this is the western front of Nikolaistrasse between Schuhmachergässchen and the Brühl at the right edge. In Leipzigs centre the Nikolaistrasse is a main connection between the shopping streets around the market square and the main station. On the left at Schuhmachergässchen we can see a side of the building complex Speck’s Hof, opposite of which the Nikolai Church can be found, which lends its name to the street. At the right edge, the Brühl was once the most important business street in Leipzig and as its main east-west corridor also a part of the europe wide Via Regia. Up to WWII the Brühl was nick-named the “world street of fur trade” and the word “Brühl” itself was a synonym for fur trade in general. The Nikolaistrasse was one of its main side streets into which fur trade buildings spread. Practically all historic buildings in the right half of the panorama had been fur trader buildings.
This Panorama was captured in July 2014