WGT PRE MEET - SADGOTH.COM
Since WGT 2006 we have arranged a Pre WGT Meeting so you can meet up with other English speaking people. The meetings have been a great success in a great venue, come and join us for a few beers and some great food.
Time and Date: Thursday 2nd June 2022, 6pm - 10pm ish
Location: Ratskeller Leipzig
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WGT PRE MEETING INFO
The meeting is open to all Sadgoth.com readers and anybody else who you care to drag along (with the premise that the meeting is set up for English Speaking people to meet and get to know each other, be they British, Americans, Australians, South Africans, Canadians, Italian, French, Maltese, Swiss, Russian, Argentinians, Brazilians, Peruvians and of course Germans. The venue is the Ratskeller Leipzig situated in the heart of the city directly under the town hall (a short walk from the Mortizbastei), we have a wonderful room for 250 people, the venue serve food and brew a number of different beers, it truly is a wonder location. It’s all informal, so if you want to come for one drink or many it’s up to you...so come along and say hello.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NEW TOWN HALL / RATSKELLER
The Ratskeller Leipzig is a traditional restaurant in the trade fair city of Leipzig . It was opened in 1904 in the New Town Hall , which was built on the foundations of the old Pleissenburg fortress. The former council wine cellar in the vaults of the town hall comprises seven meeting rooms with a total of 700 seats and since the late 1990s has been a restaurant serving home-style Saxon cuisine.
In 1895, the wealthy city of Leipzig bought the military meaningless Pleißenburg fortress from the Saxon King for over four million gold marks . With the exception of the tower, the fortress was demolished in 1897 to build a new town hall on the foundations. The master builder Hugo Licht was picked from an international architectural competition as the winner. According to his designs, an imposing architectural ensemble was built between 1899 and 1905 for a total of around nine million marks. On the floor plan of an irregular pentagon, a huge complex of buildings was erected around three courtyards, which literally underpinned the prosperity and distinct self-confidence of the trade fair city. The eclectic mixture of baroque and late renaissance is regarded as the crowning glory of the "Leipzig Art Nouveau" on the outside without a uniform, unified facade, but with many turrets, bay windows and gables .
Pictures from various Pre Meets at the Ratskeller and Bayerisher Bahnhof
Badges only available at the Pre Meet