This free walking tour is the best way to get to know Leipzig, one of the most important cities in the German state of Saxony. Immerse yourself in its incredible history, music and culture.
Leipzig Free Walking Tour Itinerary
Meet your guide in Augustusplatz, the largest square in Leipzig, ready to begin your guided walking tour of the historic German city. You won't have far to go before you reach your first stop: the world-renowned Oper Leipzig. It is the third oldest Opera House in Europe and is just one example of the great musical tradition entwined in the city, which has seen the likes of Bach and Wagner working here. Continuing along the music theme, you'll arrive at the Gewandhaus, an important concert hall which, along with the orchestra of the same name, is a symbol of the city.
You'll next reach the Leipzig University, the second oldest university in Germany, having opened its doors in 1409, before continuing on to see the New Town Hall and the Federal Administrative Court House, one of the country's five high courts which has the appearance of a royal palace more than a judicial building.
The St. Thomas Church, or Thomaskirche in German, will be the next stop on your tour. The 12th century Gothic church is not only popular with tourists for its historic architecture, but also as the place where Bach worked as a music director over 260 years ago. At the entrance to the church, a statue has been erected in honour of the legendary composer-musician, whose remains are buried here underneath a simple bronze plaque.
After learning more about the life of this great musical figure, you'll head back on your route to Auerbachs Keller, one of Europe's oldest taverns, worth a visit for its spectacular architecture!
Lose yourself in the streets of Leipzig yet again in the direction of Markt, the historic market place. Admire the Renaissance-style buildings surrounding it, including the Old Town Hall. Finally, you'll visit the statue of Goethe and the imposing St. Nicholas Church, one of the oldest in the city, before your free walking tour comes to an end.
- It is not possible to participate in this free tour if you are a group of more than 6 people.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children permitted per adult.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.