Guided tour

Leipzig: Guided Crime-Themed Walking Tour

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR

Leipzig: Guided Crime-Themed Walking Tour

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR

From US$ 11.68 per person

Explore the dark side of Leipzig on this guided walking tour. Follow your guide as they expose the city's seedy underbelly with tales about its most notorious crimes.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Experience the city of Leipzig through the lens of its most infamous crimes
  • Learn more about historical the justice system as you hear about executions
  • Be amazed by thrilling stories of jealousy, passion, treason, and last meals
  • Find out the fate of Karl May, the famous writer, who was wanted as a thief
  • Find out about the real-life heist of valuable paintings from the Leipzig-Museum
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Discover how crime has left its mark on the city of Leipzig on this guided walking tour. Find out about dastardly deeds and the fates of those who committed them as you take in the city sights on this crime-themed adventure. 

Meet your guide at the old Town Hall and begin your walking tour through the city's heart. Hear about how Christian Woyzeck stabbed his lover and was the last person to be publicly executed on the market square.

Listen as you guide tells you the story of Karl May who stole a fur coat and spent four years in the workhouse. Find out out in n the late 1980s two thieves pulled off an intriguing heist of a famous painting. 

See how corruption caused a mayor to forge city bonds in the 18th century. Hang on your guide's every word as they relay reports of jealousy, passion, treason, and of last meals. Return to your meeting point at the conclusion of your tour. 

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Meet your guide outside the old town hall under the tower.

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September 3, 2022


Product ID: 214590