suifeng2019St. Thomas’ Church is located at the west end of Leipzig’s Old Town. It would be easy to be overlooked if it hadn’t been disturbed by waves of admiring tourists. This statue standing in front of the church is probably the bronze statue of Bach that most people come to admire in the world.
juki235The St. Nicholas Church is the largest church in Leipzig and has a history of more than 800 years. The interior of the church is very special, full of breath of life, this is a relatively special church, there is a story worth visiting. The Bach Music Festival is held here every June, and there will be many orchestras performing here, which is very exciting.
suifeng2019The appearance of Bach’s house was reconstructed several times from the 16th to the 18th century, and it did not become what it is today until 2000. There are many facilities for listening to Bach's works in the museum, and those who are interested can feast their ears here.
小思文The snack square is quite a lively place. After sunset in the afternoon, you can see a lot of locals and tourists gathering here. There are also some places to eat near the square, and there are roadside music performances.
[Scenery] The surrounding scenery is beautiful
[Fun] Quite interesting square
小思文A good university environment in the city. This university has a long history. Leipzig is also a very good city. This university is free and open. You can see a lot of German students when you visit; Axue is also pretty good .
[Scenery] The scenery is dense
[Cost-effective] high cost
I ❤️ MENDELSSOHN
Entering the building located at Goldschmidtstrasse 12, in the vicinity of Leipzig's Gewandhaus, one immediately notices the original dark wooden staircase. That's where Felix Mendelssohn climbed up the stairs to his lavish apartment where he lived until his death.
Mendelssohn, born on 3 February 1809 in Hamburg, was the grandson of famed philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and is one of the most impressive figures in the international music scene. He is widely known as the most important conductor to front Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra, and is thought to have fundamentally changed the city's musical scene and started the Bach Renaissance in Germany.
And without Mendelssohn, it's unlikely that concerts would now be given in the way that we're used to, meaning that the conductor usually stands in front of the orchestra during musical performances. That habit did not yet exist before Mendelssohn's time.
In the so-called "Effektorium," a kind of electronic concert hall, visitors can now experience how it feels to conduct an orchestra. With the help of motion sensors, just about anybody can turn into a conductor of famous works, such as the "Midsummer Night's Dream."
Mendelssohn Bartholdy died remarkably young, on 4 November 1847, at the age of 38, in this very apartment he lived in. The cause of his early death has been a mystery ever since. Three contemporary doctors diagnosed Nervenschlag ("nervous stroke"). There may even have been some kind of genetic predisposition, since what is reported in this paper regarding Mendelssohn's death also applies to the very similar symptoms and circumstances surrounding his sister Fanny's death.'
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The Völkerschlachtdenkmal, aka the Monument to the Battle of the Nations commemorates the struggle against Napoleon's France and the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. The tower provides a lovely view towards the city and the park itself is nice to walk around. Visit the cemetery next door with a rather elaborate crematorium. #germany #history
The Grassi Museum was a fun arts and culture museum in #leipzig. When I went there was a rotating exhibit on East Asian arts and crafts. The exhibits to tastefully displayed inside an intimate space that made for a delightful experience. I enjoyed this place. #museum
The rather unimposing building just off the Dittrichring in #leipzig was the headquarters for the loathsome East German secret police known as the Stasi. Reputed to be the foremost organization of state security in the former Soviet Bloc, there is literally no facet of East Germany life that was not penetrated Stasi agents or conspirators. The museum today is a memorial to the victims of this terror. #triplocal
The Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig was a lovely modern gallery space. Offering an eclectic assortment of works ranging from Renaissance paintings to modern sculptures, you're sure to find something across one of it's many floors. The interior spaces are soaring and tastefully done. I enjoyed this museum quite a bit.
Autumn really is my favorite season, when all the leaves change to the most beautiful colors.