With all buses and trams banished to outside the city centre and cars kept to a minimum, Leipzig is a pedestrian’s paradise.
The delightful East German city is a pleasure to explore on foot, with its compact central district fitting an incredible number of attractions – including six museums, two concert halls, two churches, three shopping malls, and two large plazas – into a relatively small space. If you’d like to traverse Leipzig’s streets while learning all about the city’s rich history, there are a number of guided walking tours on offer. We’ve compared the best below.
Johan Sebastian Bach Walking Tour
Legendary German composer Bach remains indelibly linked with Leipzig and classical music enthusiasts can learn all about his connections to the city on this 2.5-hour guided tour. Starting late afternoon, you’ll visit some of Leipzig’s most important institutions and attractions – many of which have played a role in the city’s rich musical past, including the Leipzig Opera House and St. Nicholas Church. Along the way, your guide will regale you with fascinating tales and facts about this long-standing musical heritage. From €20 per person.
Leipzig Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
Get to know Leipzig through the eyes of a passionate local on this insightful introduction to the city. With no set itinerary, you can customise the tour to your specific preferences or leave it up to the local to decide where you go. With tours running for anything from 2 to 6 hours, you’ll have time to see as much of the city as you wish, with no rush. Guests can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel or city centre location. From €40 per person.
Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour
Every city has a dark underbelly and Leipzig is no different. This spine-tingling 1.5-hour tour invites you to experience the haunted side of Leipzig by entering a world of grisly legends, creepy secrets, and goose-bump-inducing events of the past. You’ll also learn about why Leipzig has been such an important destination for those who believed in ghosts, even bustling with gravediggers who would bury people alive. From €14 per person.
The Instagrammable Spots of Leipzig with a Local
If you want to spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then this tour could be for you. Over 1.5 hours, your in-the-know guide will take you to some of the city’s most Insta-worthy spots while you learn all about its secrets from a local’s perspective. Highlights include stop-offs at the gothic and baroque St. Thomas Church, the bustling street life of Mädler-Passage, the Old Town Hall, and the City Panorama Tower. From €60 per person.
Sightseeing and Food Tour
Leipzig has a vibrant culinary scene that spans both traditional German classics and contemporary fare too. This 3-hour tour lets you discover (and taste) some of the city’s most mouth-watering delicacies and dishes while also learning about its history, visiting major landmarks, and traversing its unique network of arcades. During the tour, you’ll stop at five to six tasting stations to try local treats while your guide explains the history of the region’s cuisine and culture. The tour price includes all food and drink. From €48 per person.