Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Leipzig English

This part of the blog will be all about the city Leipzig. We will share knowledge, experiences and even give top tips for events, eating out and even jobs

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 …

K as in Kleinmesse Leipzig Weiterlesen »

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 …

Weiterlesen »

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 …

G as in Gohlis Palace Weiterlesen »

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 …

The Battle of Leipzig / Battle of the Nations Weiterlesen »

C as in Clara-Zetkin-Park

C as in Clara-Zetkin-Park The Clara-Zatkin-Park is located on the edge of the Music district southwest of the city centre in Leipzig. It links the southern and northern part of the Auenwald. In 1955 the areas Scheibenholzpark, König-Albert-Park, Palmengarten and Johannapark were combined to form the Clara-Zetkin-Park. Ground-breaking ceremony took place in January 1955 and just four month later the park was opened to the …

C as in Clara-Zetkin-Park Weiterlesen »

A as in Augustusplatz

A as in Augustusplatz The square, in the east of the city centre, started its history in 1785 within the city walls as the largest square in Leipzig. At the time it was called the Platz or dem Grimmaischen Tor. In 1839 the place was renamed as Augustusplatz, after Frederick Augustus, the first king of Saxony. It changed its name many times in the following years …

A as in Augustusplatz Weiterlesen »

Week in Review – Nazi Collaborator Deported, Wildlife Reserve and Edible Water

Nazi Collaborator Deported to Germany Jakiw Palij, the last known Nazi collaborator living in the US, was deported to Germany and arrived here on Tuesday morning earlier this week. He had lived in New York City these past decades until his past was revealed. Palij had worked as a guard in a Nazi forced labour camp during World War II. A court had ordered his …

Week in Review – Nazi Collaborator Deported, Wildlife Reserve and Edible Water Weiterlesen »

BMW Group Werk Leipzig – Business Englisch inHouse

Wir freuen uns darüber die Mitarbeiter des BMW Group Werks Leipzig weiterhin zu Business Englisch inHouse-Kursen begrüßen zu dürfen. Die Sprachfertigkeiten der Teilnehmer werden in Einzel-und Gruppenkursen sowie in Workshops verfeinert. Neben allgemeinen Business Englisch Fertigkeiten, wie telefonieren, E-Mails verfassen, an Meetings teilnehmen oder Small Talk führen, konzentrieren sich die Kurse vor allem auf spezifisches Vokabular rund um die Automobilbranche  - Verkauf und Einkauf, Herstellung …

BMW Group Werk Leipzig – Business Englisch inHouse Weiterlesen »

Week in Review – Elon Musk, Berlin Wall and Paris under Snow

Elon Musk launches car into space On Tuesday earlier this week SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket in a generation. The rocket hurled an electric car into space on her maiden flight from Florida. Musk decided for his old cherry-red Tesla roadster with a space-suited mannequin in the driver´s seat. During the launch David Bowie´s classic hit “Space Odditiy” played. The maiden flight was originally …

Week in Review – Elon Musk, Berlin Wall and Paris under Snow Weiterlesen »