Halle – Leipzig

June 17 – Halle – Leipzig

Anna Flowers

Today started really early … we ate breakfast at 7 am and were off by 8. After breakfast, we drove to Halle and after a quick look around took a guided tour around the city.

 

Halle

Halle Fountain

We saw churches, sculptures, a cool garden, and the house of Handel, the composer. One of the churches in Halle was where Handel played the organ, and Bach inaugurated a bigger organ at that same church.

Baptismal font where Handel was baptized … still in St. Mary’s Kirche in Halle

 

After our tour of Halle, we drove to Leipzig and ate lunch where I had some really good pasta. After lunch, we went on a tour of Leipzig and saw even more gorgeous churches and sculptures. One of these included a statue of Bach in front of the church where he played organ, also where he is buried. We got to look around their symphony hall, which has a massive painting inside of it that is not only beautiful but also very detailed. To end our time in Leipzig, we went to the top of a very windy tower for a stunning view of the city.

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Pastor Scott explaining the four apostles on the pulpit at St. Thomas Kirche – Leipzig

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Statue of Bach outside St. Thomas Kirche

 

Looking out over Leipzig

Looking out over Leipzig

Pass the Peace!