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Erfurt: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Erfurt: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Step into the past on this guided walking tour of the 1,270-year-old city of Erfurt's Old Town. Pass through the old quarter and pass by the Merchants’ Bridge, the 19th-century Town Hall, the University District, and townhouses that are steeped in tradition.  Meet your guide at the Denkmal Eulenspiegel sculpture and begin your walking tour. Admire the outside of the Cathedral of St. Mary with its 500-year-old "Gloriosa" bell, which is famous throughout the world for the beauty of its tone. Follow your guide down streets lined with wealthy patrician townhouses, half-timbered buildings, and a great many churches, which together make it a veritable picture-book of German history. End your guided walk with a deeper appreciation for the town, its architecture, and its history. 

Erfurt: Guided tour through the Petersberg Citadel

Erfurt: Guided tour through the Petersberg Citadel

Experience an atmospheric tour in the passageways beneath Petersberg Fortress accompanied by our expert guide. Opening up the Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt has been one of the most costly and complex but also undoubtedly one of the most worthwhile preservation projects of our times. You start at the visitor centre of the Commander’s House. From there you descend into the narrow winding corridors with numerous steps.

Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

Experience incredible tranquility and nature idyll on this relaxing river cruise from Leipzig into the riverside forest. Discover the unique biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the beautiful Leipzig floodplain forest. Hop on an electric motorboat, starting at the boathouse and travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. Discover a forest rich in a wide variety of animal and plant species.  Take advantage of the many shady ancient oaks on the shore on warm sunny days. End at the boathouse where you can continue to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest on foot.

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

Set off on a river cruise onboard an electric motorboat to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest. Experience the biodiversity of the flora and fauna and admire the city's industrial heritage. Travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. From there, ride past the newly renovated grandstand of the racecourse at the "Scheibenholz" to the Palmengartenwehr. Leave the Elster flood bed and turn into the Weiße Elster, and see Germany's first mail-order business and the Gründerzeit industrial buildings in Plagwitz. Travel along the Weiße Elster and navigate the Karl-Heine-Canal. Passing the former "Riverboat", turn off at the stilt house and drive back to the starting point at the wildlife park.

Erfurt: Scavenger Hunt

Erfurt: Scavenger Hunt

In the game box, you'll find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by clear directions,  walk around the Erfurt old town, solving the puzzles in order to get to the next station. As solution for the puzzles, you get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. As you criss-cross through the city, you’ll receive detailed background information on the history of each site that you reach.  You decide for yourself when to start the tour, and along the way, take as much time as you’d like stopping for a bite to eat, a coffee, or to do some shopping. The game starts at the famous Erfurt Cathedral, and leads you through the city’s most historic sights. Walk pass Kaufmannskirche, Stadtmuseum zur Krämerbrücke, and the Petersberg Fortress. Above all, experience the city in a unique way, having a blast with your family, friends, or yourself. Please note that the game is in German.

Weimar: City Highlights Self-guided Walking Tour

Weimar: City Highlights Self-guided Walking Tour

Let yourself be inspired by historical architecture, interesting stories and surprising details. All the famous sights, such as the homes of Schiller and Goethe, are on your way through Weimar. You will come to the most beautiful places in the city, walk through the park on the Ilm and discover many details and their stories in the city. The tour starts at Theaterplatz in the heart of the city and takes you on a family-friendly and varied route of approx. 3.5 km past the city's sights. These include the Goethe-Schiller Monument, the German National Theatre, the City Palace, the Weimar House, a multimedia experience museum, Schiller's home, Goethe's home, the Goethe Fountain, the Prince's Crypt and Goethe's grave, the Liszt House, the City Palace and the Herder Church. The tour ends in the centre of Weimar, on the market square. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Weimar by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Weimar! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Erfurt: Old Town Highlights Self-guided Walk

Erfurt: Old Town Highlights Self-guided Walk

Let the capital of Thuringia invite you for a walk in its picturesque old town. Visit the impressive Gothic cathedral of St. Mary, also known as Erfurt Cathedral, the unique Krämerbrücke, a medieval bridge lined with numerous shops and cafés and a landmark of the city, and many other iconic building on this old town walk. But it's also the many little details along the way that make Erfurt so exciting: The Sandman and Käptn Blaubär, the house of the wild man, the Mikwe, the Hosenkraatsch, the Kraultier, the "boozing boys" and much more. You will get background infos, surprising and exciting facts, solve entertaining quiz questions on current and historical events, while strolling through the small alleys. The tour starts at the main station and takes you on a 3.5 km route through the city. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Erfurt by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Erfurt! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Weimar: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

Weimar: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Weimar’s wonderful historic city center, as you solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened, and additionally, for all the sights you visit, you will receive detailed information regarding their historical background, current use, and much more. It’s up to you when to start your scavenger hunt through Weimar historic city center, as well as how long you wish to stay at each location. You can let yourself be transported on a mysterious and unconventional tour. You can take a break from your city game at any time or even continue your scavenger hunt on another day, just as you like. You will start at the newly-opened Bauhaus Museum, from where you will pass the national theater and the former residences of Goethe and Schiller, as well as the famous Anna-Amalia-Library. You will also come by the castle and park around the river Ilm. There is no need to make an appointment for your scavenger hunt game. Simply book the game box and get it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price), or notify your guides to pick it up during opening times.

Erfurt: Private Guided Classic Old Town E-Rickshaw Tour

Erfurt: Private Guided Classic Old Town E-Rickshaw Tour

Your expert rickshaw guide will show you and explain the historical sights of Erfurt on an exciting, private Old Town tour. In 90 minutes, the cultural splendor across all the city's eras will be explored. And all onboard an e-rickshaw, protected from rain and sun and thus perfect for any season. Meet your guide at the fish market. Your personal rickshaw guide will take you to the historical registry office, a.k.a. the House of Sonneborn. Visit the Waidspeicher. The highlight of the area is the cathedral square, home to the stately St. Mary's Cathedral. Discover Erfurt's past and present with the comfort and convenience of an e-rickshaw. Relax while your driver cycles past the top sights in Erfurt's Old Town. Take photo breaks or make a stop to sample the famous Thuringian Rostbratwurst whenever you like. Along the winding Waagegasse, look out at the Old Synagogue. Cruise through the Michaelisviertel to the next stop, the Collegium Maius, the old university. The crowning glory will be the Krämerbrücke with its impressive half-timbered houses.

Erfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sighteeing Tour

Erfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sighteeing Tour

Experience Erfurt with an interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Erfurt was a flourishing city in the Middle Ages. Due to the many merchants' houses, warehouses, parish churches, monasteries and convents as well as the central St. Mary's Cathedral, the city was nicknamed "Thuringian Rome". This cultural heritage can of course still be admired today in Erfurt's old town, which is considered Germany's largest area monument. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

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4.7
(330 reviews)

Great tour with an incredibly great, motivated and friendly guide (Tim). The tour was even specially adapted for children. Very informative and exciting. Highly recommended, also because of the great guide.

We were able to follow the directions easily. The information was very interesting. Because we could set our own pace, we were absolutely happy with the self tour. Big praise!

A great idea! You don't have to think up your own route and you also get a lot of interesting information about the city and current events. All in all, a great success!

It was entertaining and helpful. Unfortunately, if you missed something, it was sometimes difficult to understand how to get back to the right point in the tour.

Very good, especially for solo travellers. Please also for other cities