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View from Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations) onto the lake and Leipzig City Centre with the City-Hochhaus skyscraper.

In front of the monument there is an artificial rectangular lake intended to symbolise the blood and tears shed during the wars.
In German it's called "See der Tränen um die gefallenen Soldaten" (freely translated: Lake with the tears for the fallen soldiers). The so-called "Régates de Baquet" (a bathtub race) has taken place in this lake every year since 1991, an attempt to "unmonopolize" the so-called
ideologies inherrent in such "overtly nationalistic structures".

City-Hochhaus is 36-storey skyscraper in Leipzig, Germany. At 142 metres (466 ft), it is the tallest multistory building in Leipzig. City-Hochhaus was originally part of the University of Leipzig campus at Augustusplatz, was sold by the state government of Saxony and is now owned by the U.S. investment bank Merrill Lynch. The offices are now rented to private tenants including the public broadcaster MDR, the European Energy Exchange and the Panorama restaurant. The roof is equipped with a viewing platform.
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