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Review: “Bowlingtreff”

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What if I told you the abandoned building you pass by everyday was once revolutionary and palace-like inside?

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The Sheikh and the City

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Thinking of Leipzig I thought of learned middle-aged men, feverishly working printers and book publishers, and a gallant beau monde. Times seemed to have changed and I should have known.

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Finding traces of a dead East German prince in Egypt

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“Mighty columns, giant statues, massive walls, and everything covered with the finest hieroglyphs and reliefs. I was, of course, deeply impressed, and so was Pückler-Muskau, so much so that he left a deep impression on the building, literally…”

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Leipzig Events: It’s Lichtfest again! October is a busy month in Leipzig!

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By Marjon Borsboom October 8th ► TEDxHHL – the first TEDx in Leipzig Event with famous speakers about Technology, Education and Design. More info re. program & tickets http://www.tedxhhl.de/program/ October 9th ► Lichtfest at Augustusplatz Every year on October 9 Leipzig celebrates the start of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 that eventually led to the…

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

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With climate records being handed down from his father, Harald claims to have proof of global warming in Saxony: “You may have lived in Leipzig in 2012 and 2013, remembering that temperatures occasionally dropped to -25°C – these were outliers. The overall trend is going in one direction only. As opposed to my father, I won’t be able to tell my kids stories of snow reaching up to the top of the fences.”

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DDR: retrospective visit 50 years on

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In an exclusive article for The Leipzig Glocal, internationally renowned political geographer John Agnew speaks about his experience returning to Leipzig for the first time since 1968, including his impressions on the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum and reflections on the West vs. the East historically in Europe.

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