Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day trip to Leipzig

As Leipzig is just over an hour away by train and our last trip was on a cold day (limiting how far we were able to go) so we decided to take another day trip to Leipzig:

Rathaus and main market square:
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolai-kirche): The center of the Monday Demonstrations in 1989 which lead to the peaceful downfall of the DDR ( A lone column outside the the church, that matches the inside columns and ceilings.
St. Nicholas Church, outside:
Beautiful columns and interior:
Detail on the ceiling is amazing:
The old stock exchange:
St. Thomas Church, a few facts: Johann Sabastian Bach was a choir director here from 1723 until his death in 1750, Mozart played the organ here, Martin Luther gave a sermon here, and Wagner was baptized here (more,_Leipzig):

Noah in front of the Runden Ecke - the home of the Stazi (DDR Secret service)
Plaque out front the Runden Ecke:
Noah holding the DDR flag (East Germany) in the Runde Ecke:

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