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Bike Tour

If you want to know what made Leipzig the most liveable city in Germany, take a bike ride with us to the sites and places that most guests do not get to see.Leipzig’s old town and its sights are without doubt one of the most interesting inner cities in Germany, if not Europe. However, the visitor experiences little there about everyday life, the atmosphere, the mood in the city; much less about the parks and the districts that made Leipzig the most liveable city in Germany. Time for a bike ride – Do not you think so? In our opinion the best way to get a solid overview of the city and its inhabitants. On our approximately three-hour bike ride you get an insight into the past and present of the fair city. From the tower of the Rosental you have a unique view over the city. The founders period district on Waldstraße is just as much on your route as the young, hip district of Plagwitz with its many small pubs, shops and gems. …

Music Tour

The music tour is especially for lovers of classical music a wonderful way to discover Leipzig. Based on the tradition of the Thomanerchor and the Thomaskantoren Leipzig developed into one of the most important music cities. Not only the Gewandhaus Orchestra contributed to the worldwide fame of the city. Many composers also left their stamp on the city. As a super-father among them is without doubt Johann Sebastian Bach. In its shadow, however, there is a lot to discover. Important innovators of music like Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy worked in Leipzig. Thus, through his work, he also founded the musical significance of the city in modern times. In this, the birthplace of Richard Wagner also became one of the most important places for composers worldwide. One reason for this was the importance of Leipzig as a book city. Around 1900, 80 percent of the world’s music was printed in Leipzig. Thus, the city was a hub of music, where many paths crossed. The music tour should follow these paths. Traces can still be found in the city …

City Walking Tour

St. Thomas — Peaceful Revolution 1989 — St. Nicolai — University Our city tour guides you through the historical town centre of Leipzig, taking in all its sightseeing highlights. During the guided tour, you will learn a lot about the history of the city and how this history continues to shape life in the city today in the form of surviving historical buildings. Our approximately two-hour tour of the city will provide you with an insightful introduction to four themes that have had the greatest influence on the city and its residents over the centuries. For example, we will see how Leipzig grew to become Europe’s biggest trade-fair city, with its exhibition buildings and merchant houses. We will also consider the significance of the book trade and the emergence of some of the world’s most important publishing houses. What would Leipzig be without music? Composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Wagner and  Schumann left their mark here. Indeed, they helped make Leipzig an important centre for classical music in Europe. You will learn about …

Colditz Castle

Almost 500 years old, but most famous for its younger history. Colditz Castle is especially in England known for hosting Oflag IV-C a Prisoners of War Camp during World War II. The Castle is located in Colditz, a small town on the river Mulde, that is roughly 50 km away from Leipzig. We recommend to take the trip from Leipzig by bike. The area is a paradise for riding road bike and not boring at all. On the way to Colditz you have the chance to explore the so called „Neuseenland“. The name can be translated as ‘New Lakeland’, because till the end of the GDR the area was dominated by open brown coal pits. Since the 1990s the former moonscape is getting transformed into a recreation area. If you prefer to take a trip that is more relaxed, we can arrange it as well. Just contact us: http://www.we-guide-leipzig.com/en/contact/