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Artist residence in Zentrum to give way to hotel

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The Harmelin-Haus, Nikolaistraße 57/59, Leipzig. (Photo by Frank Vincentz - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link)

“The best tourism year in [Leipzig’s] history” heralds the end of an era for Nikolaistraße 57.

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When bike trails meet new lakes, old mines

in Glocal/Leipzig/Leipzig tips/Philosophies
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)

It may become easier to cycle in nature, as a European network plans to help improve such infrastructure in Leipzig’s rural surroundings. But how do we make sure we prevent the development of the lake region from completely erasing its (mining) past?

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With sulfur miners in the Indonesian jungle

in Philosophies/Travel
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    Photo © Sebastian Jacobitz
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“The more I read about it, the clearer it became to me that this has got to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. My curiosity forced me to take a trip to Ijen, to document their work with my camera. This experience changed my life.”

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Notenspur: unlocking Leipzig’s musical treasures

in Leipzig tips/Music/My Leipzig
Following the Notenspur. (Photo: Andreas Schmidt, courtesy of Notenspur)
Following the Notenspur. (Photo: Andreas Schmidt, courtesy of Notenspur)

The beauty of the project is that it can be actively enjoyed, with not only the sight and intellectual senses being awakened, but with the possibility of hearing music samples at each location, or imagining the songbird in a Leipzig park which inspired one of Mahler’s melodies.

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Melbourne in the Year of the Rooster

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Rooster in Melbourne. Photo: Lito Seizani
Rooster in Melbourne. Photo: Lito Seizani

Melbourne is a city booming with (Chinese) business, skyscrapers and sparrows.

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Schiller: poet and thinker

in Leipzig tips/My Leipzig

Perhaps it’s time we all had another or a first look.

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