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Month: November 2018

M as in Moritz Bastion

M as in Moritz Bastion The Moritz Bastion was built between 1551 and 1554 and was named after Moritz, Elector of Saxony. It is the only preserved medieval city fortification in Leipzig. During the Seven-Years-War (1756 – 1763) the buildings lost its military function. It served as storage for trade goods and as workplace for book printers and bell founders. From 1796 onwards, the Moritz …

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K as in Kleinmesse Leipzig

K as in Kleinmesse Leipzig The Kleinmesse takes place twice a year for approximately one month in spring (April/May) and one month in autumn (September/October). It features carrousels, shooting ranges, autoscooter, food trucks and many more. Every Kleinmesse starts and ends with fireworks. The Kleinmesse has a close history with the trade fair in Leipzig. Whenever the trade fair took place entertainment was offered as …

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H as in Hauptbahnhof Leipzig The central railway terminus in Leipzig is the world´s largest station measured by floor area. It handles an average of 120.000 people per day. The station has 19 overground platforms and two underground ones. After the German reunification the station was modernised and two basement levels were dug out to make room for a shopping mall. On the closed track …

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G as in Gohlis Palace

G as in Gohlis Palace Caspar Richter, a Leipzig merchant and architect, commissioned the building as a summer palace in 1756. The land belonged to his wife, Christiana Regina Richter. The merchant died before the palace was finished – the construction took longer than anticipated due to the high payments he had to make during the Seven Year´s War. Christiana Regina remarried and the interior …

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