Ladies and Gentlemen of the Esteemed Audience! We have made a recent(ish) trip to Leipzig! Now I shall regale you with the tales of our adventure!
Along with 20,000 other people, we descended for the four day music festival that is Wave Gotik Treffen. It happens every year over the Pentecost long weekend.
I have been mulling over this post for a month now, not really sure how to encapsulate the entire experience, as there were so many facets to see, do, and absorb!
We traveled with a friend in her car, sharing the driving for such a long journey, and arrived late on the Thursday night. We then set about checking into our hotel, meeting up with friends, and having some dinner before planning out what shape the next few days would take.
There are so many bands across so many venues all over Leipzig, I’ve really never seen anything like it before. We eased into the festivities with a band who was reminiscent of Bowie in the 80’s.
I was impressed every day with the city’s willingness to let us take over and paint the town black. We really were everywhere and it was incredibly welcoming and encapsulating.
Leipzig is in the heart of the old East Germany, so there is immense amounts of things to see and do, and it was wonderful that so many local art galleries, museums, and shops got in on the fun and welcomed us and our tourist euros!
Himself and I were a bit slow in getting ourselves together what with so many options at any given time every day that we may have gotten mixed up and lost once or twice, but we still made it to the important bands who we wanted to see.
And in doing so saw so much of Leipzig at the same time. Thank goodness the local transport system is so easy to navigate!
We spoiled ourselves that weekend. There was so much to achieve, and we had a couple of groups of wonderful friends who were all more than willing to initiate us through all the best bits! Like champagne breakfast!
Given the scale of the event though, there was so much we didn’t manage to see this time. But we know better for our next visit! Now I’m just wondering who next year’s headliners are!?!