St Nicholas' Column
The Prayers for Peace at St Nicholas' Church were the starting point from which the protestors spread out into the city in 1989. A column crowned with palm fronds from the church nave was reproduced in the churchyard by Leipzig artist Andreas Stötzner. The project symbolically commemorates the movement of the democracy demonstrators from the church into the public sphere. Two thirds of the funds necessary to create this monument were collected as donations from the public, companies and organisations in Leipzig.