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Statue of Mephisto and Faust

Grimmaische Str. 2-4 | Madler Passage, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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There are two statues above the cellar...

The statue is about the famous cellar where Goethe has written Faust... there are two statues on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarcinDrP
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Warsaw, Poland
Nice surprise

I don't remember why I read Faust. It was not a homework, but it's Harry Potter like to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DonCesar
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Grimmaische Str. 2-4 | Madler Passage, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue is about the famous cellar where Goethe has written Faust... there are two statues on two sides of the passage... Statues are quite nice by themselves.... However, if you are into Faust... definitely a place to see...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't remember why I read Faust. It was not a homework, but it's Harry Potter like to see something physical out of a book.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The two statues, Mephisto and Faustand Bewitched Students, stand at the entrance of the restaurant Auerbachs Keller in Madler Passage. They were set up in 1913. The restaurant is originally a bar where Goethe frequently visited when he studied at Leipzig University (1765-1768). And the...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

This Goethe inspired statue of two of his characters is located in the Madler Passage outside of the Auerbach Keller, where Goethe did his best drinking as a student. However, the Keller is expensive for food, so maybe you want the photo op or see...More

Thank tank1050
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is located in the Madler Passage. The statues were built to remind us that Goethe was inspired to write "Faust" during his drinking sessions in the Auerbach's Keller in the basement.

Thank Phi S
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

While you are visiting and window shopping in Madler Passage, do not miss all the statutes including the Mephisto & Faust statute. Best to find other restaurants and stores to shop at unless you want to pay the price.

Thank Crvan
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you like Goethe you need to visit the Statue of Mephisto and Faust, at the entrance of the Aurebachs Keller. There are entertaining guided tours of the cellar where Goethe used to enjoy his wine, and the cellar was the inspiration for Goethe's Faust.

1  Thank Manuel E
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

If you're a biggest fan of Goethe and read Faust 5 times. Then come and see it. The restaurant under the statues is bit of a tourist trap :/

Thank Gurkan G
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

When in Leipzig city center do not miss the Madler Passage! Not because of the shops but the statues and in Christmas time they usually build a beautiful Christmas tree in the middle. The Faust sculpture is pretty popular normally here is always full with...More

Thank Ildiko I
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The bronze scupltures are very expressive provided you know a little bit about Goethe's 'Faust'. They are a nice reminder that it was here where Goethe had the inspiration for the drama.

2  Thank dasreiseteam
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