Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Sights

Leipziger Universitätsturm (Leipzig University Tower)

  • Augustuspl. 9 Map It
  • Leipzig
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 01/14/2016

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Towering over Leipzig's city center is this 470-foot-high structure, which houses administrative offices and lecture rooms. Dubbed the "jagged tooth" or "wisdom tooth" by some University of Leipzig students, it supposedly represents an open book. Students were also largely responsible for changing the university's name, replacing its postwar title, Karl Marx University, with the original one. The Augustusplatz spreads out below the university tower like a space-age campus.

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Augustuspl. 9, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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Published 01/14/2016


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