Around Leipzig

Trip Start May 18, 2009
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Trip End Jul 04, 2009


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Flag of Germany  , Saxony,
Thursday, June 4, 2009

We slept in until 9:30, with only a few disturbances overnight.  We had been worried about noise from the trams outside the door and the railway line next door, but it wasn't bad enough to wake us.  The renovation included double-glazed windows, which certainly cut out a lot of noise.
We spent the morning pottering around in the apartment, and trying to arrange for a load of washing - but the man was off having his foot treated so we couldn't (or get onto the Internet).

We caught the tram into town and visited the tourist bureau.  Unfortunately it appears that there is not much on at the moment - the festival season starts the day after we leave!

We explored the huge Hauptbahnhof (railway station) which includes a 3-level shopping centre.  We had an enjoyable lunch at Pic Cin cafe (spelt that way!) - ham cheese and mushroom crepes for J & A.

We looked at Nikolaikirche and Thomaskirche, both associated with JS Bach from the time he was cantor of Leipzig.

We followed signs to Mendelssohn's house but never found it.  Helen was amused by the sign for a coffee shop, which used the green man from pedestrian crossings to say "never go without a coffee" - so we went in and enjoyed coffee and cake, plus their free Internet.

We caught a tram back to the apartment and bought some supplies for dinner.  Having a kitchen certainly helps to cut down on the costs!
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