Leipzig, Germany: 20th-Century History

published 3 years ago by Rick Steves

In Leipzig, several sights offer travelers a fascinating look at Germany's 20th-century history. Visit the Contemporary History Forum and Stasi Museum in the "Runde Ecke" to learn the 44-year story of communism in East Germany, and finish with a stop at the place that played a pivotal role in the people's fight for freedom: the St. Nicholas Church. At , you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

Leipzig remembers it's tough twentieth century with the little whimsy this statue represents how East Germany entered too harsh dictatorships in succession. The flat palm to seek highlight the Nazis and the proletarians raised fixed from the communist era. This poor fellow. Pressed by both regimes with his head scrunched. Seems to represent individuality undersea. Somehow you'll get through it all. To learn more stepped into Leipzig's contemporary history museum. It tells the 44 year story. Communism in East Germany. After the devastation of World War 2 line between east and west was drawn and Leipzig ended up in Stalin's can't. Mmhm those desperate post war years the stability and security provided by east Germany's communist government was appreciated. Out of the squalor came a forced uniformity and if you play by the rules life was not ...

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