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Halle – Riebeckplatz

Station “Riebeckplatz” (north and west tracks)

Halle – Franckestraße

(Obere) Franckestraße, Station “Am Leipziger Turm” und rundrum.

The East German traffic mannekin is omnipresent. Most new traffic lights have it (again).


Station “Franckeplatz”

Station “Glauchaer Platz”

Wartburg car

Halle – Zentrum

Viele Brücken.

Rund ums mdr-Sendehaus.

Hallmarkt (Salt market), Göbelbrunnen and Marienkirche (Western towers)

Marienkirche (Eastern towers), unfortunately under repairs



Burg Giebichenstein

Station “Talstraße”

Nostalgic traffic light (including bicycle)

Station “Kröllwitz”

Fastfood box colored like the trams.

Halle – Rabeninsel/Pulverweide(n) and Südpark

Full view of Urtica dioica

Macro view of Galium aparine

Macro view of a Helix pomatia




Tatra T4D-C, refurbished 3rd generation (introduced around 2007)

“Am Kleinen Teich”

Bulldozed between fall 2007 and May 2008

The typical garden-within-4-blocks

Way up to the “Indianerberg”

“Indianerberg” – reason for its name is a playground on top (not seen here – I did not bother to go that way)

Fahrradständer – mal Ostdeutsch

This is how the original non-refurbished blocks look like

These lucky dudes have WiMAX-based Internet

(Alte) Einkaufspassage Neustadt

Am Gastronom

For the elders

“Taubenbrunnen”, it is even in operation today!

The buildings' concrete already collapses by itself (“quick” concrete only holds for 40-50 years; this was built in the 1960s)

Entrance to the “Tunnelbahnhof” (subterranean station)

View from the station southwards and northwards. Built like an air raid shelter.

“Morgens halb 10 in Deutschland...”

More places

Local time: 17:16. Distance ahead: 0.83 km

Tatra T3/T4D tramcar at Riebeckplatz station

Still lots of construction here

Don't know what to call your street names? Just prepend “verlängerte” (enlonged) and...

Hubertusplatz, “Heide” station

Merseburg, 2008-05-04

Near the Northern Gardens. No 10 years ago this was all farm land. [de] Bei den Gärten (am Stadion). Vor nicht mal 10 Jahren war das alles noch Farmland.


Traces of history

Macro view of a <i>Pyrrhocoris apterus</i> (de: Gemeine Feuerwanze, en: Firebug)

Seems like it got too hot for this one

Spring (Quelle) at Stadtpark Merseburg – still water though

It really starts to flow here

Remnants of a train bridge (no other rails anywhere near) – this bridge is stray for as long as 1987

So this is the proof this track was abandoned long ago

Once upon a time, a DDR Konsumladen was located here (up to perhaps 1994?) / Lindenstraße

This tower also exists since at least mid-1980s, but I still do not know its original purpose


Alberichstraße (built circa 1920) – removed in late 2007

A bit of green here and there

You still see the street lamps


Klobikauer Straße

Merseburg – Gotthardsteich

Westside Gotthardsteich

Chinese restaurant “Dynastie” – recommended

Merseburg – Zentrum

This place was commonly called “Hölle” (Hell) and I seem to remember even the station had this name – until they later changed it to “Marienstraße”. (As of 2011: it's just “Zentrum” now.)