Leipzig’s New Face – The Historic City Center through the Ages
The topics of this tour are buildings that have been recently constructed, renovated and especially the ones in the city center that have undergone elaborate historical refurbishment. Comparing the buildings now with old pictures you will notice some major changes over the last 20 years. How did these buildings and places look before World War II and during the communist era? You will see the rebuilt university complex on Augustus Square, renovated houses in Grimmaische Straße and the “treasure chest” of our local history museum. Inside the impressive glass cube of our Museum of Fine Art you can discuss it all over a glass of sparkling wine. Buildings of the late Renaissance, Baroque and later eras of history which have been superbly renovated await you in Hainstraße. Passing the historical town square we will reach St. Thomas Church and go on to the Pleiße River. The tour ends with a preview to the “Water World of Leipzig” that is emerging from creating lakes out of the old open-pit mines and extending the canal system. This tour can be booked as a private tour for your group.