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... 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 CDI. No one had a Philips CDI. Also, ...
... are getting longer, and the continent is gearing up for a fun summer. Unfortunately I'm too exhausted to be that enthused. Don't get me wrong. I'm still enjoying myself. I'm still appreciating every place I visit. But at the same time, I'm running on empty. The combination of a bad diet and inconsistent sleep is not good for me, though I feel much better after finding a salad for lunch. I think that the routine of travel-check in-walking ...
For any future travelers I will list my tips.
- Get away from the center. There are a few nice sights and shops but otherwise it's very touristy, mainstream and crowded.
- Use the site and app Verborgenes Leipzig / Hidden Leipzig! www.verborgenes-leipzig.de , and its app. In the app, a lot of things work offline, except the map. But ...
... different story! (and definitely not me)
After having a relaxed breakfast (gemütliches Frühstück) and checking out, I headed into town for one last look at the Nikolaikirche and Augustusplatz before jumping on the S-Bahn to Halle. The uneventful 30 minute journey was quite boring other than the fact that we travelled past the international airport and crossed the border into Sachsen-Anhalt. The ...
... and I had to go back and check it out! The boys choir there has an 800 year old tradition and is famous the world over. There was even a plaque inside dedicated to Martin Luther, who was there in 1539.
Being thoroughly exhausted I ended up having an early night and it was the first time that I had slept in a bunk bed since Nuremburg!
Martin Luther, Napoleon, J.S. Bach and Goethe. What more do you want?