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Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

1. 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.

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Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

2. Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing

Experience during this unique tour through Leipzig the most important sights and the most beautiful places of downtown which can only be discovered on foot, as well as the most well-known areas of the city and highlights. Our certified tour guide awaits you in the heart of the city at the new Katharinum (Tourist Information) to take you on an entertaining and informative tour which begins with a stroll through downtown. In addition to the famous Nikolai Church, the beautiful Specks Hof Passage, the small Snack Market and the market with Old Rathaus, you can expect landmarks of the city like the Mädler Passage with the Auerachs Cellar, Barthels Hof and the Thomas Church. After about an hour it continues in an air-conditioned tour bus to the highlights of Leipzig located outside of the city ring. In the exlusive Gohlis quarter two cultural sites draw the attention of visitors: an architectural jewel is the Gohlis castle, which was constructed as the bourgeois summer residence in the middle of the 18th Century. Very close by is the Schiller House, a modest farm house in which Friedrich Schiller lived in 1785 for several months and worked on "Ode to Joy". through the exclusive Waldstraßen Quarter and past the Red Bull Arena we arrive in the constantly-changing Plagwitz city section, with canals, galleries and lofts. Cosy in green and with impressive villas the music district begins. The Federal Administrative Court is operating since 2002 in the impressive building of the former Reich Court. The way leads through the lively southern suburb past the popular Panometer to one of the well-known sites in Leipzig, the Battle of Nations Monument. The return trip to the city via the Old Market, the German Square and past the Bavarian Train Station leads to the Augustusplatz, where our tour ends. Three significant cultural institutions which decisively determine the image of the city are located here: the New Concert Hall, the University and the Opera.

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Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt through City Center in German

3. Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt through City Center in German

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!

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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.

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Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

5. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

After walking through the passage of the modern Speck’s Hof, you will first reach St. Nicholas Church with its churchyard that was the center of events in the autumn of 1989. Then, head towards Augustusplatz with the Opera House and Gewandhaus Concert Hall and the newly arising university complex. Opposite the Naschmarkt with the Old Stock Exchange, you will see Leipzig’s most famous arcade – Mädler Passage. Next to the entrances to Auerbach’s Keller, the word-famous restaurant, there will be two groups of figures connected with Goethe’s drama “Faust.” The location has been a restaurant since the beginning of the 16th century. The Old Town Hall, one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Germany, is situated on the eastern side of the Market Square. You will then pass Barthel’s Hof, a passage courtyard leading to the city's most famous pub mile – Barfußgässchen. Numerous pubs and restaurants mark the path through Leipzig’s most famous alley. The last highlight of the tour will be St. Thomas Church, the main church of the Thomanerchor, Leipzig’s famous boys choir that is appreciated all over the world.

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What people are saying about University of Leipzig

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 42 reviews

First of all we had a walking tour of about one hour through the center of Leipzig which already was intense in terms of the explanations given by the guide as Leipzig has a huge history not only of its own but also by the many famous poets, musicians and other famous people that lived, studied or worked in the town. After our walk the two groups which were formed at the beginning meat again to take the bus tour to see the wider area of the center of Leipzig. Our guide here was as instructive and knowledgeable as the first one, and in the 1.5 hours of bus tour she spoke without interruption telling us about the buildings and people that lived and formed the town. It would have been nice to have maybe stopped here and there to take some pictures, but in the short time we had this was not possible. Anyway this combo tour is definitely worth its money and gives you and excellent impression of town and people for you to explore later by foot.

Ms. Schäuble, the city guide, was very authentic. You could feel her commitment and the love for "her" city, which impressed me very much. Since she is a bit older, she has seen everything, GDR times, Monday demos, etc. and the time after the fall of the Wall, reconstruction, reorientation. 2 hour tour through the streets, squares and courtyards, packed with lots of interesting facts, exciting contexts and backgrounds. I really enjoyed the city tour.

Very informative city tour with a great city guide, who very knowingly and vividly brought us closer to his city.

The scavenger hunt was great. Well worked out and everything was easy to find

The scavenger hunt was great. Well worked out and everything was easy to find. Nice maps and great information

Funny scavenger hunt with simple puzzles

you should pack good shoes, we ran about 15KM that day through Leipzig.