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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.

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 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.

Leipzig: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

6. 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. 

Leipzig: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

7. Leipzig: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

Step into a 60-minute exploration through Leipzig from a local’s perspective and get the most of your precious visit! From St. Thomas Church to Alte Börse, get to know the city's most defining landmarks. Discover all the key facts about Leipzig, experience the local lifestyle, and taste its unique culture. Your local, equipped with stories and tips, will point you toward the best local cuisine and direct you to lively bars where you can sip and chill in true Leipzig style. Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

Leipzig - Old Town Historic Walking Tour

8. Leipzig - Old Town Historic Walking Tour

Start your tour at the Leipzig New Town Hall, which is the seat of the Leipzig city administration since 1905. Here, you will see its main tower which is 114.8 meters high. It is the tallest city hall tower in Germany. Next, you will visit the St. Thomas Church, which is a Lutheran church. It is associated with a number of well-known composers such as Richard Wagner and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Today, the church also holds their remains. Martin Luther preached here in 1539. You will visit the Bach memorial dedicated to the person who needs no introduction. As early as 1885, on the occasion of Bach's 200th birthday, a second memorial for the cathedral choirmaster was considered. However, it was not until 1894, after the reconstruction of St. John's Church , the rediscovery and overbuilding of Bach's grave and the identification of his skull by Carl Seffner in collaboration with the anatomist Wilhelm His (1831-1904), that the projects became more concrete. As we continue, you will visit the St. Nicholas Church, which is one of the major churches of central Leipzig. Its Construction started in Romanesque style in 1165, but in the 16th century, the church was turned into a Gothic hall church. Baroque elements like the tower were added in the 18th century. Finish your tour at the Leipzig University, which is one of the world's oldest universities (founded on 2 December 1409) and the second-oldest university in Germany.

Leipzig: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

9. Leipzig: Capture the most Photogenic Spots with a Local

Experience Leipzig through the lens of a local, capturing both the iconic views and the photogenic charm of hidden corners. Navigate from the iconic Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Denkmal capturing its intricate sculpture and serene pose to the emblematic Paulinum - Aula und Universitätskirche St. Pauli renowned for its striking Gothic Revival architecture. Uncover their unique roles in the daily life of locals, from being a beloved meeting point to a scene straight out of a postcard. Experience Leipzig intimately, as your Local reveals the stories behind famed postcard scenes, blending photogenic imagery with personal anecdotes. This experience offers a distinctive view of Leipzig, combining picturesque highlights with authentic cultural insights, making it a can't-miss experience for any visitor.

Leipzig: Complete Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone

10. Leipzig: Complete 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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4.7
(3,355 reviews)

Everything was as described. The bus was clean and the tour guide was well informed. We drove the route twice because we wanted to see some sights and didn't want to walk that far. There was even mulled wine with it.

We really enjoyed the guide's storytelling and how interesting and real he brought the history across to the group. He made a real effort to keep us under cover, as it was raining continuously.

Humorous, bright travel companion who provided a lot of the history of Leipzig. You see sides of the city that would otherwise remain hidden. The team also seems to enjoy their work. ;-)

Tour guide was knowledgeable and gave suggestions for things to do later tailored to my interests. The tour was very engaging and interesting!

It was very informative and not boring at all, the young man and the bus driver were great 👍