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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: 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, Change your tour to the boat (extra charge) • 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

Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

3. 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 City Centre: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

4. Leipzig City Centre: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Explore Leipzig city center in a unique way with a scavenger hunt in German. You will find 11 sealed and numbered envelopes in the city game box. In these envelopes are the challenges, which have to be solved. You receive clear directions and make your way through Leipzig's city center on foot. Solve the riddles and discover the next stop for your tour. The solution to the riddles is always the number of the next envelope. Prior to solving the riddles you don't know the order in which the envelopes for the scavenger hunt/city tour have to be opened. You will also receive detailed information about the history and today's use of each of the sights during the tour. You decide yourself when you want to start your scavenger hunt through Leipzig's city center and how long you want to stay at each site. Stroll through the city at your own pace and experience a an interesting and extraordinary tour. You can stop the tour at any time and continue it on a different day - just as you wish and how it fits your schedule. En route you will find plenty of inviting cafés and restaurants to relax in between stops and enjoy a refreshing pick-me-up. Experience Leipzig with this combined scavenger hunt and city tour in a unique way: An experience for the whole family! These sights await you on your tour: The city game starts at the central train station in Leipzig. Continue to Augustusplatz, where you can see the opera, the cloth hall as well as the so-called “Uni-Riese”, a well-known high-rise building. You will also pass the popular student club Moritzbastei. Not to be missed during your Leipzig tour is the famous restaurant Auerbachs Keller in one of Leipzig’s many arcades, the Mädler Passage. Discover also the beautiful Old Stock Exchange (Alte Handelsbörse) and the town hall during your scavenger hunt. Your tour will also lead you to the St. Thomas Church ‒ one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous domains ‒ and to the St. Nicholas Church. You don’t need to book a date for your scavenger hunt. Simply order the city game box and get it sent to you or pick it up in Dresden (after prior agreement and during the opening hours) and you are ready to start!

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.

University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

6. University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

Discover the historic University of Leipzig and get to know its newest buildings on this guided walking tour at Augustusplatz. Walk to the New Augusteum and Paulinum buildings and tour the interior if no university events are taking place. As you walk the campus, learn about ideas that went into the planning of the new buildings. See where art treasures can be found and hear about the history and construction of the old church, Paulinerkirche. Founded on December 2, 1409, by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, the university has since engaged in teaching and research for over 600 years without interruption. Today, 30,000 people study at Leipzig University. Famous alumni include Leibniz, Goethe, Leopold von Ranke, Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Tycho Brahe, Georgius Agricola, Angela Merkel, and the nine Nobel laureates associated with the university.

Leipzig: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

7. 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 University of Leipzig

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,319 reviews

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!

Bus tourism was informative and varied. The city tour with Mr. Mucke was even better. What this man knew to tell was just great.

A lot of good information in the time given. Knowledgeable guide with an answer to every question.

Schöne Stadtrundfahrt mit einem richtigen Menschen am Mikrophon, kein Tonband.

Excellent tour and Tourguide. Great way to get to know Leipzig