Guided tour

University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR

University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR

From US$ 11.53 per person

Explore the University of Leipzig and its new campus at Augustusplatz on this guided walking tour. Discover the roots of this historic university.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Learn about the planning behind the new campus buildings
  • Explore the New Augusteum and Paulinum buildings
  • Hear more about the university church that has been eliminated
  • See where alumni like Goethe and Friedrich Nietzsche studied
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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.

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    Meet at the information counter on the ground floor of the New Augusteum building.

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    Very interesting and definitely recommended. Historically unique.

    May 22, 2022

    Very interesting, informative tour with many historical details. Highly recommended!

    June 6, 2022

    Eine sehr interessante, aufgelockert Führung, die weder überfrachtet noch langweilig war Dank der überaus engagierter Begleiterin. Einziger wehmütiger Tropfen: das Palinum waren wegen Wartungsarbeiten leider geschlossen - Kommunikatisproblem? - schade...

    September 11, 2022


    Product ID: 216171