Street Scenes, Leipzig
The Burgplatz is a huge square behind the New Town Hall. Some big events take place on it.
While the World Soccer Championship a big screen was placed on it and the crowds came to watch the game.
The sculpture of the "Unzeitgemäße Zeitgenossen" (Old-Fashioned Contemporary) is situated at the end of Grimmaische Strasse near Augustus Square. This sculpture was built by the sculptor Bernd Göber.
Leipzig's Bruehl, formerly the location of the warehouses and shops was known all over the world. It was the largest transshipment point for the international fur trade worldwide. Just a few buildings still remain.
One of the many works of art which you can find on Leipzig's streets is very strange - it is called "Unzeitgemässe Zeitgenossen" (something like contemporaries behind the times).
The figures were made in the early 1980s by sculptor Bernd Göbel. They show - in ironic way - types of the East German society. One of them is called "Stadtgestaltiker" (something like city designer) - he doesn't look at us; and he has a bomb with him. :-)
This street , stretching from the Market square towards northwest, is IMO the best preserved in the old town. It is a popular pedestrian zone with nice shops and beautiful old architecture. And it is full of places with rich history.
Hainstrasse 3 with its gable, alcove and decoration is an excellent example of the change of style from Renaissance to Baroque.
Hainstrasse 5 was home of writer C. G. Körner, one of his guests was Friedrich Schiller.
Hainstrasse 9 is where Theodor Fontane continued with his Pharmacy studies in 1841/42.
At the end of Hainstrasse you see the "tin-can" called building ... see my next tip, please!
The old water pump does not provide water any more but it is a romantic addition to the street scenery, and useful to lock up bicycles…
Location: Neumarkt, corner Grimmaische Straße