Guided tour

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

4.7 / 5

31 reviews

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

From US$ 13.98 per person

Discover the dark secrets of the Old Johannisfriedhof. Take a mystical tour with a gravedigger guide that ends with a magical wishing ceremony.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Experience the dark side of Leipzig away from the tourist crowds
  • Enjoy the stories told by your gravedigger guide
  • Take part in a magical wishing ceremony
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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.
  • Guided tour with guide in a costume
  • Magical wishing ceremony
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is in front of the Grassi Museum.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • The tour takes place outside, so be sure to wear weather-appropriate attire
    • Note that this tour is conducted in German only
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    4.7 /5

    based on 31 reviews

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    A great tour of the Johannisfriedhof, with lots of information from different times. Very well and entertaining we were led over the cemetery in the 75 minutes. Season doesn't seem to matter at all!

    November 24, 2019

    Tour war sehr interessant. Gut und flüssig interpretiert.

    October 17, 2021


    Zeitweilig und informativ, hätte gerne noch länger gehen können

    October 10, 2021

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