Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

From $158.13 per group up to 25

The passageways of Leipzig were the city's first ever shopping center. Running between the merchants' houses, these alleyways defined the atmosphere of the old town. Here on market days, as Goethe put it, you could see the whole world in a nutshell!

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Duration 1.5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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German, English
Wheelchair accessible
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  • See many of the 30 or more alleyways in the Leipzig Old Town
  • Visit the narrow and wide alleys, the old and new, the visible and seldom-trodden.
  • Learn about new building projects such as the Marktgalerie and Brühl-Höfe
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Discover over 800 years of the history of Leipzig on this tour of the compact old town. The mercantile houses and passageways are as typical of the city's trading heritage as the traditional Saxon coffeehouses. The back courtyards and alleys round the market were the city's first "shopping center." Leipzig shows the whole world in a nutshell, as the famous poet Goethe put it. The passageways, constructed with the cloth-merchants' houses, were perfect for horse drawn carriages, which could pass through the town without having to turn. On your walk you will be shown large and small, old and new, well-known and hardly-used alleyways and back streets. New buildings, such as the Marktgalerie and the Brühl-Höfe, are continuing this architectural tradition. Don't miss the opportunity to get a taste of Leipzig's particular flair, on this informative tour.
  • Tour with an expert guide
  • Plan of the passages
  • Gratuities

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Leipzig, Markt 1, Altes Rathaus, Museums-Shop

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Great tour with very knowledgeable guide

The guide Isa was wonderful. We had three generations with us and she was very patient. Her knowledge of Leipzig was excellent and she was passionate about the city and its history.

July 23, 2018

Wir wurden sehr pünktlich am Hotel abgeholt und hatte eine sehr schöne Tour mit einer urechten Leipzigerin.

October 21, 2020


August 10, 2020

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