Leipzig Off The Beaten Path

  • Gohliser Schloss
    Gohliser Schloss
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    Markranstadt
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    Markranstadt
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Leipzig

  • 1. Hidden Architectural Gems

    From my room I had a perfect view of the area north of old town that was developed in the late 19th century. In the centre of this area is the Nordplatz, a beautiful square which is dominated by St....

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  • 2. Castles Around Leipzig

    Possibly the most famous German castle outside Germany, but virtually unknown inside Germany, Colditz Castle holds a special place in my childhood. Colditz is famous for being the ultimate German...

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  • 3. Parks

    Leipzig’s largest cemetery is located in the southeast of the city behind Völkerschlachtdenkmal. It was planned in 1886 and the huge park-like cemetery has lots of old trees, graves of famous...

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  • 4. Swimming / Rowing / Boating / Water Sports

    When the sun is shining you have to make a trip by gondola. It looks like in Venice, Italy! Channels flow along the EXPO 2000-area, parks and forests. Also possible to discover Leipzig by rawboat or...

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  • 5. Water sports

    The Cospuden Lake is an old lignite mine filled with water. Since June 2000 it has become a place for summer activities. The northern side offers a sand beach on which you can brown your skin, play...

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  • 7. Markranstadt

    Markranstädt is a town in the Leipzig district half way from Lutzen. It is situated 11 km southwest of Leipzig and 7 km northeast of Lutzen.The National Roads B...

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  • 8. Gohliser Schloesschen

    This "small castle or palace" (which is what "Schloesschen" means) is not far from the Schiller House. It was built in 1754-1756 as the summer residence of a...

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  • 9. Gohliser Schloss

    This mansion (locals refer to it as "Schlösschen", the diminutive of "palace") is a gem of Saxon Rococo architecture. Built 1755/56 for the merchant Johann...

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  • 10. Schiller House (museum)

    Visiting the Schiller House & Museum is not only worth your time if you're a fan of the German writer. The architecture of the house alone and the surrounding...

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  • 11. Biblioteca Albertina

    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...

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  • 12. Church St. Peter

    The largest of the churches in historistic styles that were built in Leipzig after 1860 is St. Peter south of the old town. It was designed after the Gothic...

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  • 13. View from Schiller's window

    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...

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  • 14. Grassi Museum

    The Grassi Museum building actually hosts three different museums: The Museum of Decorative Arts, the Ethnological Museum and the Music Instruments Museum.I...

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  • 15. Deutsche Bücherei

    Leipzig as *the* city of books was perfect for housing the German National Library and thus 1914-16 architect Oskar Pusch built the "Deutsche Bücherei" where...

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  • 16. St. Alexi Memorial Church

    This Russian-Orthodox church was built to commemorate the 22'000 Russian soldiers killed in the Battle of Nations in 1813.The church was erected 1912/13...

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  • 17. Robert-Schumann-House

    The composer Robert Schumann lived in this house 1840 - 44. Two of his children were born here and the few years in this house were some of his most productive...

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  • 18. Haus Dreilinden

    This traditional theater in the Lindenau district now belongs to the Leipzig Opera and is their venue for musicals, operettas and light operas. After the...

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  • 19. Schiller House from the front

    Of course this wasn't called the "Schiller House" at the time, because he was just a summer guest. It was probably called the Schneider House because it...

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  • 20. Another empty building

    I hope I'm not being too unfair to the city of Leipzig by posting pictures of derelict buildings -- this is the last one, I promise. This particular building is...

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  • 21. Kellertheater (Basement Theater)

    Here's another alternative venue that belongs to the Leipzig Opera. This one is at the back of the opera house on the east side, i.e. the Post Office side.Here...

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  • 22. Next door to the Schiller House, today

    This empty, boarded up apartment building is one of several in this neighborhood. There's another one right across the street.There are several reasons for the...

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  • 23. Model of Gohlis as it was in 1785

    In one room of the Schiller House there is a model of the village of Gohlis as is was when Schiller stayed here. It was a quiet farming village then, with just...

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  • 24. Schillerhaus

    It's a tiny house, dedicated to one of the greatest Germans every, poet Friedrich Schiller. He lived in Leipzig only for the summer of 1785, at that time the...

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  • 25. Gose beer

    This is a beer you won't get from any other place of the world: Gose. It is very (I said VERY) sour beer and does not really even taste a beer. It smells like...

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