The manhole covers in Leipzig display the local city arms. The lion represents the Margraviate of Meissen (Markgrafschaft Meissen) and the pales called the Landsberg Pales (Landsberger Pfähle) represent the Margraviate of Landsberg (Markgrafschaft Landsberg). [German]
The Old Exchange (Alte Handelsbörse) was built in the 17th century in the early baroque style as a representative building where merchants could meet. Today, the hall serves for musical and literary events, company presentations and conferences, festive receptions and private parties.
While waiting for my connection train I came across this DMU (diesel multiple unit) dating back to 1935. Before WWII it was used as one of the first high speed trains in Germany. After 1945 the train depicted above (SVT 137 225) was used by the GDR government until 1975.