In the early afternoon, I took the tram out to see the Monument to the Battle of Nations. This is a huge temple that rises 91 metres on a site near where Napoleon's command post stood during the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. 364 steps lead to a viewing platform that allowed for stunning views of the city. A surprising (at least to me) amount of trees and green spaces throughout the city. A few of the Soviet era block apartment buildings dot the skyline. Integrated into the structure is a museum that describes the events of the Battle of Leipzig and its aftermath. There were uniforms, documents and a video re-creation of the battle.
In the afternoon we attended a performance at the St. Thomas Church which is home to a famous boys choir and where Johann Sebastian Bach is buried. The organist played Bach music as part of a music festival in the city celebrating his musical works.
Dinner was on our own and was very good once again. A group of us walked around the city which is very lively at night.
And that, was a lighter day!