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Monument to the Battle of the Nations

Monument to the Battle of the Nations

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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.

Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

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

3. 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: 90-Minute Trabi City Tour

4. 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: 3-Hour Bike Tour

5. 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.

Leipzig: Guided Tour of the Southern Cemetery

6. Leipzig: Guided Tour of the Southern Cemetery

The Leipzig South Cemetery, consecrated in 1886, is one of the most important cemeteries in Europe in terms of culture and art history. The extremely impressive area monument unites the ingenious park creation of Lenné's pupil Otto Wittenberg, around 500 important works of funerary art, the largest European cemetery building, and also the largest columbarium north of the Alps. At 82 hectares, the Südfriedhof is the largest cemetery in Leipzig. It is located in the south of Leipzig in the vicinity of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and, alongside the Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg and the Südwestkirchhof in Stahnsdorf near Berlin is one of the largest park-like cemeteries in Germany.

Leipzig: Individual Trabi Tour with Guide

7. 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.

Leipzig VSD Monument Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

8. Leipzig VSD Monument Audio Rally by P.I. Sir Peter Morgan

Play around the Battle of the Nations Monument in Leipzig. Solve puzzles around the Battle of the Nations Monument, which was built in memory of the Battle of Nations in 1813. The allied armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden achieved a decisive victory over Napoleon during this battle. Explore a large part of the area around the monument, with its beautiful park. Here, you will find some tasks for you to complete. Discover many great puzzles and information about the water feature in front of the monument, the monument itself, and the beautiful park surrounding it. Find out what tasks Sir Peter Morgan has come up with for you. Prove yourself in numerous mini-games and puzzle challenges as a worthy intern at the Sir Peter Morgan Academy.

Leipzig Private Tour - Half day

9. Leipzig Private Tour - Half day

Start your tour at the Mendelssohn-Haus. Here, you will have a chance to visit the museum in this house that was opened in the honor of Felix Mendelssohn, the great musician, on his 150th death anniversary. Walk by the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the concert hall of Leipzig and dwell into the melodies of its acoustics. See the city’s largest square known as Augustusplatz which is also a central hub for the tram service. As we continue, you will walk by the Egyptian Museum where you will see the 43m high clock tower with the symbol of the Augustus square on its roof. Visit the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church). Here, you will see the Romanesque style architecture of the Church which was later transformed into the Gothic style. You will see one of the oldest Universities in the world and the second oldest university in Germany. Continue on to the Alte Börse where you will also see the old stock exchange (also known as Alte Handelsbörse) It dates back to the 17th century and was used to serve as a gathering place for merchants. Walk by the Altes Rathaus (the City hall). Next, You will visit a museum known as Stadtgeschichtliches that depicts the history and culture of Leipzig. It houses artwork, crafts, documents & other artifacts related to the city’s history. Visit the Marktplatz. Here, you will see a historical market square where you can see the old town hall along with old buildings. Next you will see the St. Thomas Church, also known as Thomaskirche, a Lutheran church dating back to the 12th Century. Have a chance to visit the Bach museum where you get to see its interactive musical displays and original manuscripts. As we continue, You will see the new town hall along with the main tower that is the tallest city hall tower in Germany. You will also have a chance to see one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world. Finish your tour at the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, a monument that commemorates Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig, which was a crucial step towards the end of hostilities in the war of the sixth coalition.

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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!

The Tour was amazing! Our Guide super good and he has so much knowledge! Would definitely recommend it to anybody who wants to try! It looks so different at the beginning but is a lot of fun 🤩

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

Well done city tour with two friendly guides. It was nice to be able to rattle around the city in the Trabbi :) Highly recommended!

Stefan is just great. We had so much fun. Thank you! Clear recommendation!!!