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  • Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

    1. Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

    Spend 1.5 hours experiencing the haunted side of Leipzig on a guided walking tour. Enter a world of grisly legends, creepy secrets of the past and goose-bump-inducing events. Discover why Leipzig was such an important destination for those who believed in ghosts. Hear about a city bustling with gravediggers who would bury people alive. Your guide will also tell you about the so-called evilest man that ever lived, who, when he visited this beautiful city, left a bad impression on Leipzig that lingers until today. The secrets of the past will be revealed to you and your guide will introduce you to the demons of the night in Leipzig.

    It was a fantastic way to go through Leipzig's history and the city itself! There were special effects as well that made the tour even more exciting. Our guide was super cool and we felt instantly welcomed and had a great evening. Nothing to complain! Everybody who wants to know more about Leipzig's dark secrets and long history should join this tour, highly recommend it.

  • Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

    2. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

    On this exciting walking tour you’ll discover interesting facts about Leipzig. 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 you’ll 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.

    Thanks to the guide we got a a good insight of the history of Leipzig and her inhabitants and the significance of the city through the ages in a tour of 2 hours.

  • Leipzig: 90-Minute Trabi City Tour

    3. Leipzig: 90-Minute Trabi City Tour

    Explore Leipzig on this city tour onboard the iconic Trabi car. Meet your tour guide and learn all the secrets about driving a Trabi and everything you need to know for a safe and relaxed ride. Then it is time to turn the ignition key, let the clutch go, and hear the typical roar of a Trabi car. Drive in a convoy and explore the city in a comfortable and effortless way. Listen to interesting information along the way via the radio and speakers in the vehicle. You can stop off every now and again along the way to take photos or change drivers. Admire the beautiful sights of the city including the zoo, the exclusive residential district, Gohlis Palace, the city ring road, St. Thomas Church, the new city hall, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse with the vibrant nightlife, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, and the Gewandhaus.

  • Leipzig: Old Town Guided Tour

    4. Leipzig: Old Town Guided Tour

    Meet your guide then set off on your sightseeing tour through Leipzig’s historical Old Town district. Start with a visit to St. Thomas Church, where the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach once worked. Continue the tour to the Zum Arabischen Coffeebaum next, one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe. From here, admire the magnificent bay windows at the popular Barthels Hof. Later, stroll through the bustling market where you can mingle with the locals going about their day. Pass by the magnificent Renaissance Town Hall as well as the historic Auerbachs Keller, the second oldest restaurant in Leipzig. There’s also time to stop at the Naschmarkt before ending the tour with a wander through some of Leipzig’s most charming passages and courtyards.

  • Walking Tour Around Leipzig's Historic City Center

    5. Walking Tour Around Leipzig's Historic City Center

    Discover the historic and beautiful center of the German city Leipzig, on this informative walking tour. Leipzig's colorful past and lively present can be glimpsed everywhere in the city. Visit the busy market place with the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas‘s Church, St. Nicholas‘s Church and the Mädler Passage with its legendary restaurant, Auerbachs Keller. Each place will help you discover more about the diverse traditions, personalities and history of Leipzig. There have been many famous individuals who have spent time in or called Leipzig home. Renowned composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann, as well as the famous German writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller have all left their musical and artistic mark on the city of Leipzig. Even today, Leipzig's international reputation as a music-city is closely intertwined with the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. The great Germ...

    Loved the personalised tour and learnt so much around the centre. Loved all the history of the various buildings. A fantastic tour and didn't expect all this history in Lepzig!!

  • Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

    6. Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

    Begin at the picturesque city harbor, Stadthafen Leipzig. There, you'll meet your licensed guide who will make sure you’re totally prepped for the tour, briefing you on paddling techniques and safety procedures. Pass the magnificent villa of publishing family, Baedeker, onto the Palmengartenwehr, which is not only a technological monument but an important facet of Leipzig’s public flood protection facilities. Paddle past the city’s largest park and the 1867 racecourse Scheibenholz. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet Tina Dietze on the water — the world and Olympic kayaking champion, who is based at the Olympic Training Center Leipzig. Continuing, you’ll reach the Leipzig Canoe-Club, home to the canoe world champion Franz Anton. Before cruising onto the neighboring stream that guides you back to the city, take a minute to relax at the cosy port and then head back through Leipzig’s imposing hi...

  • Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

    7. 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.

  • Leipzig: Private Tour of the Old City

    8. 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.

  • Leipzig: Individual Trabi Tour with Guide

    9. Leipzig: Individual Trabi Tour with Guide

    Experience a piece of pure nostalgia and discover Leipzig's inner city behind the wheel of a Trabi. Let a professional and entertaining guide lead the way and tell you interesting stories. The tour follows a path past the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, the old fairgrounds, into the southern part of the city, to the Gohliser Schlösschen and the Sportforum. See the city's most beautiful and important sights. The tour can be tailored to your individual interests. Sit at the wheel of a genuine Trabi, one of the most famous symbols of the DDR, and drive down the beautiful and storied streets of Leipzig.

    We enjoyed driving through the city and getting to know places and corners of the city with significance background. Driving the car for the first time needs a lot of concentration, so the one driving couldn’t focus much on the tour rather just following instructions on directions and the driving itself. So the tour information would be more for the passengers. But enjoying the drive of course for the driver. The organizers where very friendly and everything from getting the car and delivering it went very smooth.

  • 1.5-Hour Historical Tour of Leipzig with Costumed Guide

    10. 1.5-Hour Historical Tour of Leipzig with Costumed Guide

    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 t...

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 237 reviews

We enjoyed driving through the city and getting to know places and corners of the city with significance background. Driving the car for the first time needs a lot of concentration, so the one driving couldn’t focus much on the tour rather just following instructions on directions and the driving itself. So the tour information would be more for the passengers. But enjoying the drive of course for the driver. The organizers where very friendly and everything from getting the car and delivering it went very smooth.

It was a fantastic way to go through Leipzig's history and the city itself! There were special effects as well that made the tour even more exciting. Our guide was super cool and we felt instantly welcomed and had a great evening. Nothing to complain! Everybody who wants to know more about Leipzig's dark secrets and long history should join this tour, highly recommend it.

Last night we went on a scary tour with Clarissa through Leipzig. Even if it wasn't scary, we really liked the tour. Clarissa is great, she entertains the guests with full devotion. She told us interesting stories about Leipzig very well. We can only recommend this tour.

We had a great travel guide, he told us so much about Leipzig! The nature in the city center was also very beautiful, definitely recommended!

I liked it very much, I especially liked the way my children were involved. It was exciting and we all enjoyed it. Many Thanks.