Leipzig Tourism & Travel Guide

Music and art intertwine with grace in Leipzig....

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This former cotton mill is a 10 hector industrial estate, parts of which have been converted into art galleries, restaurants and studios. One of the biggest mills of the last century, this one was opened to the students of the New Leipzig School and rented out to the aspiring artists. The place has 10 galleries and more than a 100 artists. I visited Alliene Howell, an American artist here. A specialist in nudes, the walls of her room are full of naked glory. “This is me,” she points out to one of the paintings with no hint of embarrassment. I do not know how to react, but pretend to look suitably impressed. Meanwhile, the paintings of her room partner, another American, are red with violence. “It’s probably because I read newspapers too much,” she explains, as I survey her paintings full of blood, bombs and still-borns.
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I soon found myself in front of a towering skyscraper, the shape of which is supposed to look like an open book. However, the common Leipziger has found a more convincing analogy and nicknamed the building Weisheitszahn (Wisdom Tooth). Stepping into an elevator, I rocketed my way up to a roof top restaurant with a sweeping view of the beautiful town below. The restaurant manager ushers us in: “Welcome to the highest point of Leipzig. You are on the 36th floor.” This is the highest multi-storey tower in Leipzig and was designed by Herman Henselmann. Earlier a part of the University of Leipzig, this tower was later on sold to a U.S investment bank. Plate of art gives you a full view of the city while serving a delightful menu!
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About Leipzig

Leipzig had the largest Hauptbahnhof in Europe until Berlin usurped it. This seems to be the trade fair capital of Germany and an important city for such throughout Europe dating back centuries. What we did not know was that Leipzig was having a Goth festival. As we were walking and admiring the beautiful architecture, there were many other sights to see walking along side of us. For music lovers, which I do not count amongst the many, Leipzig is where Johann Sebastian Bach lived for a good part of his life and was the Kantor in the Thomaskirche. He is buried in the choir with the Bach archives across the street. Felix Mendelssohn headed the Gewandhaus Orchestra and founded the first conservatory in Germany. Richard Wagner was born here, receiving his musical training here. This city also boasts Germany’s first stock exchange.

Best Time To Visit

Best time to visit Leipzig is from May to September


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