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Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

1. Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the city of Leipzig. Explore the famous sights of Leipzig's city center in a short amount of time. See the Augustus Square with the opera house, the famous Gewandhaus concert hall and the Nikolai Church, which was at the center of events around German Reunification in 1989. Walk through the modern Specks Hof arcade to the Naschmarkt Square and the Old Exchange. Directly opposite is the Mädler arcade and a bit further you find the historic restaurant Auerbachs Keller. See the Old Town Hall at the market square, one of the most beautiful renaissance buildings in Germany. Continue your tour and visit the tavern Barthels Hof. Enjoy the atmosphere on the most well-known street in Leipzig ‒ the so-called Barfußgässchen ‒ which is characterized by a variety of restaurants and pubs. The last highlight of this tour is the St. Thomas Church, home to the globally renowned St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig.

Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

2. Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

Discover the center of Leipzig on a special tour and explore the sights of the city in a playful way. The compact version of the City Game will lead you to the most famous sights of this colorful and lively city. Start the City Scavenger Hunt at Leipzig train station and make your way to the opera and the famous Leipzig Gewandhaus. A puzzle will also await you at the City Skyscraper, where you will have the oppportunity to see the city from above (entrance fee not included). Take a break from the Scavenger Hunt City Tour Leipzig whenever you feel like it, to take a closer look at a tourist attraction, for example. Take a stroll through the Mädler Passage or marvel at the Thomaskirche from inside. See the Old City Hall at Market Square, pass the Old Stock Exchange and make your way to the historic Auerbachs Keller, where even the famous poet Goethe dined in his day. The City Game Box will contain 11 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear directions, you will make your way through Leipzig. Solve the puzzles to find out where your next destination is located. The envelopes will also include detailed background information on each attraction, its history, its current use and much more.

Leipzig: Old Town Guided Tour

3. Leipzig: Old Town Guided Tour

Meet your guide then set off on your sightseeing tour through Leipzig’s historical Old Town district. Start with a visit to St. Thomas Church, where the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach once worked. Continue the tour to the Zum Arabischen Coffeebaum next, one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe. From here, admire the magnificent bay windows at the popular Barthels Hof. Later, stroll through the bustling market where you can mingle with the locals going about their day. Pass by the magnificent Renaissance Town Hall as well as the historic Auerbachs Keller, the second oldest restaurant in Leipzig. There’s also time to stop at the Naschmarkt before ending the tour with a wander through some of Leipzig’s most charming passages and courtyards.

Walking Tour Around Leipzig's Historic City Center

4. Walking Tour Around Leipzig's Historic City Center

Discover the historic and beautiful center of the German city Leipzig, on this informative walking tour. Leipzig's colorful past and lively present can be glimpsed everywhere in the city. Visit the busy market place with the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas‘s Church, St. Nicholas‘s Church and the Mädler Passage with its legendary restaurant, Auerbachs Keller. Each place will help you discover more about the diverse traditions, personalities and history of Leipzig. There have been many famous individuals who have spent time in or called Leipzig home. Renowned composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann, as well as the famous German writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller have all left their musical and artistic mark on the city of Leipzig. Even today, Leipzig's international reputation as a music-city is closely intertwined with the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. The great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also studied poetry in Leipzig during the late 1760s. The presence of Goethe and all of Leipzig’s artistic geniuses has turned the city into one of Germany's true cultural strongholds. Leipzig was the starting point for the events that led to the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. You can visit the original locations of the uprising such as St Nicholas's Church as well as the once secretive headquarters of the secret police (Stasi).

Leipzig City Centre: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

5. Leipzig City Centre: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Explore Leipzig city center in a unique way with a scavenger hunt in German. You will find 11 sealed and numbered envelopes in the city game box. In these envelopes are the challenges, which have to be solved. You receive clear directions and make your way through Leipzig's city center on foot. Solve the riddles and discover the next stop for your tour. The solution to the riddles is always the number of the next envelope. Prior to solving the riddles you don't know the order in which the envelopes for the scavenger hunt/city tour have to be opened. You will also receive detailed information about the history and today's use of each of the sights during the tour. You decide yourself when you want to start your scavenger hunt through Leipzig's city center and how long you want to stay at each site. Stroll through the city at your own pace and experience a an interesting and extraordinary tour. You can stop the tour at any time and continue it on a different day - just as you wish and how it fits your schedule. En route you will find plenty of inviting cafés and restaurants to relax in between stops and enjoy a refreshing pick-me-up. Experience Leipzig with this combined scavenger hunt and city tour in a unique way: An experience for the whole family! These sights await you on your tour: The city game starts at the central train station in Leipzig. Continue to Augustusplatz, where you can see the opera, the cloth hall as well as the so-called “Uni-Riese”, a well-known high-rise building. You will also pass the popular student club Moritzbastei. Not to be missed during your Leipzig tour is the famous restaurant Auerbachs Keller in one of Leipzig’s many arcades, the Mädler Passage. Discover also the beautiful Old Stock Exchange (Alte Handelsbörse) and the town hall during your scavenger hunt. Your tour will also lead you to the St. Thomas Church ‒ one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous domains ‒ and to the St. Nicholas Church. You don’t need to book a date for your scavenger hunt. Simply order the city game box and get it sent to you or pick it up in Dresden (after prior agreement and during the opening hours) and you are ready to start!

Leipzig's Secret Treasure Hunt

6. Leipzig's Secret Treasure Hunt

Embark on an Exciting Leipzig Discovery: An Adventure Awaits! Get ready for a unique quest as you uncover the secrets of Leipzig through an exhilarating treasure hunt. 🗺️ No Maps Needed, No Guide Required Navigate through the city's hidden gems with each clue. Download our app, head to the starting point, and begin your urban adventure. 🕵️‍♀️ Unlock Local Legends Upon quest purchase, receive an access code for our app (free to download). Play at your own pace along a captivating route filled with Leipzig's lore. 👥 Perfect for Explorers of All Kinds Whether you gather a group or venture solo, you decide the pace. Compete, collaborate, or go solo – Leipzig's mysteries await both seasoned adventurers and first-time treasure seekers. 📱 App-Powered Expedition Kick off your journey in true explorer style. Uncover the stories behind Leipzig's landmarks, from ancient structures to hidden gems. 🧩 Solve Riddles, Discover Hidden Gems Engage your intellect and teamwork to decipher each location-based puzzle. Take breaks to relax, share a meal, or enjoy Leipzig's vibrant atmosphere. Embark on your Leipzig adventure now! Download the app, solve the riddles, and unveil the city's hidden treasures. Get ready for a grand exploration!

Leipzig: Private Tour of the Old City

7. Leipzig: Private Tour of the Old City

Discover the old city of Leipzig on a private tour and get your first look at the most famous sights of the city. Immerse yourself in the musical history of Leipzig and learn about the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach inside the walls of the St. Thomas Church. Follow the aroma of the oldest coffee house in Europe, "Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum," and admire the Baroque decorations at the entrance. Wander the Barthels Hof, which was a traditional Messehof, then walk through the Mädler-Passage, and see the famous Auerbachs Keller. Admire the Renaissance-style Alte Rathaus and visit the Barfußgässchen with its countless bars, restaurants, and bistros.

Leipzig: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

8. Leipzig: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Experience the beauty of Leipzig on a private walking tour with a guide. You will learn about the city while exploring famous places like the St. Thomas Church, Bach Museum, Augustus Square, and many more. Meet your guide and start your tour near the Old Town Hall. Visit iconic sights like Auerbach’s Keller, Mädler Passage, and the Nikolai Church. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the Battle of Leipzig, where Napoleon was defeated. Next, you will continue to Ross Square, Krochhochhaus, and a famous university in the city. Witness the stunning architecture of the buildings while listening to the stories and history. Another point of interest is the New Town Hall. Your expert guide will tell you stories of mass suicides that took place inside the New Town Hall during the final days of the Reich III. Discover all the major highlights of the historic city of Leipzig on an exciting 1.5-hour walking tour. 

Secrets of Old Leipzig: The Lost Treasure Adventure

9. Secrets of Old Leipzig: The Lost Treasure Adventure

Prepare for an exhilarating journey through Leipzig's Old Town: A Treasure Hunt Awaits! 🗺️ Navigate the District's Secrets Embark on a quest through Leipzig's Old Town using clues provided. Download our app, locate the starting point, and begin your urban escapade. 🕵️‍♀️ Uncover Local Lore Receive a complimentary access code for our app upon starting the adventure. Explore at your own pace, discovering the captivating tales of Leipzig's Old Town. 👥 Perfect for All Explorers Whether you're with a group or solo, tailor your exploration to your preferences. Challenge friends, cooperate, or go solo – Leipzig's Old Town has mysteries for everyone. 📱 App-Driven Exploration Start your expedition like a true adventurer. Learn the stories behind Leipzig's landmarks, from ancient buildings to hidden treasures. 🧩 Decode Puzzles, Discover Hidden Gems Test your wits and teamwork as you solve location-based puzzles. Take breaks to enjoy the scenery or savor local cuisine amidst the charm of Leipzig's Old Town. Embark on your Leipzig Old Town adventure today! Download the app, crack the clues, and unveil the district's hidden treasures. Get ready for an unforgettable exploration!

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What people are saying about Auerbach's cellar

Great scavenger hunt. With guidance through the city to reach well-known sights. The great thing about it is that you can play it at your own pace without a guide, which is great especially with children. Clear recommendation from us!

Our guide was very knowledgeable, presented not only historical facts but also many ancillary tidbits that might not easily be found. He was witty and readily answered all questions even though he was not a native of Leipzig.

Loved to hear about the layers of history and learned so much about the history of Leipzig and the buildings :) I should have taken this tour on my first visit to Leipzig, not waited to my third. Absolutely recommend it!

Tour guide was knowledgeable and gave suggestions for things to do later tailored to my interests. The tour was very engaging and interesting!

Very good selection of stations, excellent lecture by the guide, informative and entertaining