A weekend in Leipzig

I was the really happy become of a nice gift in december: a week-end in Leipzig!

We spend the first day in the city and on the christmas market. Here is a container for Glühwein, this typical german warm wine:

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I never saw this before, I think this is a local specialty: the “Handbrotzeit”. It consists in a little bred ( “Brötchen”) filled with sour cream and spring onions. Quite nice actually, but then you get such a breath!

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After visiting the city, we went to the restaurant “Zills Tunnel” where one can eat specialties in a traditional atmosphere. The local beer is also available: the “Gose”.

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We spent the night at the Penta Hotel. This hotel has a good situation in the center of Leipzig: you reach the commercial streets by feet in 5 minutes.

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If you plan to go to the zoo (which is fantastic, the best zoo I have ever seen!), you can begin the day with a breakfast near the main entrance. In the same street is “Schäfer’s”. There one can enjoy a nice and affordable breakfast.

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Do not forget your student card if you own one, the zoo make special prices for students and children.

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This zoo has a gigantic tropical house, with the humidity and temperatures of tropical regions. Birds fly free in the whole house and you practically do not notice that the animals are captive: tapirs and crocodile so near!

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