Konzerthaus Berlin – Berlin’s Centre of Classical Concerts

Konzerthaus Berlin

Konzerthaus Berlin – The Centre of Berlin Classical Concerts: In its previous incarnation, the Konzerthaus Berlin was once the Königliches Schauspielhaus, a theatre built by by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Located on Berlin’s historic Gendarmenmarkt Square in the central Mitte district, it was considered to be a masterpiece of German classicism architecture. The Famous Schauspielhaus The […]

Leipzig Alte Handelsbörse – Leipzig’s Old Stock Exchange

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Leipzig Alte Handelsbörse Was The Old Trading Exchange for the City’s Merchants: Just behind the Leipzig Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall) at Naschmarkt 4 is one of my favourite Leipzig buildings, the Leipzig Alte Handelsbörse or Old Stock Exchange. By comparison to other Leipzig buildings, the Alte Handelsbörse is small in proportion and its symmetrical […]

Leipzig Altes Rathaus – Leipzig’s Old City Hall

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Leipzig Altes Rathaus Was Used for Celebrations by Saxon Princes And Weddings: Leipzig’s grand Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall), is one of the most important Renaissance buildings remaining in Germany. The city had a town hall from as early as the middle of the 14th century when the citizens of Leipzig felt that a building […]

Discovering Leipzig On A Leipzig Music Trail

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DISCOVER THIS CITY OF MUSIC BY WALKING THE LEIPZIG MUSIC TRAIL: Leipzig is a city which is associated with many famous composers of the 18th to the 20th century.  Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750, Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813 and Leipzig was the most important and influential […]

Oper Leipzig and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester

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Oper Leipzig and Leipzig Gewandhausorchester Are Amongst the Oldest In the World: Leipzig can trace its opera history back to 1693 when the first Oper Leipzig was established, making it the third oldest opera house after La Fenice in Venice and the Hamburg State Opera. With the opening of the Neues Theater (New Theatre) on […]

Mendelssohn-Haus – A Museum Dedicated to Mendelssohn

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Mendelssohn-Haus – A Museum Dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: At Goldschmidtstraße 12 in Leipzig is Mendelssohn-Haus, the only remaining preserved private residence of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The Mendelssohn family moved into this apartment at the beginning of 1845 and it was here that Mendelssohn died on November 4, 1847, at the young age […]

Bundesgartenschau 2011 – Horticultural Show in Koblenz

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‘Koblenz in Bloom’ with the Bundesgartenschau 2011: Roses © GNTB Koblenz is the site of the Bundesgartenschau 2011 (BUGA Koblenz 2011), the 2011 Federal Horticultural Show, and this town on the Upper Middle Rhine will literally be in bloom. ‘Koblenz in Bloom’ will dazzle visitors for six months from 15 April to 16 October 2011. […]

Pergamon Museum – The Most Visited Berlin Museum

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Berlin Museum: Pergamon Museum on Berlin’s Famous Museum Island: The Pergamon Museum takes its name from the Pergamon Altar which takes pride of place in the Museum’s main hall.  Situated on Berlin’s famous Museum Island, the Pergamon Museum is the most visited Berlin museum. The Pergamon Museum was designed by Alfred Messels, but he died […]

Altes Museum Berlin – Museum Island

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Berlin Museum – Altes Museum Berlin on Museum Island: Situated on Berlin’s famous Museum Island, the Altes Museum Berlin building is one of the most beautiful and important works in Neo-Classical architecture in the world. Previously a Royal Museum Designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel the Altes Museum was built between 1823 and 1830.  The Museum […]

Zeppelin Field – A Part of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds

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Zeppelin Field – Nazi Party Rally Grounds And Site of the Nürnberg Rallies: Standing on the main grandstand of the Zeppelin Field (Zeppelinfeld in German), and seeing the rows of trucks and vans that are parked in front of us, it’s hard to imagine what this deployment area must have been like during the period […]