So, my second time in Leipzig – the first time I was there with a friend visiting another one, because we wanted to also go to a show – and I had been struck down by the flu so badly, that I couldn´t even attend the show. And this time it´s not much better – just that I am going by train, and that I was not doing as bad as back then – I really had the feeling it was going uphill health wise and was confident it would be all good.
So I had booked my trains when I was still healthy, ages ago – and had planned on excessive sightseeing. So I had to get up at 4.30am, because my train left Hamburg mainstation at 6.30am – what a hell of a time, awful. Especially when you ain´t really fit, it´s torture – but I hopped onto the train and then fell asleep pretty much, and really felt rather fit when I got off the train in Leipzig.
This time I´ve been smarter than I had been in Bremen – my extra pair of leggings, well, thermal leggings, gloved and everything – all prepaired for some sightseeing. Camera was prepared, and I was ready – so I at first walked around the center to get these sights done. Partially. I surely could have done and seen more, but when you´re sick, then you don´t want to walk that much because every step is exhausting.
But it was worth it – and quicker than I had expected I was close to the church in which Versengold were playing, and I was stunned how beautiful it was from the outside – and how damned big! The area around there surely would not be one where I would have wanted to be living. That´s clear – somehow the band always ends up in such areas…
Then I went to drop off my luggage (backpack) at the hotel, so I didn´t have to carry that around, then had the fight to find a pharmacy, that was still open. And damn, I´ve been ina city I thought and still I had to walk quite a bit to get what I needed. Annoying.
Then I went to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations – I had planned to be walking but decide don taking the train because 3,5km one way had been just too much.
My body would have not been able to handle that, so I invested some money to get back and forth. Once there, I was really impressed about the whole architecture, that feeling the building and everything gave you when you entered.
Whilst many rushed through, I took the time and sat down. Let the building unfold its effects onto me. It was really impressive and worth paying the entry fee of 8€!
Once I was back, I grabbed a little snack and then check into the hotel, fell onto the bed and fell asleep for an hour. I was so exhausted I couldn´t even imagine attending the concert..
And on my train ride back home the next day, I slept pretty much the whole time because I was just tired. But it was good!
More photos of my sightseeing in Leipzig can be found here: