Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Leipzig, Germany

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Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 6.8 km
Ascend 82 m
Descend 86 m

Explore Leipzig in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in LeipzigIndividual Sights in Leipzig

Sight 1: St. Lukas-Kirche

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St. Luke's Church is a Protestant church in the east of Leipzig in the center of the district of Volkmarsdorf. The 71-metre-high tower, crowned with a pointed helmet, is the district's landmark, which can be seen from afar. Since 2015, the Old Lutheran St. Trinitatis parish in Leipzig has been using the sacred building of the SELK.

Wikipedia: Lukaskirche (Leipzig) (DE), Architect Wikipedia

1018 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: Apelstein 42

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Apelstein 42

The Apel-stones, named after the writer Theodor Apel from Leipzig who commissioned them, mark important events during the Battle of Leipzig. There are 50 in total. They were sculpted by A. F. Aster, and put up between 1861 and 1865.

Wikipedia: Apel-stones (EN)

782 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Reclam-Museum

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Reclam-Museum Dipl.-Des. Michael Kewitsch, Leipzig / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Reclam Museum is a book museum in the Leipzig Graphischen Viertel, Kreuzstraße 12. It includes an exhibition of around 10,000 books, books etc. from Reclam's Universal Library from its beginnings in 1867 to the present day. It is the only museum and the most comprehensive collection of its kind to publications by Reclam publishers.

Wikipedia: Reclam-Museum (DE), Website

420 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Rabensteinplatz

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The Rabensteinplatz is a square in the eastern suburb of Leipzig. Historically a place of execution, it was designed to form a green area in the 19th century. Rabensteinplatz is under monument protection.

Wikipedia: Rabensteinplatz (DE)

171 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University

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The Museum of Musical Instruments of the University of Leipzig is a museum in Leipzig, Germany. It is located on Johannisplatz, near the city centre. The museum belongs to the University of Leipzig and is also part of the Grassi Museum, whose other members are the Museum of Ethnography and the Museum of Applied Arts.

Wikipedia: Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University (EN), Website

272 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Alter Johannisfriedhof

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Alter Johannisfriedhof

The Alter Johannisfriedhof is the oldest burial ground in the city of Leipzig, Germany. It began in 1278, as part of the Johannishospital in Leipzig, a leper hospital. It was later attached to the Johanniskirche, which was destroyed in World War II. In 1536 it became the common burial ground for the city of Leipzig, and expanded several times. It was also re-modeled in the style of the Camposanto in Pisa, a popular style of cemetery in Germany. In 1680 and 1805 the graveyard was expanded by the additions of sections three and four respectively, then the fifth and the final extension took place between 1827 and 1863. 1883 saw its last burial.

Wikipedia: Alter Johannisfriedhof (EN)

638 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Lincks Gartenhaus

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Linck's garden house is a reconstructed garden house in the Leipzig Seeburg district. It was built by the Leipzig pharmacist Johann Heinrich Linck to the younger. It is currently used by a law firm.

Wikipedia: Lincks Gartenhaus (DE)

1143 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 8: Landgericht Leipzig

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The Leipzig Regional Court is a court of the ordinary jurisdiction of the state of Saxony.

Wikipedia: Landgericht Leipzig (DE)

399 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Goerdeler-Denkmal

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Carl Friedrich Goerdeler was a German conservative politician, monarchist, executive, economist, civil servant and opponent of the Nazi regime. He opposed some anti-Jewish policies while he held office and was opposed to the Holocaust.

Wikipedia: Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (EN)

506 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Academy for Visual Arts

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Academy for Visual Arts

The Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) or Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig is one of the oldest art schools in Germany, dating back to 1764. The school has four colleges specializing in fine arts, graphic design, photography and new media art.

Wikipedia: Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (EN), Website

295 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig - Bibliotheca Albertina

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Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig - Bibliotheca Albertina

Leipzig University Library, known also as Bibliotheca Albertina, is the central library of the University of Leipzig. It is one of the oldest German university libraries.

Wikipedia: Leipzig University Library (EN), Website

327 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Neubau

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The Gallery for Contemporary Art (GfZK) is an exhibition venue for contemporary art and a museum for art after 1945 in Leipzig, Germany.

Wikipedia: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (DE), Website

157 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst

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Herfurthsche Villa on Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 11 in Leipzig is a three-storey villa.

Wikipedia: Herfurthsche Villa (Leipzig) (DE), Website

124 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: HTWK Leipzig Wiener Bau Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

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HTWK Leipzig Wiener Bau Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

The Municipal Trade School Leipzig was a higher professional school. Numerous changes in name, connections with other institutions, and level increases and profile matches eventually led to today's University of Technology, Economics and Culture Leipzig (HTWK).

Wikipedia: Städtische Gewerbeschule Leipzig (DE), Website

89 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Villa S. Sieskind

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The Theaterhochschule Leipzig was a theatre school in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, which existed from 1953 to 1992. The official name was Theaterhochschule "Hans Otto" Leipzig.

Wikipedia: Theaterhochschule Leipzig (EN)

422 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: Lutherkirche

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The Lutherkirche is an Evangelical Lutheran church on the Johannapark in the Leipzig Bachviertel. It is part of the educational campus Forum Thomanum.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Leipzig) (DE), Url

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