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.
June 15, 2019
"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
February 10, 2019
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.
October 31, 2021
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