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Augustusplatz: Our most recommended tours and activities

Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

1. Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

Experience the highlights in Leipzig's Old Town during this unique walking and bus tour. Foll your guide to see sights like Gohlis castle, the former Reich Court, the Old Market, and the Battle of Nations Monument. Meet your guide in the heart of the city at the new Katharinum (Tourist Information). Begin your walking adventure with a stroll through downtown. Go past the famous Nikolai Church, and the Specks Hof Passage mall. Breath in the aroma of fresh food from the small Snack Market. Admire the colors in Old Rathaus market and the elegant Mädler Passage mall. Stroll by the traditional Auerachs Cellar and Barthels Hof restaurants. Marvel at the mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture at the St. Thomas Church. Hop aboard an airconditioned and spacious bus to see the sights outside the city ring. Head to the Gohlis quarter to see the 18th-century Gohlis castle. Pass by the Schiller House, a modest farm house in which Friedrich Schiller lived in 1785 for several months and worked on "Ode to Joy." Make your way to the Waldstraßen Quarter and past the Red Bull Arena Arrive in the constantly-changing Plagwitz city section, with canals, galleries and lofts. Take in the greenery and villas as you ride thorugh the music district. Cruise by the Federal Administrative Court which is in the building of the former Reich Court. Pass through the lively southern suburb past the popular Panometer to one of the well-known sites in Leipzig, the Battle of Nations Monument. On the way back see the Old Market, the German Square and the Bavarian Train Station. End your tour in Augustusplatz, where our tour ends where you can see the New Concert Hall, the University and the Opera house.

Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

2. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Walking Tour

3. Leipzig: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Walking Tour

Get to know the city of Leipzig on this relaxed tour in red double-decker buses featuring the city's famous 'Messemännchen' mascot. This roughly 90-minute city tour takes you to Leipzig's most interesting sights, spaced out across 13 different stops. At any point, you can hop off at any of the stations, and hop back on whenever you'd like. The buses ride in regular, short intervals, so that you can stop or start at your own pace. The main meeting point for beginning or ending the tour is on Richard-Wagner-Straße. If you choose a day ticket, you will receive a free 45-minute guided tour in addition to the 90-minute city tour. The guided tours take place from March until the beginning of the Christmas Markets. You don't need to give prior notice to take part in the guided tours; simply come to the meeting point on Richard-Wagner Straße, across from the Central Train Station/East Hall. You will be led by professional tour guides who introduce you to Leipzig's sights in an entertaining way. Stops: • Richard-Wagner-Straße 2, across from the Central Train Station/East Hall: Central Train Station, Winter Garden Skyscraper, Old City • Zoo/Gondwanaland • Schiller House Leipzig, Menckestraße 42: Schiller House, Gohliser Castles, Gosen Tavern, Chocolate Palace • Gohliser Castle, Poetenweg 26-27 , Gosen Tavern • Schiller House Leipzig, Menckestraße 42: Schiller House, Chocolate Palace • Waldstraßenknolle, Feuerbachstraße, on the corner of Max-Planck-Straße: Waldstraßen Quarter, Rosental with zoo display window, Sport Forum • Cityharbor Leipzig, Schreberstraße 20, Change your tour to the boat (extra charge) • Capa House, Jahnallee 61, Palm Garden, Rockers Café “Tankbar” • Federal Administrative Court, library “Albertina” • Eisfichte Coffee, Fichtestraße 66, on the corner of Altenburger Straße: MDR premises, Panometer • Battle of the Nations Monument with Southern Cemetery, Old Market • Bavarian Station, Old Train Station (Restaurant) • Augustusplatz: Concert Hall, Panorama Tower, University Campus, Leipzig Opera, access to the pedestrian zone

Leipzig: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Food Tour

4. Leipzig: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Food Tour

Take a tour of Leipzig and get to know the city through its food. Delight in a pinch of culture, smell the scent of fresh coffee, and be charmed by the tunes of talented street musicians while seeing the city's sights.  Stops on this tour include visits to Thomas and Nikolai churches, the market square, and detours through Leipzig's numerous arcades and interior oases. While in the arcades experience Leipzig's 500-year-old trade history that's accumulated a diverse array of influences on the city's food. During the tour try local foods at five to six different tasting stations.

University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

5. University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

Discover the historic University of Leipzig and get to know its newest buildings on this guided walking tour at Augustusplatz. Walk to the New Augusteum and Paulinum buildings and tour the interior if no university events are taking place. As you walk the campus, learn about ideas that went into the planning of the new buildings. See where art treasures can be found and hear about the history and construction of the old church, Paulinerkirche. Founded on December 2, 1409, by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, the university has since engaged in teaching and research for over 600 years without interruption. Today, 30,000 people study at Leipzig University. Famous alumni include Leibniz, Goethe, Leopold von Ranke, Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Tycho Brahe, Georgius Agricola, Angela Merkel, and the nine Nobel laureates associated with the university.

Leipzig Old Town Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. Leipzig Old Town Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the interesting old town of Leipzig on this private walking tour. Learn more about the history of the nearly 1000-year-old trade fair city. Look back at long-lasting traditions that are reflected in the buildings of the city. All German book publishers had an office in Leipzig – for this reason Leipzig is known as the “City of Books”. Many musicians lived and worked here, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelsohn Bartholdy, and Robert and Clara Schumann. The buildings of the historical city center portray this vibrant mix and provide many interesting corners to discover. See old and new buildings from various periods of style directly next to one another. Discover the most beautiful sights in the city including the Market Square with the old town hall, the New City Hall, and St. Thomas Church with the Bach Monument. Stroll across Augustusplatz, admire the opera house and the Gewandhaus concert hall, and see the Museum Coffe Baum. Visit the former trade fair courtyards that provide character to the city.

Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

7. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

After walking through the passage of the modern Speck’s Hof, you will first reach St. Nicholas Church with its churchyard that was the center of events in the autumn of 1989. Then, head towards Augustusplatz with the Opera House and Gewandhaus Concert Hall and the newly arising university complex. Opposite the Naschmarkt with the Old Stock Exchange, you will see Leipzig’s most famous arcade – Mädler Passage. Next to the entrances to Auerbach’s Keller, the word-famous restaurant, there will be two groups of figures connected with Goethe’s drama “Faust.” The location has been a restaurant since the beginning of the 16th century. The Old Town Hall, one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Germany, is situated on the eastern side of the Market Square. You will then pass Barthel’s Hof, a passage courtyard leading to the city's most famous pub mile – Barfußgässchen. Numerous pubs and restaurants mark the path through Leipzig’s most famous alley. The last highlight of the tour will be St. Thomas Church, the main church of the Thomanerchor, Leipzig’s famous boys choir that is appreciated all over the world.

Leipzig: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour - Explore Your Way

8. Leipzig: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour - Explore Your Way

Explore your way with this self-guided audio walking tour of Leipzig, one of Germany’s most charming cities. Walk at your own pace and spot must-see sights such as Leipzig Hauptbahnhof and the beautiful Leipzig Opera House. After downloading the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), start your adventure with your audio device as your personal guide. Visit the monumental Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, the largest train station in Europe by floor area, and St. Thomas Church, the final resting place of the great musical genius Johann Sebastian Bach. Browse the Bach Archive and Museum, one of the premier collections of materials relating to the life and work of Bach. Marvel at the Museum of Fine Arts with its magnificent collection of Dutch and German masters such as Frans Hals and Lucas Cranach. Continue on to the Leipzig Opera House, Moritzbastei, New Town Hall, Market Square, Old Town Hall, St. Nicholas Church, and more. 

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What people are saying about Augustusplatz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 892 reviews

Great tour. The food was delicious everywhere, and the selected stops were really good. Everyone who is in Leipzig should take part in such a tour. You get to know something about the history of the city and are also provided with delicious food.

Bus tourism was informative and varied. The city tour with Mr. Mucke was even better. What this man knew to tell was just great.

A lot of good information in the time given. Knowledgeable guide with an answer to every question.

Schöne Stadtrundfahrt mit einem richtigen Menschen am Mikrophon, kein Tonband.

Excellent tour and Tourguide. Great way to get to know Leipzig