Leipzig, Germany prepares for Christmas-Weihnachtsmarkt 2022 | Johann Sebastian Bach | Benefits of Cold Water Winter Swimming

Leipzig in the Innen Staat, where many of the buildings were not destroyed during WWII, is filled with pedestrians promenading along the streets and bicyclists of all ages and persuasions, comfortably moving around the city. Actually the bicyclists are informed to walk their bikes in the bustling, often crowded streets of the inner old quarter. There were numerous street musicians busking in the inner city every evening.

The city has a zoo and several museums and churches.

Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig in the 1720’s, creating a multitude of songs while he also taught and sang in a church.

It was during the second week in November that suddenly the city was preparing for the upcoming

Christmas Market – Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt 2022

This image above is of the Christmas Market that will be born on this plaza and in other plazas in the downtown area. The Christmas Tree in the plaza is right around the corner from an alley of restaurants, still packed with people on the sidewalks in November, throughput the winter I presume, under heat lanterns. Locals are socializing, eating and drinking.

The 5 Elements hostel where I stayed is just on the other side of the Markt plaza where the Christmas tree is located. I visited a grand library building.

And as well, discovered and swam along with other people in the nearby lakes to the south of the city in Cossi See. Most Germans don’t have a big complex about nudity, elderly and young alike enter the water nude, as did I. It’s a health and fitness treat to get into and swim in cold water in the winter. Super invigorating. One’s body feels warm and glowing afterwards.

I also discovered a Tieren Park – outdoor Animal Park, where people roamed and paid for healthy crunchy treats for goats who greedily approached the fence, some with horns, pushing others out of the way. I loved watching all the animals, and felt sorrow looking at owls in cages too small, where they couldn’t fly at all.

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Aspiring writer, artist, musician and composer who was born and raised in the United States and has resided in several European countries. Communication is my forte; both through using various tools and in approaching people of divers backgrounds to gather information. Speak conversational - advanced intermediate - French, German and Spanish. Love interacting with people in cultural centers as much as going to remote places to learn more about the different creatures that share our planet. Love of the outdoors and of a variety of outdoor sports. Driven to learn and expand my own consciousness and understanding through curiosity and love of life. Creative skills merge with analytical ones, leading to an interest in a myriad of topics; ranging from politics, economics, science to environmental. Motivated to use my art, music and writing to support and educate people towards humane practices that support and respect all of life, including practices supporting a healthy planet.

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