City Tours

Tours will be available for booking via the online registration form beginning February 15, 2022. Registration deadline is 30 April 2022.

31 May 2022, Monday

­­Walking tour "On foot through the city".

The best way to get to know Leipzig for the first time is to take a stroll through the city with one of our tour guides. On the city walk you will get to know Leipzig's arcades, trade and trade fair courtyards with the Mädlerpassage, Barthels Hof and Specks Hof, see the city churches of St. Thomas and St. Nikolai and on Augustusplatz the Gewandhaus, Opera and University. At the market square you will find cultural-historical witnesses of the city and fair history with the Old City Hall, the Old Council Scales and the King's House.

Date: 31.05.2022, 17.00 - 18.30 h
Duration: 1.5 hours
Meeting point: Tourist Information, Katharinenstraße 8
Max. Number of participants: 25
Minimum number of participants:10
Price per person:12,00 €

The New City Hall with Tower Climbing

The New City Hall of Leipzig was opened in 1905 during the city's heyday. With 900 offices and many representative halls, it reflects the self-confidence of the bourgeoisie. At 114 meters, it was built the world's highest city hall tower to this day, from which we can enjoy the view of the city. The tower and the architecture in the style of historicism are reminiscent of the Pleißenburg castle standing here. From the castle are preserved the low-lying casemates, which are visited. So that the officials are always reminded of their work, the architect had a snail designed on each door handle... Come and see everything on our tour.

Date: 31.05.2022, 17:00 - 19:00 h
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting point: New City Hall, in front of the Ratskeller at Burgplatz
Max. Number of participants: 25
Minimum number of participants: 10
Price per person: 24,00 €


1 June 2022, Wednesday

Visit to the Federal Administrative Court (subject to reconfirmation)

Numerous trials took place here, of which the criminal proceedings in particular moved the national and international public - for example, the treason trial against Karl Liebknecht in 1907, the Reichswehr trial in Ulm in 1930 with the spectacular appearance of Hitler as a witness, and the Reichstag fire trial in 1933, which ended with the sentencing of van der Lubbe to death and the acquittal of the four communist defendants Dimitroff, Torgler, Popoff and Taneff.
In an approx. 45-minute lecture, you will learn interesting facts about the tasks and workings of the administrative courts as well as about the history and architecture of the former Reichsgericht building. Afterwards you will visit the entrance hall, three historic courtrooms, the Great Courtroom (former Dimitroff Museum), the dining room and the banqueting hall of the former apartment of the President of the Reichsgericht.

Date: 01.06.2022, 16.00 - 17.30 h
Duration: 1,5 hours
Meeting place: Federal Administrative Court Leipzig, entrance hall guard service, Simsonplatz 1, 04107 Leipzig
Max. Number of participants: 20
Minimum number of participants: 10
Price per person: 10,00 €

Boat tour on Leipzig's waterways

The trip starts at Leipzig's city port upstream on the White Elster, passing Germany's first mail-order house and the world's largest industrial building of the Wilhelminian period. Only a few kilometers from the center of Leipzig, you will pass through a river landscape with the largest contiguous floodplain forest in Germany and the former Palm Garden and Klingerhain. With the trip over the Karl-Heine-Canal we round off the tour through Leipzig's city center, with cafés, converted lofts and new industrial halls. A perspective of the city, which can only be explored via the magnificent waterways. Discover with us the "Little Venice" - Leipzig. The boatmen comment the motorboat tour with stories from the founding times of the districts Schleußig and Plagwitz.

Date: 01.06.2022, 16.40 - 17.50 h
Duration: 70 min
Meeting point: City harbor, right pier Schreberstraße 15/20
Max. Number of participants: 50

Minimum number of participants: 12
Price per person: 19,00 €

University of Leipzig - the campus tour with Paulinum

Discover the new campus at Augustusplatz with us. You will learn where the University of Leipzig has its roots, what ideas were at the forefront of the planning of the new buildings and what art treasures can be found in the new buildings today. The focus of the tour is on the New Augusteum and the the foyer There will be a report on the history of the old Paulinerkirche and especially on its new construction. You will get impressions of student life - both learning in the 24-hour library and partying in the Moritzbastei. We visit the various university buildings on campus and learn about their use. The interior tour of the Paulinum is part of the tour (if there are no events taking place in it).

Date: 01.06.2022, 17.00 - 18.30 h
Duration: 1,5 hours
Meeting point: Augustusplatz, Neues Augusteum, information counter on the ground floor
Max. Number of participants: 25
Minimum number of participants: 10
Price per person: 18,00 €

Night guard tour

"Hear ye people..." - At a late hour, the night watchman lights his lantern. Over the cozy squares and through the dark alleys his way leads past the most beautiful sights of the old town. When the hustle and bustle comes to a halt, he tells exciting and curious stories from the Leipzig of yesteryear - in his historical garb. About his prominent contemporaries such as Goethe, Schiller and the notorious mayor Romanus he reveals many a spicy incident.

Date: 01.06.2022, 19.00 - 20.30 h
Duration: 1,5 hours
Meeting place: Nikolaikirchhof, memorial column
Max. Number of participants: 50
Minimum number of participants: 10
Price per person: 23,00 €


2 June 2022, Thursday

MDR Studio Tour

The two-hour tour begins with an informational film about MDR, takes you through the studios of "MDR aktuell" and "Hier ab vier" and then into the broadcasting control room. Afterwards, you can enjoy the panoramic view from the 13th floor of the MDR skyscraper. On the neighboring grounds of media city leipzig, you will visit the production facilities of "In aller Freundschaft" including workshops, the mdr news studio, the costume store and finally the souvenir store (schedule subject to change).

Date: 02.06.2022, 10.00 - approx. 12.00 h
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Meeting point: media city leipzig, Foyer, Altenburger Straße 15, 04275 Leipzig
Max. Number of participants: 20
Minimum number of participants: 10
Price per person: € 22.00

Guided tour of the factory and the Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig

What's special about this museum is that people really work here. You can watch and are thus introduced to the old craft of making books and printed matter.
During a guided tour, the most diverse machines are demonstrated and explained to you: casting machines for the production of lead type, typesetting machines that work line by line or with single letters, and all kinds of printing presses. A hand setter will also introduce you to his work.

Date: 02.06.2022, 15.00 - 16.30 h
Duration: 1.5 hours
Meeting place: Museum of Printing Art, Nonnenstraße 38, 04229 Leipzig, Germany
Max. Number of participants: 50
Minimum number of participants: 10
Price per person: 15,00 €

Guided tour of the Mendelssohn House

The apartment where Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy lived and died was restored in the late Biedermeier style. It is the world's only museum in honor of this great German composer and virtuoso in the authentic place. With the reopening, you can expect about 600 square meters more exhibition space since February 3, 2014. The museum houses numerous treasures - original furniture, letter and music autographs, first prints of some works, Mendelssohn's watercolors and portraits. Learn about this on a guided tour and then conduct a virtual orchestra or choir as a conductor in the world's unique Effektorium and visit the library with all its fascinating information paths.

Date: 02.06.2022, 16.30 - 17.30 h
Duration: 1 hour
Meeting point: Mendelssohn House, Goldschmidtstraße 12, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Max. Number of participants: 15

Minimum number of participants: 10
Price per person: 15,00 €