University (founded 1409) and Institute

Central lecture hall building in city center (New Augusteum from 2012) and Paulinum. Place where University (Pauliner Church from 15th century) church was blast off by order of GDR officials. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

(Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

(Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

Institute for Communication and Media Studies. Burgstrasse 21. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

Institute entrance hall. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

(Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

UT Connewitz (founded 1912)

(Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

(Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

(Photo: UT Connewitz)

(Photo: UT Connewitz)

(Photo: UT Connewitz)

(Photo: UT Connewitz)

Leipzig

St. Thomas Church: Dating back to 12th century, present architecture in neo gothic style since renovation 1884-89. Leipzig university was founded here in 1409. St. Thomas Choir singing here since 800 years. Martin Luther has been preaching here in 1539 for the introduction of the reformation of Catholic Church. Johann Sebastian Bach was cantor here, 1723-1750. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

Leipzig Old Town Hall, originating from mid 14th century, in the present from from mid 16th century., with market place. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

St. Nicolas Church, where the peaceful prayers started in 1982, helping pave the way to the peaceful revolution in GDR in 1898. Founded 12th century, present form end of 18th century. Initial preaches for Reformation in Leipzig by Martin Luther and Justus Jonas d.Ä., 25 May 1539. Premiere Bach’s „Johannespassion“ 7 April 1724. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

Famous Auerbach’s Keller, as a wine house first mentioned in 1438. Bronze statues: Faust and Mephisto, bewitching the students. Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s student’s restaurant while studying in Leipzig (1765-1786). (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

Famous Jugendstil Coffeehouse from 1908/09. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

Concert hall Neues Gewandhaus from 1977/1981. Latest Chapel Masters: Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly (presently). . Among earlier ones: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, Franz Konwitschny, Václav Neumann. Older Gewandhaus concert halls from 1781 and 1884 (different places; destroyed by air raids in 1943 and 1944). (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

„Zum Arabischen Coffee Baum“, since 1711. One of the oldest european coffee houses and restaurants which are still in use today. (Photo: Rüdiger Steinmetz)

Leipzig aus der Luft - Trailer - Film 2013

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