The old cotton mill in Leipzig is a melting pot for creative professionals. Numerous studios, galleries and workshops have taken over this large factory site, located four kilometers away from the city centre. There is also a guest house with (as might be expected in this creative environment) a rather unconventional flair. In historic industrial architecture, the guest house Meisterzimmer features four spacious lofts with a charming and extraordinary interiors. You still find many traces of the former use of the rooms, like the basins of the women’s washroom which was converted into a kitchen, or beds that can be pushed around on trolleys.
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The Leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill is located just 4 km from the center (public transportation nearby). Almost all Leipziger galleries have their headquarters here, over 100 artists their studios. There are excellent, new bike paths along ancient canals and industrial tracks to the center.
A shopping center and the Karl Heine Canal (historical industrial channel) with cafés and boat rentals are located in the immediate vicinity.