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Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour in German

1. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour in German

On this exciting walking tour, discover facts about Leipzig with live German commentary. 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, 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.

Leipzig: Private Tour of the Old City

2. 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.

University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

3. University of Leipzig: Guided Campus Walking Tour

Discover the historic University of Leipzig and get to know its newest buildings on this guided walking tour at Augustusplatz. Walk to the New Augusteum and Paulinum buildings and tour the interior if no university events are taking place. As you walk the campus, learn about ideas that went into the planning of the new buildings. See where art treasures can be found and hear about the history and construction of the old church, Paulinerkirche. Founded on December 2, 1409, by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, the university has since engaged in teaching and research for over 600 years without interruption. Today, 30,000 people study at Leipzig University. Famous alumni include Leibniz, Goethe, Leopold von Ranke, Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Tycho Brahe, Georgius Agricola, Angela Merkel, and the nine Nobel laureates associated with the university.

Leipzig Old Town Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. Leipzig Old Town Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the interesting old town of Leipzig on this private walking tour. Learn more about the history of the nearly 1000-year-old trade fair city. Look back at long-lasting traditions that are reflected in the buildings of the city. All German book publishers had an office in Leipzig – for this reason Leipzig is known as the “City of Books”. Many musicians lived and worked here, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelsohn Bartholdy, and Robert and Clara Schumann. The buildings of the historical city center portray this vibrant mix and provide many interesting corners to discover. See old and new buildings from various periods of style directly next to one another. Discover the most beautiful sights in the city including the Market Square with the old town hall, the New City Hall, and St. Thomas Church with the Bach Monument. Stroll across Augustusplatz, admire the opera house and the Gewandhaus concert hall, and see the Museum Coffe Baum. Visit the former trade fair courtyards that provide character to the city.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 129 reviews

The walking tour captured the most important historical aspects of Leipzig. It was interesting, the right length / time to get a good overview for further exploration, and the guide was great and entertaining!

The private tour was worth it, so we were able to be guided individually through the old town in a small group. The tour guide was also very knowledgeable. Any time

Very interesting, informative tour with many historical details. Highly recommended!

Very friendly guides, well informed. Walk accustomed to our personal needs.

Very interesting and definitely recommended. Historically unique.