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Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Tour with Night Watchman Bremme

1. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Tour with Night Watchman Bremme

Go on the night watchman tour, which is led by the night watchman Bremme®, one of the most popular tours of the old town of Leipzig. This historical figure is now a permanent feature of Leipzig’s nocturnal cityscape. In the late hours, follow the night watchman light his lantern and lead you on a path through secluded places and dark alleys, past the most beautiful sights in Leipzig. Listen as your guide – in historical costume – shares exciting and curious stories from Leipzig’s past. Hear interesting stories about famous celebrities including Goethe, Schiller, and the infamous Mayor Romanus. During the tour, take a look at the Nikolaikirchhof, the Alte Nikolaischule, the old town hall, and the market with the old stock exchange.

Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour in German

2. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour in German

On this exciting walking tour, discover facts about Leipzig with live German commentary. Learn why the Central Train Station was made up of two halves, hear the interesting story about the fountains, discover how Greenlanders end up in Leipzig, and find out what is interesting about Shakespeare’s stockings. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to discover the city in an entertaining way. During the tour, see the Opera House, the Gewandhaus concert hall, the university, the Mädler Passage, the Old Town Hall, and St. Thomas Church. Along the way, your tour guide will recount anecdotes and legends from the city’s history.

Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

3. Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

Spend 1.5 hours experiencing the haunted side of Leipzig on a guided walking tour. Enter a world of grisly legends, creepy secrets of the past and goose-bump-inducing events. Discover why Leipzig was such an important destination for those who believed in ghosts. Hear about a city bustling with gravediggers who would bury people alive. Your guide will also tell you about the so-called evilest man that ever lived, who, when he visited this beautiful city, left a bad impression on Leipzig that lingers until today. The secrets of the past will be revealed to you and your guide will introduce you to the demons of the night in Leipzig.

Leipzig: Harry Potter Quiz Tour

4. Leipzig: Harry Potter Quiz Tour

This walking tour starts at Leipzig Mendebrunnen where you can meet your expert guide and the other wizards (or muggles). It leads through the inner city of Leipzig by night and is fashioned as a quiz about the Wizarding World. During the tour, your guide will ask you questions - ranging from easy to difficult - to prove your knowledge about the Harry Potter Universe. With that, he will also provide you with interesting insider facts about the city. Whoever has the most correct answers will be crowned the winner and is awarded a magical prize and neverending honor among the International Confederation of Wizards. But be warned, you might not be the only clever one around - in case of a draw, a wizard's duel ensues between the contenders. This tour is not for the faint of heart! Be as strong as a Gryffindor, as clever as Ravenclaw, as loyal as Hufflepuff and as sly as a Slytherin.

Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

5. 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: Farms, Houses, Trade - Passage Tour in German

6. Leipzig: Farms, Houses, Trade - Passage Tour in German

On this tour, you will see large and small, old and new, visible and less used corridors and passages. Visit the most splendid passage in Leipzig - Mädler Passage. The special history and impressive architecture make this passage a unique address. Enjoy the special flair of Leipzig's architecture during the tour. Today, the diverse and closed system of passages only exists in Leipzig. The courtyards of Leipziger Messe were the first shopping centers. In Leipzig, the world was gathered in a nut shell, as Goethe said. It was ideal for horse-drawn carriages to drive through the small town without turning around. With the construction of exhibition houses, the present-day passages were created.

Leipzig: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Food Tour

7. 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.

Leipzig: Guided tour through the New Town Hall

8. Leipzig: Guided tour through the New Town Hall

Visit the New Leipzig Town Hall, which opened in 1905 during the city’s heyday, with 900 offices and many representative halls. Enjoy a view of the city from one of the highest town hall towers (and the tallest town hall tower in Germany) standing at 114 m tall. Learn about the history of the town hall, from the laying of its foundation in 1899 to its current use as the seat of the Leipzig city administration. See the low casemates of the castle, which remain preserved, and admire the architectural style of the building.

Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

9. Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

Discover over 800 years of the history of Leipzig on this tour of the compact old town. The mercantile houses and passageways are as typical of the city's trading heritage as the traditional Saxon coffeehouses. The back courtyards and alleys round the market were the city's first "shopping center." Leipzig shows the whole world in a nutshell, as the famous poet Goethe put it. The passageways, constructed with the cloth-merchants' houses, were perfect for horse drawn carriages, which could pass through the town without having to turn. On your walk you will be shown large and small, old and new, well-known and hardly-used alleyways and back streets. New buildings, such as the Marktgalerie and the Brühl-Höfe, are continuing this architectural tradition. Don't miss the opportunity to get a taste of Leipzig's particular flair, on this informative tour.

Walking Tour Around Leipzig's Historic City Center

10. Walking Tour Around Leipzig's Historic City Center

Discover the historic and beautiful center of the German city Leipzig, on this informative walking tour. Leipzig's colorful past and lively present can be glimpsed everywhere in the city. Visit the busy market place with the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas‘s Church, St. Nicholas‘s Church and the Mädler Passage with its legendary restaurant, Auerbachs Keller. Each place will help you discover more about the diverse traditions, personalities and history of Leipzig. There have been many famous individuals who have spent time in or called Leipzig home. Renowned composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann, as well as the famous German writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller have all left their musical and artistic mark on the city of Leipzig. Even today, Leipzig's international reputation as a music-city is closely intertwined with the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. The great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also studied poetry in Leipzig during the late 1760s. The presence of Goethe and all of Leipzig’s artistic geniuses has turned the city into one of Germany's true cultural strongholds. Leipzig was the starting point for the events that led to the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. You can visit the original locations of the uprising such as St Nicholas's Church as well as the once secretive headquarters of the secret police (Stasi).

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Not a classic city tour with a focus on facts, but a great journey through the last centuries of Leipzig with great legends, stories and backgrounds, in which you can still learn a lot about the city. In addition, our "guide" managed to pull you into the journey and you often felt like you were transported back in time. Clear recommendation!!

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.

Ein sehr kurzweiliger und doch informativer Rundgang durch eine der reizvollsten Städte. Sehr viele Anekdoten, neben dem sehr geschickten Einflechten aktueller Ereignisse. Sehr gerne wieder!

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.

It was a great journey and tour guide is friendly and humorous. We learned a lot and had a really good time which we will remember forever.