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Hidden Leipzig
View of a corner of a house and two streets in the Bülowviertel in the sun and blue sky.


The Bülowviertel in Leipzig Volkmarsdorf is the best example of what can happen when the inhabitants of a city take the design of their district into their own hands. For a long time the Grunderzeit buildings were threatened by decay. In 2009, the Bülowviertel e.V., a neighbourhood association, was founded. It works together with local residents to make the district worth living in and to save the old building structures. The project is successful thanks to unusual approaches such as cooperative models, studios or project houses. The Bülowviertel is particularly popular with young families and students, which is why it is one of Leipzig's youngest districts. The sense of community and the creative ideas help create the special charm of this area in the east of Leipzig. This is celebrated among other things at the annual BülowSTRASSENMUSIKfestival.


location zwischen Torgauer Straße und Eisenbahnstraße

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Geißlerstraße, Bülowviertel ⋅ TRAM 8

The Grunderzeit Bülowviertel

View of the forester's house Erika, framed by roses blooming front garden, iron fence and more

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View of a worn façade in the Bülowviertel, with a lit sign displaying this inscription above one of the doors
© Philipp Kirschner
The focus of the picture is the Trafohaus association's small square building with the inscription Bülowviertel e.V.; in graffiti
© Philipp Kirschner
View of the colourful façades of old buildings in the Bülowviertel, framed by bushes and shrubs in summer
© Philipp Kirschner
View of a sand-coloured house wall decorated with the black silhouettes of historical families; graffiti
© Philipp Kirschner

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