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    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 calledย RAW ehemaliges / Lost Place, RAW being short for Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk, a maintenance repair shop for vehicles on the former the formerย German Reichsbahn, the stateย 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…

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    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…