🇩🇪 Leipzig "City-Hochhaus, Botanischer Garten, Bayrischer Bahnhof & Hauptbahnhof"
Dan went for a hike.
October 7, 2020
The first point of our Leipzig sightseeing tour this morning was the city skyscraper on Augustus-Platz. At 142m it is the tallest building in the city. From the platform at a height of 120 m there is a magnificent view of the city and its surroundings.Then we went to the Bayerischer Bahnhof, which was built between 1840 and 1844 for rail traffic to the south. Today the entrance portal of the former counter hall is a landmark of the city. There is an inn with a brewery in the neighboring buildings.Now the botanical garden was on our way, which was founded as a herb and plant garden in the 16th century.Today you can see around 9,000 plant species on the approximately 3ha large area.For a moderate 5 € you get access to the greenhouses. I especially loved the cactus exhibition and the well-tempered butterfly house.After a 30-minute walk we reached Leipzig Central Station, which was built between 1909-13. Today the historic walls contain 24 platforms and a modern shopping center.At the end of our tour we marveled at a gigantic mural on the Brühl that was created by an artist. It shows the beginnings of the peaceful revolution with the Leipzig Monday demonstrations up to the fall of the wall and beyond.Unfortunately, two new hotels are currently being built here, so the work of art will probably disappear forever.
October 9, 2020