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Lonely Planet review for Alte Spinnerei
'Cotton to culture' is the motto of the Alte Spinnerei, a 19th-century cotton-spinning factory turned artist colony. Around 80 New Leipzig School artists, including Neo Rauch, have their studios in this huge pile of red-brick buildings, alongside designers, architects, goldsmiths and other creative types whose creations are displayed in 10 galleries. It's in the southwestern district of Plagwitz; take bus 60 from Bayrischer Platz to S-Bahnhof Plagwitz.