since the Middleages the city Leipzig got special right to hold the Trading Fair.

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    why Leipzig?

    by islander1000 Updated Nov 9, 2002

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    Favorite thing: why would one want to spend time in Leipzig? after all, what is all the noise about?
    right. music. Bach, Gewandhaus.

    for me it is the only german city I really like. just the right size, 500000 people, so it is not overcrowded and not deserted either. Also you still feel the East, though the East more and more vanishes and Leipzig becomes like any other city, just right now, there is still the generation grown up in DDR times making the social rules and that means, people are looking still after each other

    I like the local accent (which most germans have difficulties understanding). It is a softish (if thats possible in german) sing along reminding on french (when you really concentrate and give way to some imagination)

    in summer there are many cafes in the streets, there is a mild continental climate, it reminds on Italy

    Fondest memory: listening in Gewandhaus to orchestra, when Kurt Masur conducted Beethovens 9th symphonie.

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    Thomanerchor

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Don't miss to hear the world famous Thomanerchor. This choir was founded in 1212. Between 1723 and 1750 Johann Sebastian Bach was cantor of that choir. You can listen to it at Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church).
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    http://www.leipzig-online.de/thomanerchor/ueber.htm

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    Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Inhabitants of Leipzig started to revolt against the Socialist regime in Spring of 1989. Every Monday thousands of courageous people demonstrated although they knew to be in danger of getting arrested by the Stasi (East German Security Service). On October 7th, the 40th anniversary of GDR's foudation, police and army used water cannons and rubber truncheons against protesters in Leipzig's city centre. The Monday after, thousands of armed forces with tanks and mashine guns were put on the alert around Leipzig. Fortunately, the armed forces were respecting the calm, non-provocative behaviour. In November, 500,000 demonstrators joined the march around Leipzig's city centre, carrying candles and chorusing: Wir sind das Volk> (We are the pople). These so called Monday Demonstrations resulted in the first free elections, the Fall of the Berlin Wall and finally the Reunification.
    I was only 10 at this time and cannot tell you much about this event. If you want to read more about the peaceful revolution, just click on my travelogue.
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    Zeitgeschichtlichen Forum Leipzig
    Grimmaische Straße 6
    04109 Leipzig

    Tel (0341) 2 22 00

    Fax (0341) 2 22 05 00

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    Leipzig - an ideal starting-place

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This grand old city is a busy venue for trade fairs and conferences and a major centre of trade, culture, nightlife and shopping. The lovely old Renaissance and Baroque buildings, historical trading centres and malls are now fully restored and modernised, providing a stylish paradise for shoppers and sightseers. High-class entertainment is assured – attractions for arts-lovers include the Gewandhaus concert hall, the Opera House, the St. Thomas Choir, cabarets, theatres and jazz cellars.

    Fondest memory: Leipzig is an ideal starting-place for day trips and short excursions to Meissen, Dresden, Erfurt, Naumburg, Weimar, Wittenberg, Torgau and Dessau. A tour of the heaths and castles of Saxony also offers a welcome contrast to life in the big city.

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    see and properly will see at...

    by gema Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: see and properly will see at first when taking the train is the station: newly renovated, massive with shops inside. You´ll find everything there; if you get lost in Leipzig, then it´s highly likely that you are inside the station. :-)))

    Fondest memory: Having a beer at the 'Moritz- bastei', a small complex with pubs and various stages for performances and cinema.

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    Lion

    by nepalgoods Written Jun 30, 2003

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    Lion

    Favorite thing: The lion is the heraldic animal of Leipzig. Somebody had the idea to make a lot of big lions. Now you can find them all over the city. Always the same figur, but always with a different design!

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    Michael Fischer-Art

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Favorite thing: have a look at Michael Fischer-Art on buildings and bridges. They give Leipzig a more colurful and vitalizing touch.

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