Destination Culture: Hannah Hummel is on tour in the city of Leipzig. She visits art highlights such as the Cotton Mill, a former industrial site, which has become a creative hub in the city. In Mutzschen, she meets an American entrepreneur who has turned a baroque castle into a biker hangout. In Torgau, a photographer shows her the best photo spots in Hartenfels Castle, famed for its spiral staircase.
00:00 Intro 00:51 Leipzig city tour 01:15 Baumwollspinnerei or Cotton Mill 01:49 Painter Jochen Plogsties 02:44 Art-world superstar Neo Rauch 05:01 Eigen+Art gallery, ASPN gallery, gallerist Arne Linde 07:30 History of the Cotton Mill 09:15 Baroque castle in Mutzschen, Biker Hangout “MotoSoul” 13:40 Artist’s Farmyard Prösitz 19:30 Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, photographer Daniel Köhler 23:23 Immersive art at the Kunstkraftwerk
The attraction is the first to open in Al Qana, a new waterfront destination in the capital, and is home to 46,000 creatures and 300 species. Spanning more than 9,000 square metres, it is the largest aquarium in the Middle East and will open on Friday.
Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
The weekend’s biggest discussion topics, with Georgina Godwin. Latika Bourke reviews the newspapers and Andrew Mueller rounds up what we’ve learned this week. Plus: Monocle editor in chief Andrew Tuck’s weekend column.
Located in the center of Japan, Gifu Prefecture is a mountainous, rugged area full of beautiful forests and rushing rivers. There are a lot of picturesque and historical places to visit here such as Takayama (the little Kyoto of the Japan Alps) and Shirakawago (traditional Japanese farmhouses and Ogimachi, a World Cultural and Heritage site), and Gero Onsen (one of the top hot spring areas in Gifu). Gifu Prefecture is a must for any visitor who wishes to see some of the prettiest places in the Japanese countryside.