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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: 90-Minute Trabi City Tour

2. Leipzig: 90-Minute Trabi City Tour

Explore Leipzig on this city tour onboard the iconic Trabi car. Meet your tour guide and learn all the secrets about driving a Trabi and everything you need to know for a safe and relaxed ride. Then it is time to turn the ignition key, let the clutch go, and hear the typical roar of a Trabi car. Drive in a convoy and explore the city in a comfortable and effortless way. Listen to interesting information along the way via the radio and speakers in the vehicle. You can stop off every now and again along the way to take photos or change drivers. Admire the beautiful sights of the city including the zoo, the exclusive residential district, Gohlis Palace, the city ring road, St. Thomas Church, the new city hall, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse with the vibrant nightlife, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, and the Gewandhaus.

Leipzig: Individual Trabi Tour with Guide

3. Leipzig: Individual Trabi Tour with Guide

Experience a piece of pure nostalgia and discover Leipzig's inner city behind the wheel of a Trabi. Let a professional and entertaining guide lead the way and tell you interesting stories. The tour follows a path past the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, the old fairgrounds, into the southern part of the city, to the Gohliser Schlösschen and the Sportforum. See the city's most beautiful and important sights. The tour can be tailored to your individual interests. Sit at the wheel of a genuine Trabi, one of the most famous symbols of the DDR, and drive down the beautiful and storied streets of Leipzig.

From Leipzig: Christmassy Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

4. From Leipzig: Christmassy Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

Start the Christmas season in style with a tour through the winter landscape of the Erzgebirge. Get the chance to admire lovingly decorated villages and towns on your way to the quaint mining town of Annaberg Buchholz. Here you will have the opportunity to meet a wood artist who will teach you about their traditional craft.  Visit the St. Annenchurch or the manufacturer of the dreamers with one of the most remarkable wood-art collections in Europe. During the trip you will taste some local delicacies and learn more about the secret Christmas traditions of the locals. You also have the opportunity to visit the Christmas markets in Annaberg-Buchholz. There, you can buy gifts for your loved ones before you go to Leipzig.

From Leipzig: Day Tour to the Green Belt

5. From Leipzig: Day Tour to the Green Belt

Explore the towns of Röcken, Lützen, Mödlareuth, Burgstein and Sachsgrün from Leipzig with a local guide. Come across the Green Belt of the former inner-German border. Relish the peaceful nature, enjoy free time and taste local culinary of the region. Stop in Lützen and Röcken, the hometowns of Gustav Adolf and Friedrich Nietzsche. Take a short visit to Blankenstein, the beginning of the Rennsteig and former inner-German border town of today, Thuringia - Bavaria, known also as Little Berlin. Go to Museum Mödlareuth and the border station, Gutenfürst. Take a detour to the Castle ruins near Krebes and walk along the Green Belt near Sachsgrün. Visit the Saxon province, a place that has produced some great thinkers. Explore the abandoned peripheral areas that have written history, or were its plaything.

From Leipzig: Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

6. From Leipzig: Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

The wealth of the Wettin princes and the baroque splendour of Dresden would hardly be imaginable without the lavish income from ore mining in the Ore Mountains. The art treasures and craftsmanship, the cultural landscape, the scientific institutions or even traditions and folk art of the Ore Mountains are unique in the world. Recently this has also been recognised by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee. Experience a varied day in the upper Ore Mountains, leaving from your pickup point in Leipzig. Your destination for the day is the mining town of Annaberg-Buchholz. Named after the patron saint of the miners, St. Anna, the church of the same name dominates the townscape of the town with its 20,000 inhabitants. On the way there you have the possibility to visit a wood artist in his workshop or to enter a visitor mine. Enjoy the wonderful views of mountain peaks and wildly romantic river valleys.

Harz Mountains Day Trip

7. Harz Mountains Day Trip

Visit Bad Lauchstädt Castle and spa facilities. Go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Walkenried Monastery Ruins, take a small trek to Moorland from the National Park Center, Torfhaus and stop in Ilsenburg and Wernigerode (town hall). Get beautiful views of the Harz Mountains and its exposed low mountain range surrounded by flatland. See the oldest mining region in Germany. Discover a natural paradise with the Harz National Park and in the center, the 1141 meter high Brocken Peak. Hear legends and myths from prehistoric times to the present from your local guide. Head to the Walkenried monastery ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go on a small Moorland hike in Torfhaus, where you will hopefully get a view of Brocken if the weather is good. On an extensive round trip by comfortable van transportation around the Harz summit, get to know the tranquil towns of Ilsenburg and Wernigerode. Enjoy free time during the day and taste local delicacies and specialties along the way. Make your way back to Leipzig after a lovely day.

Schkeuditz: 4-Hour Vintage East German Trabant Rental

8. Schkeuditz: 4-Hour Vintage East German Trabant Rental

Rent a Trabant in Schkeuditz and enjoy a different kind of driving experience as you explore Leipzig and the surrounding area. Discover the city at your own pace, visiting the sights and nearby towns of your choosing with 4 hours to explore. The Trabant was the most popular vehicle in East Germany and was to the East what the VW Beetle was to the West. Today, it has become one of the most recognizable symbols of the former GDR. Start with a brief introduction to this vintage vehicle and learn about its features before setting out to explore. Head to Leipzig to visit one of the city's many museums or the Leipzig Zoo, or drive to nearby towns like Halle, Merseburg, or Machern. And if you're in the mood for something different, head south of the city and spend some time at one of the nearby lakes. You're free to drive wherever your vintage Trabant will take you and different drivers can take the wheel throughout the tour as well. At the end of your Trabi rental period, return your vehicle back to Schkeuditz.

From Leipzig: Vogtland Music Day Trip

9. From Leipzig: Vogtland Music Day Trip

Leipzig is a city of musical well-being, with Johann Sebastian Bach having worked there for decades as a composer, cantor, and director of the Thomanerchor. The Gewandhaus Orchestra is one of the best in its field, and it is there that Kapellmeister Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy founded one of the most renowned music academies in Europe. Throughout your day tour, visit some of the musical instrument manufacturers or collectors around Carlsfeld, Klingenthal, and Markneukirchen. Bandonions are still being produced in Carlsfeld today, which give the Tango Argentino its unmistakable sound. Klingenthal delivers harmonicas and accordions all over the world, and in Markneukirchen you can find string and wind instrument manufacturers. Depending on the daily situation and availability, you can expect to visit 1 or 2 craftsmen. Outside of that, dig into Vogtland culture and its culinary delights. Encounter the Vogtland Arena — a modern ski jump — and if you still have time, take an excursion to the chic Bad Elster or Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

When the bus arrived at 9.00 am we were relaxed and happy that it was just the 3 of us on board. The day's destination Bad Lauchstädt, Walkenried monastery ruins, Torfhaus combined with a hike, Ilsenburg and finally Wernigerode, who would have thought that we could do all this. Even the weather was great. We are happy to recommend this trip to the Harz Mountains. Catherine

The meeting point was easy to reach, the briefing was short and good and then it started. We did the tour on Sundays when there was less traffic in the city so we had a lot of fun driving the Trabi. Our guide entertained and informed us very well and a driver change is also possible at the two stopovers. Have fun!

Great experience, the cars are well kept and the tour of the city was fun and informative. Highly recommended!

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

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