Highlights of Leipzig Private Walking Tour

Highlights of Leipzig Private Walking Tour

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      Leipzig, Germany
      2 Hours
      Mild
      From (USD)
      $ 190
      • Augustusplatz: Leipzig's largest square, it's home to the town's most venerable performance spaces, the Leipzig Opera and the Gewandhaus concert hall. The opera house is a modern architectural tour-de-force. The nearby Gewandhaus hosts world-class musical performances from around the world.
      • Historic churches: Let the musical heritage of Leipzig wash over you at St. Thomas Church, once an employer of Bach and home to the famous Thomanerchor (St. Thomas boys' choir), founded in the year 1212. Then experience Leipzig's wide range of history at St. Nicholas, a medieval church that also hosted peaceful protests in the 1980s.
      • Barfussgasschen: Enjoy Leipzig's finest social life in this historic alley, lined with restaurants, bars, and shops. Taste some of the local cuisine and especially the regional beer of the city, Leipzig Gose, for a delicious tart sensation.

      Meeting point

      Please meet in the lobby/reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with GoBe or your name on it.

      Helpful hints

      bring small coins for the bathroom, take a rain coat in case of rain; don't miss out on tasting the "Leipziger Raebchen" (typical dessert).

      Getting around

      Accessible for wheelchair confined travelers but the tour operator has to be informed in advance

      Activity type

      Cultural, Private Tour, Family Friendly

      Transportation used

      None

      Languages

      English, French, Spanish

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-DEU-LEIP-EN-1001

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for travelers 6 years of age and older.

      Monday, October 9, 1989. A crowd of peaceful protestors 70,000 strong gathers at Leipzig's historic St. Nicholas Church, demonstrating against the Communist government of East Germany. Just over one month later, the Berlin Wall falls, signaling the symbolic end of a divided Germany and the beginning of a new democracy.

      St. Nicholas Church is just one of the incredible historic sites you'll see on this GoBe walking tour of old Leipzig. The Leipzig opera house, rebuilt after a 19th century structure was destroyed in WWII, is a testament to the indomitable will of the city. The opera continues a tradition stretching back hundreds of years to 1693, when Leipzig became only the third city in Europe with a venue for these majestic performances.

      One of the most beloved operas in the city is Gounod's Faust, based on Goethe's masterfully told tale an old man who sells his soul in exchange for the chance to be young again. You'll see why Leipzig is especially fond of the Faust story when you go to Auerbach's Cellar. Goethe drank in this inn and, according to legend, so did Faust, leading Goethe to set one of the scenes of his play right here.

      You'll see this and much more during your intimate walking tour, including St. Thomas Church, where Bach worked, and Renaissance gems like the Old Town Hall, built in the 16th century. Ask questions, get sidetracked, and enjoy Leipzig to the fullest!

      A monumental feat

      In 1813, over 100 years before World War I, the nations of Europe met in battle on the field at Leipzig. When the dust settled, Napoleon, the juggernaut who had been taking Europe by storm as Emperor of France for nearly a decade, was defeated. Less than six months later, Napoleon was forced to abdicate his thrown and exile himself to Elba. While this was not the last Europe would see of Napoleon, the Battle of Leipzig was a major turning point in the restoration of the continent's old order in the early 19th century. Today in Leipzig, one of the tallest monuments in Europe honors the fight known as the Battle of the Nations.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Leipzig, Germany
      Leipzig, Germany
      Leipzig, Germany
      Bring photo ID
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring water
      Bring snack
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers

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