Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #5 in Leipzig, Germany

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Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 4.2 km
Ascend 48 m
Descend 56 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: Botanischer Garten Leipzig

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The Leipzig Botanical Garden is a 3.5-hectare botanical garden maintained by the University of Leipzig and is located at Linnéstraße 1, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. It is the oldest botanical garden in Germany and among the oldest in the world, and open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Leipzig Botanical Garden (EN), Website

1245 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: 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 3: 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)

862 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 4: Bayerischer Bahnhof

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Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof is Germany's oldest preserved railway station, located in Leipzig, Germany, in the southeastern part of the district Mitte. The station was first opened in 1842 for the Leipzig–Hof railway by the Saxon-Bavarian Railway Company, later taken over by the Royal Saxon State Railways and operated as the Saxon-Bavarian State Railways.

Wikipedia: Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof (EN), Website

522 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Peterskirche

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Peterskirche

Old St. Peter's Church is a Lutheran parish and church in the old town of Leipzig, Germany. The present church building, in Gothic Revival style, was erected from 1882 onwards at the Gaudigplatz, and also serves as a concert venue. It replaced a former building at a different location.

Wikipedia: St. Peter, Leipzig (EN), Website

533 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Heinrich-Heine-Denkmal

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The Heinrich Heine monument in Leipzig is one of the first monuments that were built in the city after the Second World War. It was inaugurated on the 150th birthday of the poet. The material comes from the base of the victory monument dismantled in 1946 on the market.

Wikipedia: Heinrich-Heine-Denkmal (Leipzig) (DE)

427 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Floßplatz

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The raft site [ˈflɔsˌplat͡s] – pronounced by "short O" [ɔ] in Leipzig – is the remnant of a larger historical complex that for centuries served to supply the city of Leipzig with firewood, but also with building timber. It owes its name to its function as an urban stacking and selling place for the timber rafted across the Elster and Pleiße. In its history, it was therefore sometimes called Holzplatz or Churfürstlicher Holzplatz.

Wikipedia: Floßplatz (Leipzig) (DE)

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