Top 5 landmarks of Leipzig
Located in the eastern part of Germany, Leipzig is one of the most beautiful cities of Saxony. Leipzig used to be an important centre of culture and learning in Europe. Today it is a fantastic tourist destination which was included as one of the top 10 cities to visit by the “New York Times” (in 2010). I have already presented you some aspects relating to the city and its best sights. Below I will give you the top 5 landmarks of Leipzig, including the St. Thomas Church, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, the New City Hall, the Federal Administrative Court of Germany and St. Nicholas Church. I recommend you to visit this magnificent city. You surely won’t regret it.
St. Thomas Church
As one of the most famous landmarks of Leipzig, St. Thomas Church is best-known for being the place where the world renowned composer, Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a Kapellmeister and also the burial place of him. The beautiful church is home to some spectacular organs, choirs and stained glass windows. Don’t miss to visit it.
The Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Also known as the Völkerschlachtdenkmal, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a significant landmark of Leipzig. This monument is one of the most visited landmarks of the city. Completed in 1913, for the 100th anniversary of the battle in which Napoleon defeated at Leipzig. The huge monument is about 90 m tall, 80 m long and 70 m wide. The granite monument is very attractive for tourists.
The New City Hall
One of the most beautiful architectural jewels of Leipzig, the New City Hall is the seat of the city’s administration. It is a remarkable tourist attraction of the city. It was built upon the remains of a castle, the Pleissenburg which was the site of the 1519 debate between Martin Luther and Johann Eck. It stands opposite to the city’s library, at Martin-Luther-Ring.
The Federal Administrative Court of Germany
Another remarkable architectural jewel of the city is the Federal Administrative Court of Germany. It is housed in the former Reichsgericht building of Leipzig. Also known as the Bundesverwaltungsgericht, the building is an important landmark. The Reichsgericht used to be the highest state court between 1888 and 1945.
St. Nicholas Church
Last, but not least attractive is the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church). It is one of the most famous religious buildings of the city. Built in the 12th century, the church partially wears the characteristics of Romanesque style. The organ is one of the most beautiful in Europe. A bust of Johann Sebastian Bach can also be found inside the church. I suggest you not to miss the visit.