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Bruhl, Leipzig

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3.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
The is a street in Leipzig, Germany, just within the former city wall.HistoryOn the corner of the Brühl and Katharinestrasse stands the Romanus house, built for the mayor of Leipzig between 1701 and 1704, and one of the finest baroque buildings remaining in the town.In the late 18th century and early 19th century, the Brühl was part of the Jewish quarter of the city.The Brühl retained Jewish connections into the 20th century. The street was the centre of the World fur trade. Chaim Eitingon, the Russian-born 'king of the fur trade', opened a branch there in 1893, and in the 1920s the street represented one-third of the world trade in furs. Only 4.2% of Leipzigers as a whole worked in the fur industry, but 8.7% of Jewish Leipzigers did. The Brühl was an emblem of Jewish economic activity in Leipzig, and of the city as a wholeIn 1938, under the Nazi government, 'the entire Brühl district changed hands, as fur firms — the pinnacle of Jewish commerce in the city, along with the department stores — were stolen from their owners'.Today the street contains a few 19th-century and early 20th-century buildings, most of the remaining buildings being from the third quarter of the 20th century. A notable modern building is the town's Museum der bildenden Künste (Museum of the visual arts).
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  • Modern shopping centre, right opposite the Central Train Station, with a mix of varied shops, serving every taste and every need. Has supermarket, pharmacy, stationery, handicraft articles, in addition to fashion stores, footwear and clothing company. Good size (not too small, not too large). Free toilets and also free volumes underground (you put a coin in, you get back when you remove your stuff).
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  • Ideal for sightseeing and watch beautiful buildings, old buildings and rich in details. Every time I walk down this street, find out details on the façades of the buildings that had not yet observed. If you like Indian architecture. Nearby there is a shopping center, shops, restaurants and museums.
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  • Very many different shops, is very clean, Central and highly recommended!
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