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Buntgarnwerke

Live in an industrial monument

View of the Buntgarnwerke, the industrial monument on the White Elster, industrial architecture, industrial culture in Leipzig, water sports, boat hire
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The Buntgarnwerke's distinctive building was constructed between 1887 and 1895 according to plans by the architects Ottomar Jummel and Pfeiffer & Händel. It was built due to the increasing importance of trade in Leipzig. The very first impression of the listed building complex conveys the splendour and prestige of the former industrial palace.

The clinker façade, in particular, is highly recognisable, with its striking red brick architecture and decorative light natural stone structures. The two-storey glass and iron bridge, which connects the buildings on either side of the White Elster, is just as distinctive. Today, the Buntgarnwerke on the banks of the White Elster houses numerous lofts and furnished apartments.

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location Buntgarnwerke
Nonnenstraße 17-21
04229 Leipzig
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