It was a wonderful winter trip in Leipzig! The weather was not so cold and the sun was shining. From our hotel in Schwarzheide, it took us over two hours to reach the city of Leipzig. It was a bus trip and buses usually have limited speed in German autobahn or highway. If I am not mistaken, bus drivers are only allowed up to 100 km/h. If you are driving your own car, it is quite faster because you can drive faster on the highway.


Leipzig is a historic trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. It is the second largest city in the German federal state of Saxony. It is also the industrial center of the region and a major cultural center, offering interesting sights, shopping possibilities and lively nightlife.

We were only given three hours to explore Leipzig. It is quite a big city and the time given to us was quite not enough to see everything. This is the reason why I also miss visiting the the Museum of Musical Instruments of the University of Leipzig.  If we only have a longer stay in Leipzig, I should have the chance to see its historic musical instruments.

The Museum of Musical Instruments of the University of Leipzig  is one of the largest music instrument museums in Europe, alongside those of Brussels and of Paris. I can’t imagine its collection of around 10,000 objects includes valuable instruments from Europe and beyond, as well as music-related items from the Renaissance, the Baroque, and Bach’s Leipzig period.

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