Leipzig

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 …

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Week in Review – Family Reunion Korea, Mid-Term Elections and Chemnitz

Family Reunions between North and South Korea After 67 years families were reunited with their loved ones – brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, parents and children met for the first time since being separated by the Korean War that took place from 1950 – 53. The reunion is the 20th round since they started in 2000 and 89 families participated this time. The reunion …

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Week in Review – Wave Gothic Treff and eSight

Wave Gothic Treff Every year 7 weeks after Easter, the Gothic music and arts festival is held in Leipzig, Germany. People travel from all over Germany and the world to attend the festival which features more than 150 artists and bands from different “dark music” genres. The festival is spread across the city for 4 days where various venues host different Gothic-themed events. The festival …

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Week in Review (17th – 24th February)

This Week in the News (17th-24th February)CURRENT AFFAIRS The Munich Security Conference ©REUTERS The 53rd edition of the annual Munich Security Conference took place between 17th and 19th February at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in the Bavarian capital. As  the largest independent platform in the field, the international conference brought together over 500 high-ranking participants, among them 6 heads of state, 15 government leaders, 47 …

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