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HEIDNISCHESDORF - VIKING VILLAGE
So this venue has a number of names, on the official Map its now called 'Heidnisches Dorf' however it used to be called 'Torhaus Dolitz'
mistaken with the Medieval Village on top of the Moritzbastei.

The village is set in a wonderful location amongst a wooded grove (a stones throw or 1 tram stop from the Agra). At the venue you will
find various stalls selling medieval foods, wonderful drinks and you will be entertained by medieval bands. There are also some stalls
to purchase various leather accessories and jewellery.

Its a great chill out zone, with a couple of stages for medieval sounding bands, if you have not been then I strongly recommend that you
go and have a look. The people working in the village look like they stay on site and live the Medieval way of life, most are dressed in the
style and certainly all the tents look authentic. The smell of roasting foods wafts around the site and is very tempting and you will find
some wonderful drinks that may well ensure that you don't walk for a few days should you decide to try them...The shops are very varied,
from the normal Gothic house ware and clothing to handmade wooden artifacts and animal bone chandeliers, one store was also
selling a set of armoured bagpipes, there is also an alfresco hot bath in a tent for half a dozen people that seems to be very popular
(swim wear is optional!). There is also lots of entertainment, kids will love the place.

If you are camping and or have the appropriate wrist band you can take a short cut across the campsite to the village.
MORITZBASTEI
The Moritzbastei is a gem of a Student union bar, there is probably nowhere more Goth than this place at night during WGT. It’s quite
central and can be found at the base of the single Skyscraper that you can see from anywhere in the city. Its pretty non-descript from
ground level, although there is a medieval market on the level above it during the festival (day times), its worth checking out for the weird
wines, and you can buy your german ankle bells here (should you want to be hung, drawn and quartered)

The Moritzbastei is the only remaining part of the ancient city fortifications, it was commissioned by Elector Moritz of Saxony in the 16th
century and later named after him. Originally called the 'Petersbastei' it is erected on the site where the Hangman’s Tower had stood.
During the Napoleonic Wars the Moritzbastei’s cellars were used to house wounded Russian Soldiers, it has also been used as a
warehouse for trading goods and as a place of work for bell-founders, printers and other tradesmen. It was also the site of Leipzig’s
first Free School. It survived 400 tumultuous years during which it was used in many different ways, only to end as part of the rubble of
the Second World War.

After the War the site on which the Moritzbastei once stood there was only a mound of rubble, covered in trees and bushes. Although
occasionally suggestions are made regarding the redevelopment of the area, it was not until 1974 that students from the University of
Leipzig started the redevelopment, taking 150,000 hours to clear 40,000m³ of rubble from East Germanys largest unofficial building
site. After freeing it of the debris it was turned into a students’ club, which opened in 1982 then after 10 years and the fall of the Berlin
Wall, the Moritzbastei opened its doors to all visitors interested in culture.

The Moritzbastei is open all day, serving food and drink from Breakfast right around the clock to the very early hours of the morning.
Service exists during the day and they will come to you. However be prepared for a wait as the place can get busy around lunchtime's.
Its a good place to meet and chat (if you can find each other). The inside upstairs is only open at night from 11pmish.

From the evening onwards there is a barbecue at the top of the stairs leading down to the Moritzbastei and the Bratwurst are excellent,
one is never enough. Be careful if you’re pissed when walking down the stairs, they are quite steep and dangerous if they are wet.

You will need your WGT wristband (or pay about €5). You have now entered the TARDIS (Dr WHO) that is also the Moritzbastei.
(WARNING, Keep everybody in your group together until you know where you are going, if you get lost down here you will have no hope
of finding each other again). At the base of the stairs you will be in a small courtyard, there are seats here. Walk forward and you will
hear music coming from the doorway in front of you, (if you can’t hear music then it must be day light, just head to the most obvious
doorway just over from the bottom of the stairs). Go through this doorway (remember this spot) you will find the toilets to the Right and
the cloakroom. Going back to the remembered spot and facing the dance floor you can turn left, here you will find wonderful food, a
huge queue of Goths waiting for food and a few seats. Beer can be purchased here too. If you pass through the eating area you will find
yourself in a long room with seats and tables, to the left you will go back towards the courtyard you started in, if you go right you will find
that the room again parts left and right (in front of you should be a doorway to another courtyard). Going left here you will find a bar to
your right, another long room leading left ending in a cocktail bar and the first courtyard.  Back right you will find another doorway and
another bar, to the left of this area leads down to another dance floor (are you lost yet? Hehe). Right remember this spot too. Go back to
the first time I told you to remember a spot by the toilets just off the courtyard, here you will see a stairway going up; it may have an iron
gate across it, between 10-11pm it will open. Go up the stairs (there are more toilets here), go up again and follow it till you enter the
best looking Goth Cavern that you will ever see, it has multiple rooms leading off of it, stalls and a couple of bars. There is the main
dance floor at the bottom of the stairs. Go across the dance floor or take the route along the bar to the left, it leads to more rooms and
stairs, if you follow the cavern further it will lead up some stairs then back down some stairs…here you will find another dance floor
(NOTE, you have come full circle this is the second place I asked you to remember, from the other end of the second dance floor)…

It really is a maze of bars and dance floors. The Nightclub is on every night of the festival and it gets very crowded but upstairs is one of
the secrets that many (even the regulars) don’t know about, explore and enjoy (however it does get very full, expect it to be wall to wall
people every night, esp the last night). The DJs change every night, look to the festival schedule for more information, however you will
find that each night will be different, one night will be Trad, the next medieval, EBM etc, its open till the early hours every day.
The Moritzbastei, enhanced by Sadgoth
PARKBUHNE (CLARA ZETKIN PARK)
There is a stage at the park where many a famous band has played, during WGT the festival will use the mini amphitheater on 2 or 3
days. The park itself is wonderful and if the weather is nice it’s a wonderful place to stop and rest from shopping. When you reach the
park just head towards the music or follow the mass of black clothed people (if the sun is out many will be sitting under the trees
around the venue. If the weather is great then this is the best venue, if it rains be prepared to get wet.

There is a strong security team at Parkbuhne, and sometimes they are the most stringent of all the security teams, actually taking
cameras out of their bags and looking for the amount of Megapixels that the camera has. I have known a few people to get turned away
from this site for also being drunk. Once you get inside the Amphitheatre you will find that it slopes downward in big steps towards the
stage. Bars are located on either side, queues for drinks can get quite long especially between bands. Toilets are on the Right hand
side (be prepared to part with half a Euro to keep them clean and females will find themselves waiting in a long que). Also on the Right
hand side you will find an opening that leads to seating and food. Band Merchandise will be on sale on the left. Food at the venue is ok,
not brilliant, but a very short walk away you will find the parks restaurant, 'Glas Haus', it’s very nice and normally full of Goths and other
Leipzig residence. They also do some wonderful strawberry juice, which is excellent if you are suffering from a hangover.

I quite like Parkbuhne and I have seen many bands here, the sound quality can be quite poor, so don’t judge bands by what you hear
here as the sound does tend to bounce around the amphitheatre. There are seats at the back under the eves; and these eves will also
keep you dry if it rains. So where is best to see bands? In my opinion the best place is directly in front of the stage, half-way down the
slope. This is the busiest place of course, but to get the best out of the sound then it’s really the only place that offers half decent quality.

If you have the intention of leaving here to go to the Agra or any other venue you will probably find that you need to walk right out of the
park before you find a taxi (although I did note that a very small amount of taxi’s were actually waiting just outside the Amphitheatre last
year, however if you see one start running as there are bound to be other people who want them). Trams are quite some distance away.
My advice is if you come to Parkbuhne, stay for the day, or half a day, don’t expect to come here for one band then go on to somewhere
CLARA ZETKIN - History
Clara Zetkin (5 July 1857 - 20 June 1933) was an influential socialist German politician and a fighter for women's rights.

Until 1917 she was active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany, then she joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of
Germany (USPD) and its far-left wing, the Spartacist League; this later became the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), which she
represented in the Reichstag during the Weimar Republic from 1920 to 1933. When Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German
Workers Party took over power, the Communist Party of Germany was banned from the Reichstag, following the Reichstag fire in 1933.
Zetkin went into exile in the Soviet Union. She died there, at Archangelskoye, near Moscow, in 1933, aged nearly 76. She was buried by
the wall of the Kremlin in Moscow.
PHOTOS
LAKE AND FOUNTAIN
IN PARKBUHNE
THE CROWD
GLAS HAUS
RESTAURANT IN
PARKBUHNE
OUTSIDE PARKBUHNE
BAR AT PARKBUHNE
RAIN AT PARKBUHNE
PHOTOS
MORITZBASTEI 1784
THE MORITZBASTEI
MAIN ENTRANCE
DAYTIME
THE MORITZBASTEI
MAIN ENTRANCE
COURTYARD
THE MORITZBASTEI
REAR COURTYARD
THE TOP
ENTRANCE/EXIT OF
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THE MEDIEVAL
MARKET ON TOP OF
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OUTSIDE THE
RATSTONNE LOOKING
OUT TOWARDS THE
MAIN COURTYARD
THE TOP
ENTRANCE/EXIT OF
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UPSTAIRS AT THE
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UPSTAIRS AT THE
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THE RATSTONNE
DANCEFLOOR
UPSTAIRS AT THE
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A SIDE NOOK
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