Leipzig is full of stunning buildings, but none are more beautiful than the breathtaking Alte Börse. Built in 1678-87 by ... More
Leipzig is full of stunning buildings, but none are more beautiful than the breathtaking Alte Börse. Built in 1678-87 by Christian Richter, the Alte Börse was originally used as a trading floor for merchants. The merchants are long gone, but the building is still used for a variety of events including concerts and balls. A statue of Goethe, Germany's greatest playwright, stands in front of the building as a memorial to his student days in Leipzig.
In the Cold War era, when the Wall divided Berlin into two utterly different worlds, buildings were more than just
simple bricks and mortar—they were political symbols. The Axel Springer Tower—headquarters of the powerful Springer media empire—for example, was ...
This ancient central cemetery makes for an interesting stop for two reasons: visitors can relax well away from the hustle
and bustle of the city center and at the same time learn a great deal about the past. The ...
Formerly the royal library, this elegant baroque building on Bebelplatz is affectionately known by Berliners as the 'commode', in reference
to the building's similarity to an antique chest of drawers. Less cruel is the comparison with classic Viennese architecture: ...