Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wolfenbuttel and Leipzig

Hello there, friends and family. It's quite rainy here in Germany. We're on the move a lot more here than the first half of the trip. After we left Gottingen, we headed to Wolfenbuttel. It's a very small town compared to some of the other places we have been. Our connection in Wolfenbuttel is the Herzog August Bibliotek. Leibniz, a German mathematician, was the librarian there for some time. Dale Schrag spent some time researching there and was kind enough to arrange a tour of the library.

One of the collection rooms in the library

Front of the Library

Courtyard of the palace in Wolfenbuttel

Looking in the windows doesn't work very well

We only stayed in Wolfenbuttel for one night. The next day we took off for Leipzig, our last touring destination. 
Outside the university building that pays homage to St. Paul's church, which was destroyed.

We didn't find the Leibniz statue on campus. Here's a girl carrying water instead.

The crosswalk signs are funny here. 

Leipzig also has a significant music history. Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann all spent time here.

This is St. Thomas' Church, where Bach was choir director for a long time. 

Bach Museum


1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.