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Leipzig Zoological Garden

Leipzig Zoological Garden

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Leipzig: 13-Stop Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Ticket

1. Leipzig: 13-Stop Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Ticket

Experience Leipzig aboard a blue and yellow double-decker bus which offers you the best all-round views accompanied by certified tour guides. Immerse yourself in Saxon cosiness as you experience the most beautiful and impressive places in Leipzig throughout an entertaining 1.5-hour city tour. Passing the zoo, which is worth seeing not just for the younger guests, you will continue to the Saxon Rococo architecture of the Gohliser Schlößchen. You'll then travel through the Waldstraßenviertel, one of the largest and best-preserved European Wilhelminian style quarters, before progressing on to the Red Bull Arena. Later, pass the Thomas Church and new town hall before crossing the music district with the Federal Administrative Court. Experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Old Fair and the MDR site, as well as the opulence of the Battle of Nations Monument and the Panometer. In addition to the legendary pubs and shopping streets, you will be shown the cultural highlights for music and theater lovers with the Opera and Gewandhaus. Take a deep breath while visiting the Plagwitz climate district, and enjoy the little Venice of Leipzig with its numerous waterways.

Leipzig: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Walking Tour

2. Leipzig: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Walking Tour

Get to know the city of Leipzig on this relaxed tour in red double-decker buses featuring the city's famous 'Messemännchen' mascot. This roughly 90-minute city tour takes you to Leipzig's most interesting sights, spaced out across 13 different stops. At any point, you can hop off at any of the stations, and hop back on whenever you'd like. The buses ride in regular, short intervals, so that you can stop or start at your own pace. The main meeting point for beginning or ending the tour is on Richard-Wagner-Straße. If you choose a day ticket, you will receive a free 45-minute guided tour in addition to the 90-minute city tour. The guided tours take place from March until the beginning of the Christmas Markets. You don't need to give prior notice to take part in the guided tours; simply come to the meeting point on Richard-Wagner Straße, across from the Central Train Station/East Hall. You will be led by professional tour guides who introduce you to Leipzig's sights in an entertaining way. Stops: • Richard-Wagner-Straße 2, across from the Central Train Station/East Hall: Central Train Station, Winter Garden Skyscraper, Old City • Zoo/Gondwanaland • Schiller House Leipzig, Menckestraße 42: Schiller House, Gohliser Castles, Gosen Tavern, Chocolate Palace • Gohliser Castle, Poetenweg 26-27 , Gosen Tavern • Schiller House Leipzig, Menckestraße 42: Schiller House, Chocolate Palace • Waldstraßenknolle, Feuerbachstraße, on the corner of Max-Planck-Straße: Waldstraßen Quarter, Rosental with zoo display window, Sport Forum • Cityharbor Leipzig, Schreberstraße 20• Capa House, Jahnallee 61, Palm Garden, Rockers Café “Tankbar” • Federal Administrative Court, library “Albertina” • Eisfichte Coffee, Fichtestraße 66, on the corner of Altenburger Straße: MDR premises, Panometer • Battle of the Nations Monument with Southern Cemetery, Old Market • Bavarian Station, Old Train Station (Restaurant) • Augustusplatz: Concert Hall, Panorama Tower, University Campus, Leipzig Opera, access to the pedestrian zone

Leipzig: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Leipzig Zoo Ticket

3. Leipzig: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Leipzig Zoo Ticket

Make the most of your time in Leipzig with a combined ticket for both a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and Leipzig Zoo.  Discover Leipzig with a 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour's different 13 different stops. Starting from the main train station, get to know the city at your convenience, getting off at the stops that interest you most.  Head to Leipzig Zoo when you get to the 'Zoo' bus stop. Skip the ticket line before heading in the see the 900 species of animals.  Established in  1878, today it has six different themed states such as Pongoland, the “Makasi-Simba” lion savannah, or the new Himalayan mountain world.

Leipzig: 3-Hour Bike Tour

4. Leipzig: 3-Hour Bike Tour

Take a 3-hour bike tour round the lively city of Leipzig. See where Leipzig's old fairs used to take place, and check out the Old Town Hall that dates back to the Renaissance period. Zip past the zoo in Rosenthal Park; home to giraffes, zebras, and gazelles. In the gorgeous Forest Street Quarter (Waldstraßenviertel) of Leipzig, check out the graceful Jugendstil motifs of leaves, flowers, and women that adorn Leipzig's stately buildings. The impressive industrial architecture of the Buntgarnwerke awaits the visitor at Plagwitz. Though Plagwitz was once where most of Leipzig's yarn was spun and dyed, now it's a buzzing part of this hip university city. If you want to see all this and more, a guided 3-hour bike tour of Leipzig is ideal.

Schkeuditz: 4-Hour Vintage East German Trabant Rental

5. 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.

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Really recommended. Funny and informative. Never got boring. A few jokes in between and still get all the information. No boring tape that you have to listen to with headphones. The guide sat on the bus and talked with the microphone and even interacted with the tourists. Never had such a great city tour. Thanks!

An interesting trip through the city of Leipzig with 13 stops where you can get on or off flexibly. The guide was great, with wit, humor and historical knowledge, she personally accompanied us on the bus with a microphone. We can highly recommend the tour!

Everything was as described. The bus was clean and the tour guide was well informed. We drove the route twice because we wanted to see some sights and didn't want to walk that far. There was even mulled wine with it.

Humorous, bright travel companion who provided a lot of the history of Leipzig. You see sides of the city that would otherwise remain hidden. The team also seems to enjoy their work. ;-)

Great overview of Leipzig, the city’s history, and its sights. Very knowledgeable guide, though it was sometimes difficult to hear him.