Guided tour

Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

From US$ 147.40 per group up to 25

The passageways of Leipzig were the city's first ever shopping center. Running between the merchants' houses, these alleyways defined the atmosphere of the old town. Here on market days, as Goethe put it, you could see the whole world in a nutshell!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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German, English
Wheelchair accessible
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  • See many of the 30 or more alleyways in the Leipzig Old Town
  • Visit the narrow and wide alleys, the old and new, the visible and seldom-trodden.
  • Learn about new building projects such as the Marktgalerie and Brühl-Höfe
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Discover over 800 years of the history of Leipzig on this tour of the compact old town. The mercantile houses and passageways are as typical of the city's trading heritage as the traditional Saxon coffeehouses. The back courtyards and alleys round the market were the city's first "shopping center." Leipzig shows the whole world in a nutshell, as the famous poet Goethe put it. The passageways, constructed with the cloth-merchants' houses, were perfect for horse drawn carriages, which could pass through the town without having to turn. On your walk you will be shown large and small, old and new, well-known and hardly-used alleyways and back streets. New buildings, such as the Marktgalerie and the Brühl-Höfe, are continuing this architectural tradition. Don't miss the opportunity to get a taste of Leipzig's particular flair, on this informative tour.
  • Tour with an expert guide
  • Plan of the passages
  • Gratuities
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Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Du kennst Leipzig von verschiedenen Aufenthalten? Das dachten einzelne aus unserer Gruppe auch... Aber falsch! Mit einem Super Guide haben wir an diesem Event teilgenommen. Wir erhielten kurzweilige geschichtliche und architektonische Einblicke in Ecken der Innenstadt von Leipzig, die sogar Teilnehmer/innen, die Leipzig schon recht gut kannten, noch nie gesehen hatten. Unser Guide war richtig toll - da merkte man richtig, dass es ihm sehr viel Spaß bereitete und diese Seiten/Ecken von Leipzig zu zeigen! Dieser Spaß hat sich natürlich auf die gesamte Gruppe übertragen.

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November 5, 2021


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