The Mendelssohn House (Mendelssohn-Haus) in Leipzig is a late Classicist building where composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy spent his last years. Today, it houses a museum about his life and his work. [German]
While waiting for my connection train, I came across this DMU (diesel multiple unit) dating back to 1935. Before WWII, it ran 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.
The manhole covers in Leipzig display the local city arms. The lion represents the Margraviate of Meissen (Markgrafschaft Meissen). 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.
Classic hand water pump seen in the streets of Leipzig.
At the Grassi Museum in Leipzig I learned a lot about the different peoples of India. The museum complex consists of a Applied Arts Museum, an Ethnography Museum and a Musical Instruments Museum.
After a short walk through the snowy Leipzig, I had a cup of coffee at Kaffeehaus Riquet. The café was built in 1908/1909 by Paul Lange. It offers a very stylish interior.