Mercure Hotel Leipzig Am Johannisplatz
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... and old arcades threading their way throughout the city. Being Europe life takes place on all the wide pavements, and the whole population seems to be out eating ice creams and cake and coffee and pils. I guess they've had plenty of practice; Leipzig is celebrating its 1000th anniversary this year! We've been walking around following in the footsteps of Bach, Mendlessohn , Wagner, Goethe, and Martin Luther, becoming ...
... were surrounded by Indian restaurants. Awesome!! We quickly parked in one and had a decent but not overwhelming meal. Still nice to have Indian.
-we had learned at the front desk that today is the last dayof "Bach-fest" so we headed over to the info center to get more data. We got a schedule of events and directions to the event tent where we learned we could get last minute tickets ...
... or activity on Sundays. In a smaller city like Leipzig this makes everything rather quiet. It strikes me as somewhat of a student town. I'm in no rush to get to Munich tomorrow so I might do a bit of an explore before I leave.
When I say explore, I really mean go back to the video game store which had lots of retro consoles in the windows. They had a Philips CD-i. No one had a Philips CD-i.
... eat-sleep needs a shake up to reinvigorate me. That's why it was great to hang out with people yesterday at Christiania (who would've thought there'd be a commune like that in the middle of Copenhagen?), and it's been fun to visit a few familiar faces as I travel. Still, I don't have the energy, nor any interest in partying like many of the other tourists I come across seem to do. Unless there's something unique about a place, like in Christiania yesterday ...
... and young people can be seen walking the streets and reading on the library steps. This town was my favorite of all the ones I visited during my trip, partly because of the variety, and I could really see myself going to school, living, or working there.
When I found Tomaskirche in the town center, its beauty struck me. It is a Lutheran church, most famous as the church where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a Kapellmeister. It was built in ...