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Sightseeing in Leipzig - what to see. Complete travel guide

Leipzig is a city in Germany that is located on the bank of the Weisse Elster River. The population of the city estimates 503 thousands of inhabitants. Leipzig is also the location of the internationally famous airport.
Leipzig offers its guests to visit attractive restaurants and cafes; interesting eating places can be found at every turn. In the center of the city there is a national cuisine restaurant … Open
In this city are well-developed such industries as machine building, fur, sewing, and chemical industries. Starting from XV century this place has also become a large publishing center and a center of trading (fur auctions and fair trades).
The city is often chosen as the location of international film festivals of documental and short films. There is also a university, the first conservatory in Germany, concert society and Gewandhaus orchestra. Leipzig is famous for its theatres (Opera Theatre, Schauspielhaus). Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Leipzig is a regular venue for one of the youngest and most unusual events - the Festival of Gothic culture, Wave-Gotik-Treffen. It is the largest event of its kind; each year it attracts … Open
Tourists are recommended to visit Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Crafts, Ethnographic Museum, German Museum of Books and many more. The old town hall may also catch your attention. It is used to keep the exhibition of Museum of History of Leipzig. The building has been made during the Renaissance period and is surrounded by living quarters of the same period.
Among the sights of the Leipzig are also the Church of St. Thomas built in the gothic style, in which worked the great German composer I.S. Bach, where he managed the church chorus; Supreme Court; Leipzig Gewandhaus that is also the location of the local philharmonic; Monument of Fight of the Nations that features an observation area that is 91 meter high – the tallest monument in Europe, which honors the events of 1813; St. Nicolas Church – the largest and the oldest church of the city. Behind the Old Town Hall you will also find the building of the old exchange made in the baroque style. Many years ago in this building gathered representatives of merchants. Tourists may also find interesting visiting the building of the new Town Hall and the memorial church devoted to Russian soldiers.
Strolling through the historic district of the city would give a lot of unforgettable experiences; you will learn a lot about the history of the city. Beautiful Barthels Hof was built in … Open
Children are recommended to attend Leipzig Zoo that is famous for wide choice of primates and the largest aquarium of Europe.

One of the most beautiful monuments of architecture in the city is the Gohlis Palace. It was built in the 18th century for a city official. Thanks to his wife, the interior decoration of the palace was one of the most luxurious in the city. The owners invested huge sums of money in the acquisition of works of art and precious ornaments. In the 18th century, this palace was regularly visited by high-ranking people. They held elegant balls and literary evenings here. Now, the historical building, surrounded by a lush garden, is run by the state.
The unique St. Thomas Church that was built in the 13th century is preserved in the city. For a long history of existence, it survived many reconstructions. The church is a spectacular architectural monument in the Late Gothic style. For the whole world, this church is largely known for to the fact that on its territory is the grave of the world-famous composer Johann Sebastin Bach. During his lifetime, he served in the church as a cantor. A hundred years ago, a sculpture of the musician was installed in the square next to the church.
Leipzig offers its guests a wide choice of entertainment. In the city there are beautiful parks and recreational facilities for the whole family, modern shopping complexes with shining … Open
Fans of classical music in Leipzig will be interested to visit another place – the Mendelssohn House Museum. In the city, there is an old house in which Felix Mendelssohn spent the last years of his life. In the historical building, the atmosphere of the past was kept as much as possible. Here, the belongings of the famous composer, his letters and various historical documents were preserved.
One of Leipzig's most unusual attractions is the Auerbach’s Kellar, located in the heart of the historic district. This ancient restaurant was opened in the first half of the 15th century. The first mention of it dates back to 1428. Then there was a small tavern in which they sold wine. This iconic tavern is mentioned in the story of Goethe. It was here, according to the author, that the meeting between Faust and Mephistopheles took place. World-renowned reformer, Martin Luther loved to spend time in this restaurant. Today, the historic restaurant is one of the most prestigious in the city.
1. The most favorable time for relaxing holiday is the period from May to October. During this period, rainfalls are rare; temperature is in the range of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. The … Open
In the Market Square, you can see the historic Alte Waage Building. It was completely destroyed during the Second World War. Earlier, in this beautiful building was the Chamber of Weights and Measures. In the 60s of the last century, the building was reconstructed according to old mock-ups and today, it is one of the most unusual in the city.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Leipzig
♥   Shopping area ' Grimmaische Straße' Leipzig, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Petersstraße' Leipzig, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Leipzig
♥   Castle 'Giebichenstein Castle' , 34.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Colditz Castle' , 38.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gnandstein Castle' , 38.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Altenburg' , 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Haynsburg' , 42.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Leipzig and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum der bildenden Künste' Leipzig, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum für angewandte Kunst' Leipzig, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Goseck Circle

From the series “The Most Mysterious Constructions of the Planet”
These have led the scientists to the idea that the old astronomical observatory could be located on the site of the Goseck circular excavation site. Perhaps such formations helped people to form the exact moon calendar several thousand years ago. If the assumptions of the scholars are confirmed, the Goseck circular excavation facility will be the oldest existing solar observatory on Earth. According to the approximate estimates, the observatory was erected about 4900 years bc. … Read further
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