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Alter Johannisfriedhof

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Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

1. Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

Visit the Old Johannisfriedhof, a 750-year-old cemetery with a powerful story. In 1 hour and 15 minutes a gravedigger guide will lead you through a tour that both respects the site as a final resting place and reveals its darkest secrets. Become immersed in a long-forgotten world and learn about the horrors of the past. Hear how one can make a pact with the devil before death, which famous personality drove his children to suicide and why some people believe that Johann Sebastian Bach may actually be buried in the Old Johannisfriedhof. The tour concludes with a magical wishing ceremony conducted by the guide.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The tour was a lot of fun. It started on time, the group was relatively large, but the fantastic lady (ghost) who led the tour did an excellent job, always waiting for everyone, nobody missed anything from the explanations. Highly recommended for anyone who wants something different and also likes a little spooky.

A great tour of the Johannisfriedhof, with lots of information from different times. Very well and entertaining we were led over the cemetery in the 75 minutes. Season doesn't seem to matter at all!