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Leipzig: 360° Panorama NEW YORK 9/11 Exhibition Ticket

1. Leipzig: 360° Panorama NEW YORK 9/11 Exhibition Ticket

Experience “NEW YORK 9/11 – War in Times of Peace” the latest 360° panorama presented by artist Yadegar Asisi at the Leipzig Panometer. This highly topical work of art will transport you back to the attacks of September 11, and illustrate the impact they had around the world. Follow a chronological journey through the past 20 years since that fateful day. Five installations visualize some of the less visible consequences: the suffering caused in war-torn Middle Eastern countries, the huge follow-up costs of the war on terror, and the fates of the refugees and witnesses. At the end of these installations, you'll encounter the 32-meter-high NEW YORK 9/11 panorama setting the scene of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, at 08:41, five minutes before the attacks took place. In the knowledge of the tragedies that followed, you'll find this starting point rife with tension as you stand in the midst of the morning bustle of multicultural Manhattan, a seemingly utopian snapshot. The panorama artwork is accompanied by authentic background sounds and music by the composer Eric Babak, who has composed the respective panorama soundtracks since the first panorama, EVEREST 8848. “NEW YORK 9/11 – War in Times of Peace“ is the fourth anti-war project by Yadegar Asisi and continues his examination of the world with a particular focus on the wars of modern times.

Leipzig: BMW Plant Guided Tour

2. Leipzig: BMW Plant Guided Tour

Visit one of the world's most sustainable car production plants in the world in your visit to Leipzig, by stopping by the stunning BMW Group Plant. This impressive facility won't only serve as a backdrop for your guided tour but also double as one of Leipzig's most attractive buildings. The design, led by world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, blends the needs of the factory with the aesthetics of world-class design. Learn all there is to know about car manufacture and how BMW has kept its lines of cars at the vanguard of the industry, both by setting high standards of quality and of sustainability.

Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

3. 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.

Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

4. 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: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

5. 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: Belantis Theme Park Admission Ticket

6. Leipzig: Belantis Theme Park Admission Ticket

A day at Belantis is a day full of adventures. Step inside §and discover a whole range of themed worlds, rides, and fun for the whole family. With over 60 different attractions to explore, plan the itinerary that best suits you whether you're searching for thrills or looking to chill. With 8 different themed worlds and over 60 attractions on offer, there's sure to be something for everyone at Belantis. Put together your own individual timetable using Buddels Adventure Compass. Simply enter your age and height and the best attractions for you are listed. Themed worlds include: • Island of the Knights• Prairie of the Indians• Land of the Earls• Coast of the explorers• Beach of the Gods• Valley of the Pharaos• Castle of Belantis• Maya Empire This award-winning amusement park is sure to delight people of all ages. Feel an adrenaline rush on Huracan, Germany's steepest roller coaster. Experience a feeling of freedom as you take a ride on the Dragon Flight or enjoy a relaxing ride on the water with the Ride of Ulysses. In the Valley of the Pharaos, things get wet as you ride in a boat out of the 31-meter-high pyramid through the rapids. Further thrills are to be had on the giant swinging pendulum Belanitus Revenge or on the Dragon Ride, a roller coaster ride for daredevil knights in search of the princess.  For younger adventurers, there's a more relaxed section of roller coaster fun in addition to merry-go-rounds and adventure courses.

Leipzig City Centre: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

7. 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: Private Tour of the Old City

8. 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.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 495 reviews

Die Führung wurde durch einen sympathischen Guide durchgeführt. Man bekommt einen Film zu sehen und hat Einblicke in die Montage und dem Rohbau. Das Gebäude ist ein echtes Highlight, ich würde mit meinen Kindern gerne nochmal kommen.

I don't think, well he said it himself - I am not Saxon - he was real. Try to get him but I really doubt it and he can speak English well enough for me to get what I want.

A great exhibition. You should know that the whole thing is pretty dark. I really got goosebumps when I walked into the panorama room with the twin towers.

It was a very nice day at Belantis. The Halloween special was created with a lot of love and imagination. We will be back definitely!

An impressive exhibition. Make peace without guns. My 18 year old son wouldn't go to war either.