Top sights in Leipzig
Leipzig: 70-Minute Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise
- Duration: 70 minutes
Leipzig: 4-Hour City Center to Cospudener See Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
Leipzig: City to Cospudener See 7-Hour Canoe Tour
- Duration: 7 hours
Our most recommended things to do in Leipzig
1. Leipzig: 70-Minute Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise
Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board of a motorboat as you embark on a 70-minute sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence and admire the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making our way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial d...
Sehr empfehlenswert- bequem und informativ. Ramon war unser Capitan, hat alles toll erzählt. Wir haben etwas über Geschichte der Stadt gehört und dazu hat er uns viele praktische Infos über Leipzig gegeben. Man kann sich was zu trinken auf dem Boot kaufen.
2. Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour through Leipzig with Walking Tour
Get to know the city of Leipzig on this relaxed tour in red double-decker buses featuring the city's famous 'Messemännchen' mascot. This roughly 2-hour city tour takes you to Leipzig's most interesting sights, spaced out across 10 different stops. At any point, you can hop off at any of the stations, and hop back on whenever you'd like. The buses ride in regular, short intervals, so that you can stop or start at your own pace. The main meeting point for beginning or ending the tour is on Richard-Wagner-Straße. If you choose a day ticket, you will receive a free 45-minute guided tour in addition to the 2-hour city tour. The guided tours take place from March until the beginning of the Christmas Markets. You don't need to give prior notice to take part in the guided tours; simply come to the meeting point on Richard-Wagner Straße, across from the Central Train Station/East Hall. You wil...
Overall good city tour with nice route and good commentary, but very crowded on weekends (we went on a Saturday)
3. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Tour with Night Watchman Bremme
The night watchman tour led by the night watchman Bremme® is one of the most popular tours of the old town of Leipzig. This historical figure is now a permanent feature of Leipzig’s nocturnal cityscape. In the late hours, the night watchman lights his lantern and leads you on a path through secluded places and dark alleys, past the most beautiful sights in Leipzig. If the hustle and bustle quietens down, your guide – in historical costume – will share exciting and curious stories from Leipzig’s past. Hear interesting stories about famous celebrities including Goethe, Schiller, and the infamous Mayor Romanus. During the tour, take a look at the Nikolaikirchhof, the Alte Nikolaischule, the old town hall, and the market with the old stock exchange.
4. Leipzig: 13-Stop Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Ticket
Experience Leipzig aboard a blue and yellow double-decker bus which offers you the best all-round views accompanied by certified tour guides. Immerse yourself in Saxon cosiness as you experience the most beautiful and impressive places in Leipzig throughout an entertaining 1.5-hour city tour. Passing the zoo, which is worth seeing not just for the younger guests, you will continue to the Saxon Rococo architecture of the Gohliser Schlößchen. You'll then travel through the Waldstraßenviertel, one of the largest and best-preserved European Wilhelminian style quarters, before progressing on to the Red Bull Arena. Later, pass the Thomas Church and new town hall before crossing the music district with the Federal Administrative Court. Experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Old Fair and the MDR site, as well as the opulence of the Battle of Nations Monument and the Panometer. In addit...
5. 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.
6. Combo Tour in Leipzig: Guided City Tour & City Sightseeing
Experience during this unique tour through Leipzig the most important sights and the most beautiful places of downtown which can only be discovered on foot, as well as the most well-known areas of the city and highlights. Our certified tour guide awaits you in the heart of the city at the new Katharinum (Tourist Information) to take you on an entertaining and informative tour which begins with a stroll through downtown. In addition to the famous Nikolai Church, the beautiful Specks Hof Passage, the small Snack Market and the market with Old Rathaus, you can expect landmarks of the city like the Mädler Passage with the Auerachs Cellar, Barthels Hof and the Thomas Church. After about an hour it continues in an air-conditioned tour bus to the highlights of Leipzig located outside of the city ring. In the exlusive Gohlis quarter two cultural sites draw the attention of visitors: an archite...
Our guide Sylvia was excellent and very fluent in English. We thoroughly enjoyed both the walking tour of the old city and the bus tour of surrounding suburbs to learn much more about the origins of Leipzig.
7. 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...
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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Planning Your Visit
When to visit Leipzig?
Although you can visit all year round and still see the sights, the weather in the summer months is great, making it a perfect holiday destination to get some sun and culture!
How many nights?
With plenty to see and do, three night would be the perfect amount of time to get to know the city. Or, why not combine it with a trip to Berlin and stay a night or two in each city?
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- Leipzig doesn't get too warm, making the summer months, when the sun is out longer, the perfect time for a visit!
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What people are saying about 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.
Come down, switch off and just enjoy! After 3 days of city trip and expired feet, this boat tour was a wonderful end. We learned a lot of interesting things about the nice captain of the Johann Sebastian Bach, that was the name of our boat. Thanks very much
Very informative and entertaining boat tour, where you have a completely different view of Leipzig and learn a lot of new things about the city. Our captain was great! Thank you very much, it was fun.
We were very satisfied, saw and heard a lot about Leipzig and had fun at the same time. We wish the young team all the best in the realization of your ideas, MfG Fam. Wolfert
An incredibly great experience! The technology was amazing and the support from the guide was great. We will come back in any case.