|Many buildings in the capital of Saxony (especially office or university) have exterior blinds in the windows to seal off the afternoon sun. Strangely enough, since the city is within the Temperate Climate zone.|
It's indeed a weird view; brings to one's mind thoughts of a post apocalyptic city out of some movie...
|A vintage neon, literally it means you can know more by reading more, correct me if I'm wrong, my Deutsch needs Polishing.|
Being a former biggest city of East Germany (not counting Berlin), Leipzig housed some government institutions. This building might had been serving as a ministry of education of some sort.