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Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, City Tunnel, S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland, Leipzig, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Leipzig City Tunnel, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz

From the top of the stairs near street level, this is the view down into the station at Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, one of four stations in the Leipzig City Tunnel through which trains from the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland network traverse through Leipzig and the surrounding region. For its role as one of the venues during 1989’s East German Peaceful Revolution, the square at street level by the name of Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz is also called Platz der Friedlichen Revolution (Peaceful Revolution Square).

My thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM), InterCityHotel Leipzig, and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. I made the photo above on 4 December 2014 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/25s, f/8, ISO5000, 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

9 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Leipzig City Tunnel, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. Leipzig’s City Tunnel only opened in December 2013 with 4 stations: Hbf, Markt, W-L-Platz, and Bayerischer Bhf. You won’t be surprised that this was part of a big construction project with post-reunification funds. Practically speaking, the City Tunnel is part of the new S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland network which also connects Halle, Flughafen Leipzig-Halle, and Zwickau. But the stations in the City Tunnel are really cool! 🙂

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  1. galanda23

    My husband and I visited Leipzig two years ago, but at the time the City Tunnel wasn’t open. It looks really “cool” in your picture and I would like to visit it in person.


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Anda. The Leipzig City Tunnel and its 4 stations opened in December 2013. Each station is constructed uniquely and while obviously functional, each has its own aesthetic. The station pictured above is my favourite of the four. Thanks for reading and for your comment!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Adelina. In all four of Leipzig’s City Tunnel stations, there’s a very strong sense of simplicity, design, symmetry, and of course, functionality. Naturally, that’s what some might expect for all metro stations, but that’s not always true. Thanks for reading and for your comment!


    • fotoeins

      Thank you, Sarah-Jane! The photo almost makes itself, given the design elements including smooth lines and central symmetry. I hope the slight crop I chose for the full-frame shot didn’t confuse you from the very outset!


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