Guided tour

Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

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38 reviews

Secret Passages and Alleyways of Leipzig's Old Town

Activity provider: Leipzig Details GbR
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From US$ 137.61 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
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • 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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Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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You know Leipzig from different stays? Some of our group thought so too... But wrong! We took part in this event with a super guide. We received entertaining historical and architectural insights into corners of downtown Leipzig that even participants who already knew Leipzig quite well had never seen. Our guide was really great - you could really tell that he had a lot of fun showing these sides/corners of Leipzig! Of course, this fun spread to the entire group.

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November 5, 2021

Eine sehr gute Führung durch die Altstadt mit ihren vielen Passagen. Diese Tour ist bestens geeignet am Anfang eines Trips durch Leipzig.

May 16, 2022


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