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The gate house Delitzsch and exhibition of tin soldiers: photos, description (Torhaus Doelitz)

The gate house Delitzsch is one of the oldest landmarks of Leipzig. It was built in 70-ies of the XVII century and until 1929 was at the disposal of the dynasty of the family Winkler, subsequently, the estate was purchased by the city.

In appearance the house Delitzsch you can see the combination of two styles: early Baroque and late Renaissance. Based on historical information, it is known that often spent his time the young Goethe. When you visit the house, note 13 nuclei from guns, which are reminiscent of the tragic events that took place during the Battle of Nations, when the Austrians and poles fought between the river Plaice.

Since 1959, in gate house of Delitzsch to the public an exhibition of tin soldiers, including 20 thousand soldiers in 85 dioramas. In 1930 in the city of Leipzig hosted the international Congress, which drew collectors tin figures, it was there established and accepted norms of manufacturing tin toys, active to this day. Subsequently, the city was born and began to operate the school, where he was engaged in the construction of dioramas.

Special attention is paid to the four days of the Battle of Nations 1813 war of Liberation. The events dedicated to 50 dioramas and numerous historical figures and exhibits. Here cherish the memory of the time when Napoleon Bonaparte personally inspected the area before the upcoming battle.

In the Museum you can not only see the exhibits but also to observe the process of restoration and painting pewter figurines.