Thursday, 20 September 2018

My Trip to Leipzig

Last weekend I was in Leipzig and there I bought some cards for my collection.

The Schumann House was built in 1838. During their first four years of marriage between 1840 and 1844 Clara and Robert Schumann lived in this house. Since 1995 it houses a museum about its famous inhabitants. As one of Leipzig's Musical Heritage Sites it got the European Heritage Label in 2017.





The Mendelssohn House is the only surviving private residence of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. He lived in the house between 1845 and his death in 1847. A museum was opened in the house in 1997. As one of Leipzig's Musical Heritage Sites it got the European Heritage Label in 2017.








The Bach Museum was opened in 1985. It is housed in the Bose House, that is located near Bach's former residence in Leipzig and that was owned by a friend of Bach. The house is also home to the Bach Archive. As one of Leipzig's Musical Heritage Sites it got the European Heritage Label in 2017.



The University of Music and Theatre Leipzig was founded by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy as Conservatory of Music in 1843. It is the oldest higher music school in Germany. As one of Leipzig's Musical Heritage Sites it got the European Heritage Label in 2017.


The Leipzig Zoological Garden was first opened in 1878. Today it is considered to be one of the best and most biodiverse zoos in Europe and the best zoo in Germany. In recent years some big projects were carried out in the zoo. The most famous is probably the Gondwanaland, the World's second largest indoor rainforest.



The Imperial Court of Justice was the supreme criminal and civil court in the German Empire from 1879 to 1945. Its former building, that was constructed between 1888 and 1895, now houses the Federal Administrative Court.


The Russian Memorial Church was built between 1912 and 1913 to honour the fallen Russian soldiers of the Battle of the Nations.


The Leipzig Main Station is the central railway terminus in Leipzig. When it was opened in 1915, it was one of the largest train stations in the World. Still today it is the largest terminus in Europe.


The Leipzig Bavarian Station was opened in 1842 as terminus of the railway line between Leipzig and Hof in Bavaria. It is one of the oldest surviving train stations in Germany.


The Red Bull Arena is the largest football stadium in Saxony and the second largest in East Germany. It was one of the venues of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.


At the Monument to the Battle of the Nations I also bought two cards showing a map of the battle and Napoleon Bonaparte.


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