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Month: October 2018

The Battle of Leipzig / Battle of the Nations

The Battle of Leipzig / Battle of the Nations The battle was fought from October 16th – 19th 1813 in Leipzig between a coalition of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against France on the other side. The coalition was led by the Russian Tsar Alexander I and the battle ended in a decisive loss for Napoleon and his army. It was the largest battle in …

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Monday Demonstrations – Leipzig History

Monday Demonstrations - Leipzig History The Monday demonstrations took place between 1989 and 1990 on Monday evenings. It was a series of peaceful demonstrations against the government of the GDR. They were not planned beforehand but happened spontaneously.  The demonstrations began in Leipzig on September 4th, 1989 after the weekly prayer for peace in the Nicholaikirche until it became so big that it spilled over …

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New Town Hall Leipzig

Town Hall Leipzig A Leipzig town hall was first  mentioned in a document in 1360. The old town hall was built in the middle of the 16th century. When the town hall became too small to accommodate the needs of the fast-growing city they decided to build a new one. In 1895 Leipzig was granted the right to build a new town hall and they received …

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