The welcoming atmosphere and hospitality at Eden gives it the feel of a cosy and creative shared house. The four founders – Gabriela, Thea, Eva and Jule – have put a lot of thought into the design of their hostel. Each room was created individually by an artists’ collective and they made a lot of the furniture themselves. The “Mackintosh” twin-bed room looks as if it has been created especially for WGT visitors, with its gothic-style jet-black chairs. All of the furniture here is the result of a joint effort between woodwork collective Ernst & Jung and Leipzig artist Miez Wars. The guests think it’s a really cool concept. One of them is Ottilie from New Zealand, who is putting on her WGT makeup in the “Girls’ Dorm”. The 24-year-old student is on a long round-the-world trip which was carefully planned so she would be in Leipzig at Whitsun. “The hostel is great and I love the festival atmosphere all over the city – Leipzig is so welcoming,” she says. When she is ready, she makes her way to the city centre to meet friends from Spain. They still need to make the tough decision about whether to go to a live gig, an exhibition, a medieval market or a party. After all, the entire city celebrates WGT at Whitsun.
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