Ruin Sight Seeing Tour Leipzig

Germany | Short Story | April 2015

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  • She is the fastest growing city in Germany and got called the “New Berlin” from the New York Times in 2014. Over 1000 year of history highlights the last defeat of Napoleon in the Battle of Nations 1813 or the significant role in the Peaceful Revolution as two examples. Known as trade city since Medieval times it has also a rich industrial history. Resulting in a broad variety in architecture which now is getting restored for the “booming new Leipzig” step by step. This post is part of a series about remaining “Lost Places” which might be fancy and expansive quite soon.

On one of my free weekends back in April 2015 I decided to visit the German city of Leipzig. The city has a rich industrial history and is known as one of the “Lost Place” hot spots in Germany. Despite the massive revival of the City that lead to the restoration of countless former ruins in the past years there are still quite a few “lost” places to be found. A few days before my trip I scanned the city via Google Earth for spots worth visiting (great way to find abandoned places in cities you don’t know or never have been to) and made my self a tour map for the three days. Due to the fast and dynamic evolving of the city I found many of the once abandoned locations to be restored, under construction or demolished. Check out the overview below for detailed reports about all the places that I were still able to explore:

Yellow-Friday, Red-Saturday, Blue-Sunday, LB-Leipzig Baracks, PBL-Postbahnhof Leipzig, RRW-German State Railways Repair Workshop, ALF-Arclamp Factory, LH-Lindenauer Harbor, JSF-Jute Spinning Factory, CPP-Coal Powerplant, MFS-Machine Factory Swiderski

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Random smaller spots explored during this city stroll:

Veröffentlicht am 16.12.2016 von Jonathan Danko


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