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Augustusplatz mit Mendebrunnen

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  • JR56

    The Mende fountain in front of the Gewandhaus was designed by Adolf Gnauth in 1883-86 and created by Jakob Ungerer.
    The neo-baroque obelisk, like the substructure, is made of Meissen red granite and rises 18 m in height. The light granite for the outer basin was broken in the Fichtel Mountains. The sculptures that embody themes from the maritime sector are made of bronze.
    The funds for the construction of the fountain come from Pauline Mende, landowner in Schönefeld, who surprised Leipzig after her death in 1881 with the donation of 150,000 marks for a "fountain to beautify the city". After a few moves, it is almost back in its original location.

    leipzig-info.net/Info/Mendebrunnen.html

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    • June 15, 2019

  • André

    The Concert Hall, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, hosts several hundred events each year, attracting up to half a million visitors.

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    • December 12, 2017

  • André

    The Mendelbrunnen is the largest and most magnificent fountain complex in Leipzig and is located on the Augustusplatz in front of the Gewandhaus.

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    • December 11, 2017

  • André

    The Concert Hall, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, hosts several hundred events each year, attracting up to half a million visitors.

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    • December 12, 2017

  • Julia

    "With 14 faculties and 150 institutes, Alma mater Lipsiensis is a classic full-time university with a broad range of subjects: more than 28,000 students study in 150 degree programs, from biotechnology to digital humanities, teaching and research at the highest level - uninterrupted since its foundation in 1409. " Source: leipzig.de/wirtschaft-und-wissenschaft/studium-und-forschung/universitaet-und-hochschulen

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    • February 10, 2019

  • Michi LE

    The City-Hochhaus Leipzig is on the southwestern edge of Augustusplatz in Leipzig. The 34-storey high-rise is a landmark of the city and at 142.0 meters (total height with antenna support: 155.40 m) the tallest building in Leipzig. When it was completed in 1972, until the completion of the Jentower (144.5 m) it was also the tallest building in Germany and is the second tallest in the new federal states after the Jentower.

    On the 31st floor there is a viewing platform on the roof at a height of 120 meters. It provides a good overview of the Leipzig area and is therefore a popular tourist destination.

    Due to the three long, slightly inwardly curved longitudinal sides with an elevated narrow side, the shape of the building from the street perspective can be interpreted as an open book. Because of its initial use by the University of Leipzig, the name Uniriese came into being in the vernacular.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • October 31, 2021

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The name of the fountain is dedicated to the founder of the fountain.

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    • May 4, 2017

  • Lahaina

    The Gewandhaus is a landmark building on the Augustusplatz.

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Michi LE

    more information at: uni-leipzig.de

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    • October 31, 2021

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The new Gewandhaus was built from 1977-1981 after the Gewandhaus, heavily damaged in the Second World War, was demolished.

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    • May 4, 2017

  • Mike

    Imposing architecture and good starting point for a tour of the old town, which begins just behind.

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    • March 4, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    Marianne Pauline Mende was the daughter of a merchant family and was born on February 19th, 1807. She was a founder of Leipzig. Among other things, Leipzig owes her the largest and most beautiful fountain that was named after her.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Sarah

    Fountain in front of gewandhaus (kind like an opera house)

    • May 31, 2020

  • Anke 🤗

    Just pass by when you're around

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    • September 6, 2021

  • Anke 🤗

    Can be seen from afar.
    With viewing platform

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    • November 1, 2021

  • Anke 🤗

    Nice somewhat unusual building

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    • November 1, 2021

  • RITTER MARTON 🐑 🐿

    very nice fountain

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Hexe-marian 🧙

    Also one of the many interesting buildings in Leipzig

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    • February 8, 2021

  • Hexe-marian 🧙

    The facade is particularly well done, interesting mix of materials

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    • February 8, 2021

  • Hexe-marian 🧙

    Big place where some sights can be seen

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    • February 8, 2021

  • Peter62

    Impressive architecture

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    • December 1, 2019

  • Torsten Reibestein

    Great place in Leipzig. It is best to go early because the light is best to take photos.

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Ilja

    A very big place

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    • October 29, 2020

  • Mario K.

    Explore Leipzig on the water.

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    • November 9, 2020


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