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Archive : Leipzig & Dresden

In May 2008 I visited Leipzig, in Saxony, east Germany. I'm told the revolution of 1989 started here.

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof Leipzig Hauptbahnhof
Messehalle 16 The Federal Court (once the Imperial Court Of Justice)
Trade fairs have been held in Leipzig since the 1100s. South of the city lies the old trade fair site (Alte Messe), comprising many pavilions including the domed Messehalle 16. A new trade fair opened in 1996 in the far north of the city.
The evangelical church The Russian Church of St. Alexei
The Rathaus
Thomaskirche The old stock exchange
J.S. Bach Thomaskirche
J.S. Bach worked at Thomaskirche as the choir master, and now his remains are kept there.
Nikolaikirche Nikolaikirche
Crematorium of Leipzig Südfriedhof The Alte Nikolaischule
The German National Library The old Soviet Pavilion
The Altes Rathaus The Altes Rathaus
The Monument To The Battle Of The Nations
Gott Mit Uns The Völkerschlachtdenkmal
The Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument To The Battle Of The Nations) was built in 1913 to commemorate the Battle of Leipzig of 1813, when Napoleon was defeated.
Sleeping giants Monumental figures

Dresden is a beautiful baroque city not far from Leipzig. Sadly, it is still under major reconstruction after its almost total destruction in World War II.

Frauenkirche The opera house
The enigmatic Frauenkirche was rebuilt in 2005 after lying in ruins for 60 years. The darker stones, of which there are approximately 4000, come from the original construction.
Spires of Dresden The Rathaus and the Kreuzkirche
The Hofkirche Dresdner Schloss
The Kunstakademie The Kunstakademie
The Kunstakademie The Albertinum
Zwinger Palace
Dresdner Schloss Kronentor at Zwinger Palace
The Saxon State Chancellery Zwinger Palace