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1.5-Hour Historical Tour of Leipzig with Costumed Guide

4.6 / 5

82 reviews

Activity provider: Leipzig Erleben GmbH

1.5-Hour Historical Tour of Leipzig with Costumed Guide

Activity provider: Leipzig Erleben GmbH
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 19.23 per person

During this nighttime city tour you will hear creepy anecdotes that once took place in Leipzig at night and enjoy the "Armesünderschluck" (a kind of schnapps) to strengthen you.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Learn the eerie stories from Leipzig's past
  • Enjoy our "poor sinner's sip" (a kind of liquor)
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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.
  • Tour in German with costumed guide
  • 1 glass of sip of "poor sinner's sip" (liquor)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Passage at the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), Leipzig

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    • This tour is only available in German
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    Wer schlüpfrige Geschichten erwartet wird sicher enttäuscht sein. Die Geschichten rund um die alte Messestadt Leipzig sind unterhaltsam und geben einen guten Einblick in die Messestadt Leipzig durch die Jahrhunderte. Dass dabei auch das "vertrauliche Miteinander" angesprochen wird, geschieht immer mit einem Augenzwinkern und großem Engagement. Unsere Helma, die Henkerswitwe, war klasse.

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    November 4, 2019


    Die Henkersfrau, die uns an diesem Abend für Frivoles zur Nacht zur Seite stand, war einmalig! Sie hat uns das frivole Leben der High Society aus verschiedenen Jahrhunderten auf echt sächsisch erzählt, so daß unsere Freunde aus Bayern oft fragend schauten, um dann herzlich zu lachen. Wir können diese Führung jedem, der mal was anderes als nur eine Stadtrundfahrt in Leipzig erleben will, sehr empfehlen! Vielen Dank noch mal an die Henkersfrau!!

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    September 2, 2017


    Es war toller Abend.

    Dieser 1,5-stündiger Rundgang durch Leipzig war für uns alle (6 Personen) ein Erlebnis der besonderen Art. Wir haben uns lange nicht so toll amüsiert und so viel gelacht. Es war einfach nur toll. Das das Wetter auf unserer Seite war lag bestimmt an allen Teilnehmern. Bitte weiter so mit den besten Empfehlungen für alle weiteren Teilnehmer.

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    September 4, 2012


    Product ID: 10353