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Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

1. Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Sail along the winding canals of Leipzig and admire the city views from the water. Watch the history of Leipzig unfold as you pass important districts, including Plagwitz and Palmengartenwehr. Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board a motorboat as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence, and admire the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making your way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial district of Plagwitz. Karl Heine, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and industrial pioneer played a key role in the urban development of Leipzig’s western areas. See the striking Stelzenhaus at the last stop of the tour before heading back to the harbor where you'll enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore further sights of Leipzig after the motorboat tour.

Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Tour with Night Watchman Bremme

2. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Tour with Night Watchman Bremme

Go on the night watchman tour, which is led by the night watchman Bremme®, one of the most popular tours of the old town of Leipzig. This historical figure is now a permanent feature of Leipzig’s nocturnal cityscape. In the late hours, follow the night watchman light his lantern and lead you on a path through secluded places and dark alleys, past the most beautiful sights in Leipzig. Listen as your guide – in historical costume – shares exciting and curious stories from Leipzig’s past. Hear interesting stories about famous celebrities including Goethe, Schiller, and the infamous Mayor Romanus. During the tour, take a look at the Nikolaikirchhof, the Alte Nikolaischule, the old town hall, and the market with the old stock exchange.

Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

3. Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

Spend 1.5 hours experiencing the haunted side of Leipzig on a guided walking tour. Enter a world of grisly legends, creepy secrets of the past and goose-bump-inducing events. Discover why Leipzig was such an important destination for those who believed in ghosts. Hear about a city bustling with gravediggers who would bury people alive. Your guide will also tell you about the so-called evilest man that ever lived, who, when he visited this beautiful city, left a bad impression on Leipzig that lingers until today. The secrets of the past will be revealed to you and your guide will introduce you to the demons of the night in Leipzig.

Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

4. Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the city of Leipzig. Explore the famous sights of Leipzig's city center in a short amount of time. See the Augustus Square with the opera house, the famous Gewandhaus concert hall and the Nikolai Church, which was at the center of events around German Reunification in 1989. Walk through the modern Specks Hof arcade to the Naschmarkt Square and the Old Exchange. Directly opposite is the Mädler arcade and a bit further you find the historic restaurant Auerbachs Keller. See the Old Town Hall at the market square, one of the most beautiful renaissance buildings in Germany. Continue your tour and visit the tavern Barthels Hof. Enjoy the atmosphere on the most well-known street in Leipzig ‒ the so-called Barfußgässchen ‒ which is characterized by a variety of restaurants and pubs. The last highlight of this tour is the St. Thomas Church, home to the globally renowned St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig.

Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

5. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

On this exciting walking tour you’ll discover interesting facts about Leipzig. 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 you’ll 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.

1.5-Hour Historical Tour of Leipzig with Costumed Guide

6. 1.5-Hour Historical Tour of Leipzig with Costumed Guide

No matter whether you immerse yourself in the nocturnal Leipzig of the cordial executioner's wife Helma, the patented cleaner Pauline or the affable Leipzig Lola, the "poor sinner's sip" on the way will do you good to easily digest the naked facts of the past and present. As a singer in the Leipzig of the golden 20s, Lola knows a lot about the "big business in the evening" - after all, Leipzig had 46 brothels and 220 relevant massage salons at that time. But Pauline is also aware of the wishes of merchants and trade fair guests for a successful trading day. She watches the small sins in the city (also fashion sins of celebrities) very closely and catches many a gossip under her mighty hat. In the days of Helma, the executioner's wife, Leipzig was a stronghold of drunkenness, gluttony and above all fornication at night. She was very close to the action and today she openly talks about the unbelievable.

Leipzig: Private Tour of the Old City

7. Leipzig: Private Tour of the Old City

Discover the old city of Leipzig on a private tour and get your first look at the most famous sights of the city. Immerse yourself in the musical history of Leipzig and learn about the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach inside the walls of the St. Thomas Church. Follow the aroma of the oldest coffee house in Europe, "Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum," and admire the Baroque decorations at the entrance. Wander the Barthels Hof, which was a traditional Messehof, then walk through the Mädler-Passage, and see the famous Auerbachs Keller. Admire the Renaissance-style Alte Rathaus and visit the Barfußgässchen with its countless bars, restaurants, and bistros.

Leipzig: Discover the City by Night (Tour in German)

8. Leipzig: Discover the City by Night (Tour in German)

Enjoy the atmospheric lights of the city on a guided tour through the center of Leipzig in the evening twilight. Embark on a night tour through the streets and passages of Leipzig, and hear curious and interesting stories. Fueled by some Leipziger Allasch (caraway liqueur), roam the dark alleys of Leipzig's Old Town and listen to many a gloomy story. See the Nikolaikirchhof, stroll across the big Market Square to the Old City Hall and admire the many Renaissance and Art Nouveau buildings.

Leipzig: Old Town Guided Tour

9. Leipzig: Old Town Guided Tour

Meet your guide then set off on your sightseeing tour through Leipzig’s historical Old Town district. Start with a visit to St. Thomas Church, where the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach once worked. Continue the tour to the Zum Arabischen Coffeebaum next, one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe. From here, admire the magnificent bay windows at the popular Barthels Hof. Later, stroll through the bustling market where you can mingle with the locals going about their day. Pass by the magnificent Renaissance Town Hall as well as the historic Auerbachs Keller, the second oldest restaurant in Leipzig. There’s also time to stop at the Naschmarkt before ending the tour with a wander through some of Leipzig’s most charming passages and courtyards.

Leipzig: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

10. Leipzig: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

See Leipzig through a local's eyes as you explore the top highlights of the city, including its different neighborhoods and peaceful parks on this 3-hour guided bike tour. Cycle along on quiet roads and green paths through the city center, pass through vast parks, and admire Wilhelminian style residential quarters. Listen to stories and anecdotes from your expert guide. Glide along quiet side streets, and carefree cycle lanes, making stops at the most important points along the route. This tour includes: •Plagwitz and Schleußig •City parks •Musikviertel with Federal Administrative Court •City center including the Old Town Hall and the Market Place(Altes Rathaus) •St. Thomas Church with J.S. Bach monument •New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) •Rosental Park •Zoo (no entrance) •Historical Waldstraßenviertel •Red Bull Arena

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,302 reviews

We were lucky that we were able to enjoy the tour for two. Not a matter of course either. Ms. Schinke is a pleasant companion who accompanied us through all stations in a very entertaining and informative manner. In any case, we got to know first-class providers that we would otherwise have passed by without even noticing - we only ever got the tastiest variety (you know that, above all, when you've tried something on other days) - a very nice culinary overview of Leipzig get - get a lot of interesting information about the history of the city We definitely recommend this tour!

Tolle Tour durch Leipzig, die etwas andere Stadtführung durch die nächtlichen Gassen. Für den kleinen Schauer zwischendurch und spannende Geschichten über Leipzig und seine Dämonen sorgt die sympathische Bloody Mary (seit 113 Jahren zahnschmerzfrei). Kurzweilig und mit einem anderen Blick auf die Stadt. Wer ein paar Tage in Leipzig ist, und sich traut, sollte diese Tour nicht verpassen.

Highly recommended, whether you are a tourist or a resident of Leipzig. Our Mr. Bremme told exciting anecdotes from historic Leipzig without flooding us with boring dates. I too (although I've lived here for 10 years) was able to discover interesting new things in the alleys, passages and courtyards of Leipzig's city centre.

We walked around Leipzig learning about the story of the food and the places we were walking by. I loved the stories the guide told us and the food we had. Also ITs an amazing price for what you get :)

He did a very good job, told us some very nice stories about what it must have been like back in the day.