Nature – Here & Now

An analysis of the urban space Bayerischer Bahnhof with the focus on nature

© Stadtraum Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipzig

In our last post, we reported our impressions and perceptions of the nature of the abandoned land. We would now like to take a closer look at some aspects of the area and its surroundings. 

Nature in cities has many functions. It provides the basis of life for many plants and animals. In addition, it also has positive effects on people in the city. 

In this article, we examine the current state of the abandoned land and point out the natural importance of abandoned lands in various aspects.

Regarding the upcoming constructions, it is even more essential to recognize the current state of nature and its importance. It has to be incorporated into the planning processes. Urban abandoned lands offer the opportunity to experience nature in an unregulated way. They exist as a habitat for plants and animals without profound interference by humans, such as fertilization and pesticides. The free development of nature like this can hardly be found elsewhere in the city.

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A virtual walk through nature

View over the fallow
View over the fallow, self made

Nature is not what looks well-groomed and landscaped, but what has not been created by humans. It is a part of reality, whose details are often unnoticed because of superficial layering.


Soon, the large construction project will begin on fallow land behind the porticus of the “Bayerischer Bahnhof”. In this article we will show you how diverse a fallow landscape can be, if you take a closer look and which discoveries can be made there.  Nature is difficult to describe, you have to experience and explore it.

We invite you to join us our virtual tour.

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