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Stadtrundfarht

Location: Leipzig, Germany

What I saw on my bus tour of Leipzig

This was a picturesque bridge I saw. There are a lot of rivers/water sources in Leipzig.

This is the house where Schiller lived and worked for a time. The sign says that Schiller lived here and wrote the poem "Ode to Joy" in 1785. Beethoven later put this poem to music, which we know today.

This building is only about a block away from where I live. I'm not really sure what it is for though.

A whole field full of Crocuses. They always make me think of spring.

I'm not sure what the name of this monument is, but it was built as a memorial to all those who died in the last battle against Napoleon (there were a lot). It's completely massive. It's a little hard to see, but there are figures around the outside at the top. The tour guide said one figure was as big as our whole tour bus.

This is the Leipzig branch of BMW. My dad is hoping I'll get a translation job with the company so he can get a family discount. :)

Here's a pair of ducks in the pond in front of the monument. In Ohio every spring we have a pair of mating ducks that stay in the creek behind my house. Seeing these made me a little homesick.

Not the best picture, I know (It was kinda sunny so the reflection was bad) but here you can see a size comparison of the Monument with the Statue of Liberty. They also had a comparison with the Eiffel Tower.

Here is a picture of a double decker tour bus.

Here's me in front of the monument. I'm going to have to go inside and see the view sometime. They told me it's a whole bunch of really narrow steps, but the view is well worth it.

This is the view from a really tall building not far from a construction site. After the bus tour we were taken to the cafe here for coffee and cake.

Here is the construction site were Leipzig University is building a church/class building (In the last few centuries classes were always in cloisters). It's going to be very modern, and not to my taste at all, but I wish I could see it finished. There used to be an old church on this spot but it was blown up in the 60's. I'm not sure by whom or why though.



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This is the house where Schiller lived and worked for a time. The sign says that Schiller lived here and wrote the poem "Ode to Joy" in 1785. Beethoven later put this poem to music, which we know today.

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This was a picturesque bridge I saw. There are a lot of rivers/water sources in Leipzig.

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A whole field full of Crocuses. They always make me think of spring.

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This building is only about a block away from where I live. I'm not really sure what it is for though.

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This is the Leipzig branch of BMW. My dad is hoping I'll get a translation job with the company so he can get a family discount. :)

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I'm not sure what the name of this monument is, but it was built as a memorial to all those who died in the last battle against Napoleon (there were a lot). It's completely massive. It's a little hard to see, but there are figures around the outside at the top. The tour guide said one figure was as big as our whole tour bus.

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Not the best picture, I know (It was kinda sunny so the reflection was bad) but here you can see a size comparison of the Monument with the Statue of Liberty. They also had a comparison with the Eiffel Tower.

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Here's a pair of ducks in the pond in front of the monument. In Ohio every spring we have a pair of mating ducks that stay in the creek behind my house. Seeing these made me a little homesick.

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Here's me in front of the monument. I'm going to have to go inside and see the view sometime. They told me it's a whole bunch of really narrow steps, but the view is well worth it.

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Here is a picture of a double decker tour bus.

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Here is the construction site were Leipzig University is building a church/class building (In the last few centuries classes were always in cloisters). It's going to be very modern, and not to my taste at all, but I wish I could see it finished. There used to be an old church on this spot but it was blown up in the 60's. I'm not sure by whom or why though.

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This is the view from a really tall building not far from a construction site. After the bus tour we were taken to the cafe here for coffee and cake.