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Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

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: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

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: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

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: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Leipzig: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

See Leipzig through a local's eyes as you explore the top highlights of the city, including its different neighborhoods and peaceful parks on this 3-hour guided bike tour. Cycle along on quiet roads and green paths through the city center, pass through vast parks, and admire Wilhelminian style residential quarters. Listen to stories and anecdotes from your expert guide. Glide along quiet side streets, and carefree cycle lanes, making stops at the most important points along the route. This tour includes: •Plagwitz and Schleußig •City parks •Musikviertel with Federal Administrative Court •City center including the Old Town Hall and the Market Place(Altes Rathaus) •St. Thomas Church with J.S. Bach monument •New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) •Rosental Park •Zoo (no entrance) •Historical Waldstraßenviertel •Red Bull Arena

Leipzig: City tour 2.0 • innovative, novel & entertaining

Leipzig: City tour 2.0 • innovative, novel & entertaining

Are you bored on a city tour with thousands of dates, useless details or meaningless tiny pictures? Not with us, we let you discover Leipzig city center in a completely new way! Of course, we'll take you past the highlights such as the main train station, St. Nicholas Church, Augustusplatz with the opera and Gewandhaus, the Old Town Hall or the Naschmarkt with the former trading stock exchange. Something special in Leipzig are the many courtyards and passages - Mädler Passage, Handelshof, Theater Passage, Kretschmanns Hof, Hansa-Haus, Oelßners Hof and many more. We'll show you some of them and let you know why so many of these passages can be found in the small city center. The Peaceful Revolution of 1989 is an important part of Leipzig's history. We'll "beam" you several decades into the past in a unique way and let you hear an important announcement in the original sound, for example. Look around, take photos - and don't miss a thing! Thanks to the headset, you can always hear your guide, even when the wind is blowing or the group is a little larger than 3 guests. Instead of boring, meaningless, tiny pictures that you can hardly recognize, we let you experience history in a completely new way at several points along the way: with huge, lively multimedia projections with a mobile, bright projector. With this city tour, you will discover Leipzig like no other city before!

Leipzig: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Food Tour

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.

Secrets of Old Leipzig: The Lost Treasure Adventure

Secrets of Old Leipzig: The Lost Treasure Adventure

Prepare for an exhilarating journey through Leipzig's Old Town: A Treasure Hunt Awaits! 🗺️ Navigate the District's Secrets Embark on a quest through Leipzig's Old Town using clues provided. Download our app, locate the starting point, and begin your urban escapade. 🕵️‍♀️ Uncover Local Lore Receive a complimentary access code for our app upon starting the adventure. Explore at your own pace, discovering the captivating tales of Leipzig's Old Town. 👥 Perfect for All Explorers Whether you're with a group or solo, tailor your exploration to your preferences. Challenge friends, cooperate, or go solo – Leipzig's Old Town has mysteries for everyone. 📱 App-Driven Exploration Start your expedition like a true adventurer. Learn the stories behind Leipzig's landmarks, from ancient buildings to hidden treasures. 🧩 Decode Puzzles, Discover Hidden Gems Test your wits and teamwork as you solve location-based puzzles. Take breaks to enjoy the scenery or savor local cuisine amidst the charm of Leipzig's Old Town. Embark on your Leipzig Old Town adventure today! Download the app, crack the clues, and unveil the district's hidden treasures. Get ready for an unforgettable exploration!

Weimar Private Guided Walking Tour

Weimar Private Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to the city of poets and philosophers. This city is an essential stop for anyone with a passion for German history and culture. Annually, 3.5 million tourists visit the city of Thüringen to retrace Goethe's footsteps. Among those who have made history in Weimar was the renaissance painter Lucas Cranach, who lived near the Market Square. But it is mainly the classicists like Friedrich Schiller, Goethe, the composers Franz Liszt und Bach, and the famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. See the Goethe and Schiller memorial, standing tall In front of the National Theater. Get to know the House of the Weimar Republic, where in 1919 the future of post-World War I Germany was decided. Wonder at the gothic Saint Peter and Paul Church, where Martin Luther himself preached and where the famous theologian Johan Gottfried Herder is buried along with the Duchess Anna Amalia. Stop at Goethe’s House on Frauenplan, where the famous writer worked on his Opus Magnum, “Faust”, and where he lived until the end of his life. View the Liszt Haus, where the composer Franz Liszt lived and taught. Know Friedrich Schiller’s House, who came to Weimar under the invitation of his friend Goethe. Discover Weimar’s legacy of high culture, philosophy and music in a walking tour where you will discover the story of an important friendship.

Leipzig: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour - Explore Your Way

Leipzig: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour - Explore Your Way

Explore your way with this self-guided audio walking tour of Leipzig, one of Germany’s most charming cities. Walk at your own pace and spot must-see sights such as Leipzig Hauptbahnhof and the beautiful Leipzig Opera House. After downloading the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), start your adventure with your audio device as your personal guide. Visit the monumental Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, the largest train station in Europe by floor area, and St. Thomas Church, the final resting place of the great musical genius Johann Sebastian Bach. Browse the Bach Archive and Museum, one of the premier collections of materials relating to the life and work of Bach. Marvel at the Museum of Fine Arts with its magnificent collection of Dutch and German masters such as Frans Hals and Lucas Cranach. Continue on to the Leipzig Opera House, Moritzbastei, New Town Hall, Market Square, Old Town Hall, St. Nicholas Church, and more. 

Leipzig: English Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone

Leipzig: English Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone

Do you know about the Peaceful Revolution that took place in Leipzig? Or have you heard that the famous music composers Mozart, Bach and Mendelssohn all lived in Leipzig? If you've never heard these stories, don't wait; book this self-guided audio tour now to discover dozens of fun facts about Leipzig! With this audio self-guided tour, discover the 13 must-see monuments in Leipzig's historical center. Your virtual guide, Simon, designed this self-guided walking tour to be as interactive as possible. You won't get bored with a ton of dates, but you'll learn about interesting stories and anecdotes to dive deep into Leipzig's history. With this extremely complete tour of Leipzig, you'll get the audio commentary for no less than 13 monuments. You will be guided through the following locations: 1. Grassi Museum 2. Mendelssohn Haus 3. Paulinum, City Hochhaus & Kroch Tower 4. St. Nicolas Church 5. Alte Börse 6. Marktplatz & Old City Hall 7. St. Thomas Church 8. Holocaust Memorial 9. New Town Hall & Goerdeler Denkmal With this experience, you'll get access to a 40-minute-long audio commentary. You just need to grab your phone (no app download necessary), follow the route and listen to each audio commentary in your earphones. Enjoy a hassle-free experience and discover the hidden secrets of Leipzig's city center, through interesting tales and stories. During this self-guided audio tour, you'll be able to stop at anytime: just hit that 'Pause' button and continue the next day if you like. Whether you are alone, with a partner, with friends, or family, this audio tour will be the perfect experience for anyone who likes to discover a city freely.

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Overall rating

4.7
(2,354 reviews)

It was a new experience with a city tour. This way we got to know places that we would probably never have seen or experienced without this tour. The food tour was a bit too sweet for us. After Leipziger Lerchen and chocolate we would have liked something stronger. But that is also a matter of taste. There were only four of us, so the tour was extremely relaxed. Our guide Regine was very friendly and we were able to clarify all our questions with her and we had a lot of fun. Thank you again for a slightly different kind of city tour.

Maria Weber, without Carl and from!! was a very good-humored guide and gave us a very entertaining and funny introduction to the history of Leipzig. The city tour was accompanied by many anecdotes. Unfortunately, these 2.5 hours went by far too quickly. A compliment also to our bus driver, who had to demonstrate a lot of skill in the city traffic. I would love to do this tour again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very good. We particularly liked the city tour with the audio system, so you could understand the tour guide very well despite the background noise and the short distance. The subsequent tour by bus was also detailed and very interesting. It is not possible to get off at the Völkerschlachtdenkmal or similar.

Clear, very distinct, even slightly louder language/words - very pleasant for older visitors. Very informative and entertaining! We really enjoyed the 2 hours - the 2 hours flew by. If you don't like running, don't worry, the running distance is maybe 2-2.5 km! Highly recommended!!!

The tour took us through lots of greenery. Friendly guide!