Preservation of historical monuments

In addition to partnerships with the Gewandhaus and the Opera, Porsche is also committed to contributing towards the preservation of historically significant locations and buildings in Leipzig. A donation from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has contributed towards the restoration of the 'Mendebrunnen' fountain, a prominent landmark in the city which was built between 1883 and 1886 and was badly damaged during the Second World War.

Thanks to the support of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG it has also been possible to restore Saxony's largest church organ - the 152-year old Ladegast organ in Leipzig's St Nicholas' Church with its unique sound qualities. St Nicholas' Church has always been a place of significant historic moments. It was here that Johann Sebastian Bach worked and performed for the first time on a large number of his organ compositions from 1723 to 1750. In the autumn of 1989 the 'Church of the Peaceful Revolution' became the centre from which the movement for German reunification received important political stimulus.

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