• Art & Museums,  Coffee & Cafes,  Germany,  Leipzig

    The Coffe Baum: A Free Coffee Museum & The Oldest Coffee House In Germany

    If you’re a coffee lover like me, you’ll love the Coffee Museum at the Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum. It is said to be Germany’s oldest coffee house as they have been serving coffee since 1711. This also makes it one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, and perhaps the world. Where is the Coffee Museum located? The Coffee Museum is located inside the Coffe Baum, in Leipzig Zentrum. Just go inside and up the stairs (unfortunately no access for wheelchairs). How much is it? It’s completely free! When is it open? It’s open daily from 11am-7pm. What can you see in the Coffee Museum? Located over several floors, you…

  • Art & Museums,  Germany,  Leipzig

    What Does The Titanic Look Like Underwater? I Found Out At The Leipzig Panometer

    The Leipzig Panometer is held within a former gasometer and is the largest 360 degree panorama in the world (area of 3500 square meters and 32m in height). German artist Yadegar Asisi coined the name from gasometer and panorama, and his work consists of large scale photographic panoramas and are displayed in several cities in Germany. The visual panoramas are coupled with a thematic exhibition which change over time (usually every couple of years – you can see what’s on currently here). During my visit to the Leipzig Panometer, the theme was the Titanic (running until January 2019). This just so happens to be one of my favorite historical events…

  • Germany,  Leipzig,  Urbex

    Urbex In Leipzig: Abandoned German State Railway Repair Shops

    On my way to the Leipzig Panometer, I took the train to the Leipzig MDR S-Bahn station. Just beside it were a set of abandoned buildings, by the looks of it, an old factory or storage warehouse facilities. A quick Google and I found the buildings were called RAW ehemaliges / Lost Place, RAW being short for Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk, a maintenance repair shop for vehicles on the former the former German Reichsbahn, the state German Railway. During the time of the GDR, many employees were laid off and factories like these ceased operations. Now, the buildings are a ‘Lost Place’, an open exploration space for decaying buildings for fanatics of urbex, of which there…

  • Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Coffee & Cafes,  Festivals & Events,  Germany,  Leipzig,  Urbex

    13 Weird & Wonderful Things To Do In Leipzig

    I recently took a short trip to Leipzig, a city in eastern Germany, to visit a friend who was studying at university there. I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from the place, as I was just there to visit a good old pal, however I was pleasantly surprised and charmed by who and what I discovered there. Here are a few of the key highlights from my trip, and inspiration for things to do if you ever happen to be in Leipzig too, visiting a friend or otherwise. 1. Get naked, swim and have a picnic at the Lakes. Leipzig is surrounded by beautiful lakes which are…