All I knew about Leipzig was that it was a publishing city. And then I visited and it last weekend and discovered a lot more about this lovely historical yet modern city.
|Some of the world's greatest composers and musicians have lived and worked here. Think Bach, Mendelssohn, Wagner and the Schumanns. Take a guided walk linking all the important sights.|
|Thomaskirche - the workplace and final resting place of Johann Sebastien Bach (His remains lie beneath a bronze plate infront of the altar). He was Cantor here between 1723- to his death in 1750.|
|Altes Rathaus (old town hall)|
|The old stock exchange. Totally destroyed during the war it was completely reconstructed and was finished in 1962. It looks quite cute and dolls-housey I think.|
|Dessert in one of the most famous restaurants in Germany - Auerbachs Keller.|
|Founded in 1525 this restaurant was made immortal with Goethe's Faust - In Part 1 Mephistopheles and Faust carouse here with other students before rolling off on a beer barrel. Pricey, touristy but a "must do" and the food is good.|
|Window shopping in a pretty art nouveau arcade|