Top Attractions & Things to Do in Leipzig

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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

Consejos para su estancia en Leipzig

2021-05-02T19:06:47+02:00

Planifique sus vacaciones en una de las ciudades alemanas mas de moda ¿Está planeando pasar sus próximas vacaciones en Sajonia y está pensando en hacer una parada en Leipzig? Entonces no debería perderse nuestros consejos sobre Leipzig. La ciudad, famosa por sus rincones secretos y su escena artistica, no necesita esconderse ante las demás ciudades y cautiva a todo visitante con su incomparable encanto hippie. Si está planeando una escapada a Leipzig, unas vacaciones cortas o un viaje de fin de semana en Alemania, debería tener la ciudad sajona en su radar. Numerosos lugares de interés, actividades culturales, exuberantes parques verdes, [...]

Consejos para su estancia en Leipzig2021-05-02T19:06:47+02:00

Leipzig Highlights – The best tips for a perfect weekend

2021-04-26T16:02:46+02:00

Leipzig Free Tours – Walk like a local I Free Walking Tour Leipzig I www.leipzigfreetours.com Maybe you are looking for a new destination for a city trip within Germany? Then we can highly recommend Leipzig! In this blog article we tell you what you can experience in Leipzig and of course reveal our personal tips and highlights for a successful weekend in Leipzig. Leipzig - or better said Hypezig! Leipzig is the better Berlin, some say. Leipzig is a city of the creative and young, a hipster city if you will, but still has plenty of classic sights to offer. [...]

Leipzig Highlights – The best tips for a perfect weekend2021-04-26T16:02:46+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

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

Honecker’s Guest House

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Honecker's Guest House of the Council of Ministers and Politburo of the GDR Erich Honecker was a regular at the former "Guest House of the Council of Ministers and Politburo of the GDR" when it was opened in 1968 by SED head of state Walter Ulbricht. In addition to Ulbricht, successor Erich Honecker also made guest appearances at least twice a year during the Leipziger Messe. Other GDR figures and foreign guests came, too. In 1983, a billion dollar loan for the almost bankrupt GDR was negotiated by Honecker and Bavarian Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauss in a bomb-proof [...]

Honecker’s Guest House2021-03-15T15:03:55+01:00
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