St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig

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  • Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

    1. Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

    Enjoy a guided walking tour through the city of Leipzig. Explore the famous sights of Leipzig's city center in a short amount of time. See the Augustus Square with the opera house, the famous Gewandhaus concert hall and the Nikolai Church, which was at the center of events around German Reunification in 1989. Walk through the modern Specks Hof arcade to the Naschmarkt Square and the Old Exchange. Directly opposite is the Mädler arcade and a bit further you find the historic restaurant Auerbachs Keller. See the Old Town Hall at the market square, one of the most beautiful renaissance buildings in Germany. Continue your tour and visit the tavern Barthels Hof. Enjoy the atmosphere on the most well-known street in Leipzig ‒ the so-called Barfußgässchen ‒ which is characterized by a variety of restaurants and pubs. The last highlight of this tour is the St. Thomas Church, home to the gl...

  • 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: Old Town Guided Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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: Discover the City by Night (Tour in German)

    5. Leipzig: Discover the City by Night (Tour in German)

    Enjoy the atmospheric lights of the city on a guided tour through the center of Leipzig in the evening twilight. Embark on a night tour through the streets and passages of Leipzig, and hear curious and interesting stories. Fueled by some Leipziger Allasch (caraway liqueur), roam the dark alleys of Leipzig's Old Town and listen to many a gloomy story. See the Nikolaikirchhof, stroll across the big Market Square to the Old City Hall and admire the many Renaissance and Art Nouveau buildings.

  • Leipzig: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Food Tour

    6. Leipzig: 3-Hour Sightseeing and Food Tour

    Take a tour of Leipzig and get to know the city through its food. Delight in a pinch of culture, smell the scent of fresh coffee, and be charmed by the tunes of talented street musicians while seeing the city's sights.  Stops on this tour include visits to Thomas and Nikolai churches, the market square, and detours through Leipzig's numerous arcades and interior oases. While in the arcades experience Leipzig's 500-year-old trade history that's accumulated a diverse array of influences on the city's food. During the tour try local foods at five to six different tasting stations.

  • Leipzig Old Town Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

    7. 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 G...

  • Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

    8. Music in Leipzig – Bach, Wagner and the Thomanerchor

    Leipzig is much more than an old commerce and trade show town; it’s one of the musical capitals of Europe. World-famous musicians like Wagner, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann lived and worked here. And in the registry of births you’ll find another name known around the world: Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig. The great musicians of the Gewandhaus, the singers of the St. Thomas Church Choir, and the professors of the conservatory continue to shape the incomparable musical life of Leipzig. Take a musical trip walking along the Leipzig Music Trail. You’ll gain knowledge about the musical museums, music history, and the cultural centers of St. Thomas Church, the opera, and the Gewandhaus. Find out more about the St. Thomas Church Choir, beloved far beyond Leipzig, and its 800-year history. On the way, hear the street sounds of an 18th-century city as well as pieces that Bach composed in...

    We walked more than half the Leipzig Music Trail with Trudy, who was pleasant and knowledgeable, and clearly loves her city and the music in it. A very enjoyable morning!

  • Freiberg: Scavenger Hunt Through the Old Town

    9. Freiberg: Scavenger Hunt Through the Old Town

    In the game box, you'll find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes with small tasks that need to be solved. Led by clear directions, walk around the Görlitz old town, solving the puzzles in order to get to the next station. As a solution for the puzzles, get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. As you criss-cross through the city, receive detailed background information on the history of each site that you reach. The exciting scavenger hunt through Freiberg takes you past the Donatsturm, the Petrikirche, the Ballhaus Tivoli as well as the Untermarkt and Obermarkt. You will also get to know the Nikolaikirche, Freudenstein Castle and the Swedish Monument in Albertpark. On your tour through Freiberg you will be on the road for about 3 hours and cover about 4 km. Decide for yourself when to start the tour. Along the way, take as much time as you’d like to stop for a ...

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What people are saying about St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 887 reviews

Ms. Schäuble, the city guide, was very authentic. You could feel her commitment and the love for "her" city, which impressed me very much. Since she is a bit older, she has seen everything, GDR times, Monday demos, etc. and the time after the fall of the Wall, reconstruction, reorientation. 2 hour tour through the streets, squares and courtyards, packed with lots of interesting facts, exciting contexts and backgrounds. I really enjoyed the city tour.

Great culinary tour with a very committed, competent and amusing native-born woman who made time fly by. We liked the specialties served and we would do this tour again at any time.

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!!

We walked more than half the Leipzig Music Trail with Trudy, who was pleasant and knowledgeable, and clearly loves her city and the music in it. A very enjoyable morning!

Very informative city tour with a great city guide, who very knowingly and vividly brought us closer to his city.