Top Attractions & Things to Do in Leipzig

2021-11-08T16:47:39+01:00

Westwerk Kaiserbad Leipzig I Leipzig Free Tours The city of Leipzig, long known since the Middle Ages for its fairs and markets, lies in the Saxon Lowlands at the junction of the Weisse Elster and the Pleisse rivers. This setting on important trade routes gave Leipzig considerable commercial power, and after being granted the privilege of holding fairs, it became the leading city in Saxony after Dresden. Leipzig also became a centre of art and learning, as well as an important centre for the book trade. This legacy lives on, as seen by its old-established publishing houses, major libraries [...]

Top Attractions & Things to Do in Leipzig2021-11-08T16:47:39+01:00

Leipzig – City of Battle. City of Trade.

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By Carlos S. Francis   The beauty of every city has a tale to tell. Paris. An unruly people. After all, they were the first to lop off the heads of royalty denying the central principle of pre-Enlightenment Europe-- the divine right of Kings to rule. If Parisians were unhappy the cry "Aux Barricades!" rang out. The narrow winding streets of medieval Paris made it easy to create roadblocks and each street became a stronghold. Emperor Napoleon III commissioned Baron Haussmann (1809-1891) to design a new city. New squares. New parks. And broad boulevards. Beautiful. And far easier to stamp out [...]

Leipzig – City of Battle. City of Trade.2021-11-08T16:48:31+01:00

“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa

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By Carlos S. Francis   Robert Capa (1913 to 1954, born André Friedmann) and the love of his life, Greta Taro (1910-1937, born Gerta Pohorylle), lived by these words. And died by them. They are among the greatest war photographers of history. Our images of World War II (1939-45), the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and the second Sino-Japanese war (1937-45) were painted by these two lovers, who created modern war photography we know it today. Leipzig was a city of fate for Robert Capa. It was here he took his famous set of photos "the last man to die in Europe" [...]

“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa2021-11-08T16:50:35+01:00

A Boat trip on the Karl Heine Canal in Leipzig, Plagwitz

2021-05-12T15:34:32+02:00

There's nothing better for a sunny autumn day than a tour by boat through Leipzig Plagwitz. We took a tour for you and will tell you what there is to discover.     We start at the Schreberbad and head up the Elstermühlgraben towards the west, parallel to Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße. There are also canals leading into the city, which are planned to be adapted to the existing connections from 2023 but only for smaller boats. The Schreberbad itself was opened in 1866 as a men's bathing establishment, with the ladies being added just under 2 years later. War damage meant that the [...]

A Boat trip on the Karl Heine Canal in Leipzig, Plagwitz2021-05-12T15:34:32+02:00

Discovering Leipzig – Südfriedhof (Southern Cemetery)

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Leipzig's largest cemetery is located near the Battle of Nations Monument in the southern part of the city. The complex is considered one of the largest cemeteries in Germany, covering an area of 82 hectares including the crematorium and columbarium located on the site. The building complex of the crematorium consists of two smaller chapels and a large main hall with a 63-meter high bell tower. Südfriedhof Leipzig Allee I Leipzig Free Tours - Walk like a local A place of superlatives For 130 years, the people of Leipzig have buried their deceased at the Südfriedhof. With time, a [...]

Discovering Leipzig – Südfriedhof (Southern Cemetery)2021-05-04T19:45:43+02:00

Leipzig – Our insider tips for a perfect weekend

2021-04-23T21:53:27+02:00

Karl Heine Kanal I Leipzig Free Tours - Walk like a local I Free Walking Tour I Leipzig www.leipzigfreetours.com Leipzig - the city on the edge of Saxony is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful German cities and has been enjoying increasing popularity among tourists and Leipzigers for several years. We have compiled all the important Leipzig tips for a short vacation in the trade fair city. With our Leipzig insider tips you will find the best places, the most beautiful destinations and the hottest clubs in the city. Leipzig Tip #1: Leipzig Central Station For most visitors to [...]

Leipzig – Our insider tips for a perfect weekend2021-04-23T21:53:27+02:00

Top 10 Leipzig Attractions

2021-04-22T16:08:38+02:00

Leipzig is currently the most sought-after city, especially among young people, and one of the most sought-after destinations for a city break. And not without reason: The student city of Leipzig is full of history, joie de vivre and sights! From the historic Nikolai Church to the zoo and trendy neighborhoods, everyone gets their money's worth. Fancy Leipzig? Then follow us to the best Leipzig sights.   Old Leipzig City Hall & Naschmarkt | Top 1 of the best Leipzig attractions Altes Rathaus Leipzig I Leipzig Free Tours - Walk like a local The Old Leipzig Town Hall is really [...]

Top 10 Leipzig Attractions2021-04-22T16:08:38+02:00

Top Sights in Leipzig

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Leipzig has a lot to offer, so picking what attractions to see on the first visit is often difficult. Therefore, I would like to present some of my personal highlights here. Some of them can also be admired as part of our Free Tour Leipzig, others can be found a little further outside of the centre of the city of Leipzig. Barthels-Hof-Leipzig Arriving in Leipzig, the first thing not to miss is the city center and the magnificent facades. Particularly impressive here are the numerous old trading yards with their centuries-old history. The oldest and most hidden is Barthel's [...]

Top Sights in Leipzig2021-11-08T16:54:12+01:00

The University that brought down a regime

2021-03-15T14:37:30+01:00

University of Leipzig with St Pauls Church © Universität Leipzig by Carlos S. Francis For more than 700 years St Paul's University Church, the heart of the University of Leipzig (1409), had survived. The Thirty Years War (1618-48) that killed 20 percent of all Germans, the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), and even the ferocious Anglo-American air raid on December 4, 1943 that showered bombs on the city, had not touched it. The bombs slid off the steeply sloping roof and the interior of the church was untouched. The brave people of Leipzig threw water at the roaring flames and [...]

The University that brought down a regime2021-03-15T14:37:30+01:00

Top Tips for Getting to Leipzig

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Ventil Leipzig is to the south west of Berlin in the east of Germany and while not quite as easy to get to as the capital, you have plenty of options available. While planning such a trip may seem daunting and time consuming, it is worth it to explore the fascinating city of Leipzig. Plus, with our top tips below, you will be able to quickly arrange the travelling aspect and save money at the same time. We will be waiting to welcome you on one of our tours when you arrive! Airport Parking If you plan to drive [...]

Top Tips for Getting to Leipzig2021-03-15T15:05:42+01:00

Top 5 free things to do in Leipzig

2021-03-28T15:11:00+02:00

There are plenty of free things to do in Leipzig, especially during the summer, and in this article, I will introduce some of my favorites. So what to do in Leipzig? streetart leipzig Always recommended is a stroll over Karl-Heine-Straße in the borough of Plagwitz. After some window shopping around the little shops on the avenue, take a closer look at the cafes such as Dipasquale which is my favorite when it comes to coffee. If on a budget, you will also find a Späti there that allows for a drink on the cheap that you can enjoy sitting [...]

Top 5 free things to do in Leipzig2021-03-28T15:11:00+02:00

Top things to do on a trip to Germany

2021-03-15T15:09:56+01:00

As a local, I am offering some insights on what might be most interesting, delicious or exciting on a trip to Germany. Arriving in Berlin, you will be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and what's on offer. Although a classic, I do recommend eating “Currywurst”. One of the best places to do so is Curry36 in Kreuzberg. For a great view while sipping some cocktails during the evening, head to Andel’s hotel’s bar Loft14 in Prenzlauer Berg. You will have a great view towards Fersehturm from this spot that not many people actually know about (not even Berliners). [...]

Top things to do on a trip to Germany2021-03-15T15:09:56+01:00
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