1. Germany
  2. Saxony
  3. Leipzig
  4. Alter Johannisfriedhof

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

Product ID: 175887
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Discover the dark secrets of the Old Johannisfriedhof. Take a mystical tour with a gravedigger guide that ends with a magical wishing ceremony.
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Duration: 75 minutes
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Experience the dark side of Leipzig away from the tourist crowds
  • Enjoy the stories told by your gravedigger guide
  • Take part in a magical wishing ceremony
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Visit the Old Johannisfriedhof, a 750-year-old cemetery with a powerful story. In 1 hour and 15 minutes a gravedigger guide will lead you through a tour that both respects the site as a final resting place and reveals its darkest secrets.

Become immersed in a long-forgotten world and learn about the horrors of the past. Hear how one can make a pact with the devil before death, which famous personality drove his children to suicide and why some people believe that Johann Sebastian Bach may actually be buried in the Old Johannisfriedhof.

The tour concludes with a magical wishing ceremony conducted by the guide.
  • Guided tour with guide in a costume
  • Magical wishing ceremony

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the Grassi Museum.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The tour takes place outside, so be sure to wear weather-appropriate attire
• Note that this tour is conducted in German only

From US$ 14.31 per person

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