Old Town Hall, Leipzig

Old Town Hall, Leipzig: Our most recommended tours and activities

Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour in German

1. 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.

Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

2. 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: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Food Tour

3. 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.

Walking Tour Around Leipzig's Historic City Center

4. 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).

Leipzig: Old Town Escape Game Quest Smartphone App Game

5. Leipzig: Old Town Escape Game Quest Smartphone App Game

Put on your detective hat and make Leipzig your playground with a scavenger hunt that doubles as a self-guided tour. Answer riddles and gather clues left by Sir Peter Morgan at the Old Town Hall, the churches of St. Thomas and St. Nicholas, and down the winding streets of the historic district. See the massive Old Town Hall with Renaissance-style arcades and find interesting facts about its significance to the city. Discover the large part of Leipzig's old town with winding alleys ridden with challenges. Solve puzzles outside St. Nicholas Church, the oldest and largest church in Leipzig. Find out which tasks Sir Peter Morgan has thought up for you as you venture further across the city. Prove yourself as a worthy trainee of the Sir Peter Morgan Academy by completing the game and seeing your place on the leaderboard.

Leipzig: Discover the City by Night (Tour in German)

6. Leipzig: Discover the City by Night (Tour in German)

Enjoy the atmospheric lights of the city on a guided tour through the center of Leipzig in the evening twilight. Embark on a night tour through the streets and passages of Leipzig, and hear curious and interesting stories. Fueled by some Leipziger Allasch (caraway liqueur), roam the dark alleys of Leipzig's Old Town and listen to many a gloomy story. See the Nikolaikirchhof, stroll across the big Market Square to the Old City Hall and admire the many Renaissance and Art Nouveau buildings.

Leipzig: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

7. 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: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

8. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

After walking through the passage of the modern Speck’s Hof, you will first reach St. Nicholas Church with its churchyard that was the center of events in the autumn of 1989. Then, head towards Augustusplatz with the Opera House and Gewandhaus Concert Hall and the newly arising university complex. Opposite the Naschmarkt with the Old Stock Exchange, you will see Leipzig’s most famous arcade – Mädler Passage. Next to the entrances to Auerbach’s Keller, the word-famous restaurant, there will be two groups of figures connected with Goethe’s drama “Faust.” The location has been a restaurant since the beginning of the 16th century. The Old Town Hall, one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Germany, is situated on the eastern side of the Market Square. You will then pass Barthel’s Hof, a passage courtyard leading to the city's most famous pub mile – Barfußgässchen. Numerous pubs and restaurants mark the path through Leipzig’s most famous alley. The last highlight of the tour will be St. Thomas Church, the main church of the Thomanerchor, Leipzig’s famous boys choir that is appreciated all over the world.

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

9. 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: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

10. Leipzig: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Experience the beauty of Leipzig on a private walking tour with a guide. You will learn about the city while exploring famous places like the St. Thomas Church, Bach Museum, Augustus Square, and many more. Meet your guide and start your tour near the Old Town Hall. Visit iconic sights like Auerbach’s Keller, Mädler Passage, and the Nikolai Church. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the Battle of Leipzig, where Napoleon was defeated. Next, you will continue to Ross Square, Krochhochhaus, and a famous university in the city. Witness the stunning architecture of the buildings while listening to the stories and history. Another point of interest is the New Town Hall. Your expert guide will tell you stories of mass suicides that took place inside the New Town Hall during the final days of the Reich III. Discover all the major highlights of the historic city of Leipzig on an exciting 1.5-hour walking tour. 

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What people are saying about Old Town Hall, Leipzig

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,522 reviews

We were lucky that we were able to enjoy the tour for two. Not a matter of course either. Ms. Schinke is a pleasant companion who accompanied us through all stations in a very entertaining and informative manner. In any case, we got to know first-class providers that we would otherwise have passed by without even noticing - we only ever got the tastiest variety (you know that, above all, when you've tried something on other days) - a very nice culinary overview of Leipzig get - get a lot of interesting information about the history of the city We definitely recommend this tour!

Great tour on 06/10/22! We would recommend not having breakfast beforehand, it was more than just appetizers and we were more than full afterwards. Everything tasted very good, our tour guide was very nice and was able to tell a lot... Altogether it was 3 1/2 very entertaining hours and the price-performance ratio was definitely right... We would recommend this tour at any time...

Great tour. The food was delicious everywhere, and the selected stops were really good. Everyone who is in Leipzig should take part in such a tour. You get to know something about the history of the city and are also provided with delicious food.

The walking tour captured the most important historical aspects of Leipzig. It was interesting, the right length / time to get a good overview for further exploration, and the guide was great and entertaining!

Guide (Tom) very competent and friendly and attentive to our wishes