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Colors of Leipzig - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Neues Rathaus in Leipzig 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 thousands of fans of this widespread subculture, coming from all over the world. Festival lasts for four days; according to statistics, the last few years, the number of participants was more than 30 thousand people.
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
During the festival, you can find a huge number of people in fancy clothes on the streets and in parks. The festival always hosts music concerts and other events that are related to the culture in one way or another. The first festival has been held in 1987; it wasn’t held in Leipzig, but Potsdam. The first event was informal, so it was visited by only a few hundred people.
Wave-Gotik-Treffen has gained an official status only in 1992, since then it was held only in Leipzig and began attracting more and more foreign visitors from year to year. Many people come to the festival to communicate with peers and impress people in some original way. For others, the event has become a family tradition. You can see a lot of couples with young children at the festival. Kids, as well as their parents, are dressed in amazing outfits, fully reflecting the specifics of gothic culture. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
The festival is also interesting for regular travelers, because participation in it is a unique chance to visit the beautiful medieval fair, dark and captivating theatrical performances, music concerts and interesting seminars. It should be noted that special ‘Gothic’ tours are held within the framework of special events; main attractions for devotees of the subculture are ancient cemeteries.
Leipzig opera house As festival became an official event of international scale, the preparation for it is held in a special way. Local residents have long been accustomed to the unusual event, so guests of the festival are taken very friendly and with a share of curiosity. It is worth noting that Goths arriving to the festival are also very friendly, many of them are willingly taking pictures with tourists and townspeople, and are proud to show their stylish attributes. Unusual holiday has become an integral part of the city’s cultural life and gave Leipzig even more mystery and charm.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Leipzig
♥   Dom St. Marien, Wurzen, 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Ss. Peter und Paul, Zeitz, 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom SS. Peter und Paul, Naumburg, 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Schloßkirche, Wittenberg, 60.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, Wittenberg, 61 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
♥   Castle 'Dahlen Castle' , 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rudelsburg' , 53.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Leipzig and around

Goseck Circle

From the series “The Most Mysterious Constructions of the Planet”
In the German town of Goseck, there is a curious Neolithic circular moat, called the 'Kreisgrabenanlage Goseck'. This is a group consisting of several concentric trenches, whose diameter is about 75 meters, as well as palisade rings, which are supplemented with the gates in the specific places. The unusual construction was discovered by the researchers quite recently, in 1991. During a flight over this terrain the researchers have noticed the strange round silhouette on the wheat field. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Leipzig

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Leipzig. Learn the best periods to visit Leipzig to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Leipzig.
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