Leipzig Details – Foreign-Language Tours

Walking Tour through the Historic City Centre

Walking Tour through the Historic City Centre – Stadtführung Leipzig in englischer Sprache
The tour will lead through the city's colourful past and lively present. We will show you the historic city centre: The market place with the impressive Old Town Hall, medieval St. Thomas‘s Church, where composer Johann Sebastian Bach worked, the oldest coffeehouse in Germany - the “Coffebaum” - from 1711, St. Nichola‘s Church, where the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 started, and the unique passage and courtyard system including the legendary traditional restaurant “Auerbachs Keller”. Each place will help you discover more about the diverse traditions, personalities and history of Leipzig. 

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Walking tour / 1,5 hours / maximum 25 people per group / group-rate: 110 EURO 
Available languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, French, Polish, Czech and other languages.
Walking Tour through the Historic City Centre, Including a Visit to the Bach Museum – Stadtführung Leipzig in englischer Sprache, mit Bach-Museum

The museum is located in a building which dates back to the early 18th century when it belonged to an intimate friend of Johann Sebastian Bach. It lies opposite to the St. Thomas Church where Bach was cantor.  The museum presents the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his family in an interactive multimedia exhibition covering an area of 750 square metres. The musical journey also informs you about the cultural centres, the Gewandhaus and the Opera. The St. Thomas Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra continue the magnificent musical tradition.

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Walking tour / 2 hours / maximum 25 people per group / group-rate: 120 EUR0 + 8 EURO p.P. entrance fee to the St. Thomas Church and Bach-Museum 
Available languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, French, Polish, Czech and other.

Bus & Bike Tours

Sightseeing tour by bus - Stadtrundfahrt Leipzig in englischer Sprache
A guided tour by bus is ideal for those seeking an overall impression of the city. The tour takes you to the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre, the German Library, the exquisite Gohlis Palace, Schiller's House and around the Waldstrassenviertel, a 19th century residential area where nearly all the houses are listed buildings. This suburb is flanked by one of the largest city parks, the Rosental. We shall also visit the former Supreme Court, the Monument to the Battle of Nations and the Russian Church. The tour is enhanced by fascinating and entertaining anecdotes from Leipzig's past and present. 

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Sightseeing tour by bus / 2 hours / group-rate: 330 EURO incl. bus hire (excl. bus 120 EURO) 
Available languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, French, Polish, Czech and other languages.
The Video-Bustour: A Journey through Time – Video-Bustour in englischer Sprache
On the Video-Bustour you can visit Leipzig's past and present. The bus is fitted with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment. Throughout the tour, our guide, well versed in the city’s history, presents Leipzig’s story. Experience a journey through time. Leipzig as it once was, a medieval trading centre, to its development as the 'Little Paris' on the Pleisse. A city of contrasts, where, in 1813, the devastating Battle of Nations was fought and where, in 1989, the Peaceful Revolution began. 

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Video-Bus-Sightseeing-Tour / 2 hours / max. 49 people per group / group-rate: 950 EURO
Bicycle Tour through Leipzig – Stadtführung mit dem Fahrrad in englischer Sprache

A guided tour by bicycle is perfect for those wishing to combine sightseeing with a little exercise. The tour takes you to the Leipzig Trade Fair Centre, the German Library, the exquisite Gohlis Palace, Schiller's House and around the Waldstrassenviertel, a 19th century residential area where nearly all the houses are listed buildings. This suburb is flanked by one of the largest city parks, the Rosental. We shall also visit the former Supreme Court, Monument to the Battle of Nations and the Russian Church. We look forward to showing you Leipzig's famous sights as well as many of its hidden treasures. Explore and enjoy!

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Sightseeing tour by bicycle / 3 hours / maximum 20 people per group
group-rate: 160 EURO + rent-a-bicycle 10 EURO p. person

Guided tours of museums

Guided Tour of the Bach-Museum Leipzig and St. Thomas Church - Führung durch das Bach-Museum Leipzig in englischer Sprache

The museum is located in a building which dates back to the early 18th century when it belonged to an intimate friend of Johann Sebastian Bach. It lies opposite to the St. Thomas Church where Bach was cantor.  The museum presents the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his family in an interactive multimedia exhibition covering an area of 750 square metres. One of the highlights is the treasure room, where original Bach manuscripts and other precious items are on display. The showpieces include the console of an organ inspected and approved by Bach himself in 1743 from the erstwhile St John's Church, a casket containing relics from Bach’s tomb, and a recently discovered cash box once owned by the Bach family. Furthermore, the pleasance, the audio room and the Gloria Café and a gift shop are all great places to relax after a busy time in the museum.

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1,5 hour / maximum 25 people per group / group-rate: 100 EURO + 8 EURO p.P. entrance fee to the Bach-Museum and St. Thomas Church 
Available languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, French, Polish, Czech and other.
Guided Visit of the Leipzig Fine Arts Museum
In 1837 the Leipzig Arts Association decided to found an art collection: the result was the Leipzig Fine Arts Museum. A guided visit to this museum will acquaint you with 500 years of European art. 
The new building in the city -centre, with its spacious and light-flooded architecture, allows the visitor a relaxed tour through four storeys of art focusing on different epochs, artists and themes. 

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1,5 hour / maximum 25 people per group / group-rate: 120 EURO + 8 EURO p.P. entrance fee to the museum
Guided Visit of the Mendelssohn-House – Besuch des Mendelssohn-Hauses in englischer Sprache

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy left many traces in Leipzig: He was the youngest director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra ever, he founded the first conservatory in Germany and on his initiative the world´s first monument for Johann Sebastian Bach was constructed. You can visit his last and only preserved flat where he lived with his family and then died much too early in 1847. The elegant home was restored to the original state with authentic furniture and watercolour paintings of Felix Mendelssohn himself. Autographs, documents and private belongings are exhibited.

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You are invited to book a tour through the Mendelssohn House, recommended duration 1 hour
group-rate: 80 EURO + 7,50 EURO p. person entrance
Guided Tour through the Former Reich’s Supreme Court Building: Law, Justice and Dictatorship – Führung durch das ehemalige Reichsgericht in englischer Sprache.

The impressive building from the late 19th century is today still the most beautiful court-house in Germany.  1933 it came into the spotlight of world history when the Nazis failed to misuse the High Court in a trial against political opponents.  A particular highlight is the representative, still historic “Main Courtroom” with windows of stained glass and gilt decorations. Moreover, the Court has its own historic ballroom with fantastic frescos and paintings and a dining room with a superb artful wooden ceiling. Today the building is the home of the” Federal Administrative Court”, one of the highest courts in Germany.

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1,5 hour / maximum 25 people per group / group-rate: 120 EURO (10 person, each additional person pays 5 EUR)

Boat trips

Boat Trips in Leipzig
On Leipzig’s waterways, you, your customers and staff can get to know the city from an entirely different side, exploring it by motor boat or canoe. A boat tour starting in the city port or at another point will take you through the idyllic Auwald forest and past impressive villas and residential buildings. Restored industrial complexes that today house lofts are a fascinating highlight of the tour. The Leipzig region with its more than 20 lakes, a top water quality and recreational options close to nature offers a broad selection of boat and canoe tours.
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1,5 hour / maximum 20 people per group / group-rate: 350 EURO
 

 

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