Architecture, History and Religion

Peaceful Revolution - The Fall of 89 in Leipzig

In 1982, when the first idealists came together in St. Nicholas to pray for peace, no one expected these gatherings to be the beginning of a never before seen revolution: the peaceful protesters of the Monday demonstrations went down in history.Our tour will take you to the hot spots of the events of the fall of 1989; e.g. St. Nicholas Church,...

Leipzig's Courtyards and Palaces - The Architecture of Leipzig as a Trade Fair City

Over the centuries the trade fair events shaped the architecture of the historical city center. There were these typical passage court yards, where the merchants offered their goods for sale. We would like to show you, how and why they started to build a new type of trade fair pavilion at the end of the 19th century so there is a special new...

Following Luther’s Footsteps through Leipzig

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” (Martin Luther) Leipzig – a city of Luther? You will be able to answer this question if you join us in the search for traces of Luther and Bach, following the Luther Trail. According...

Jewish Life in Leipzig

About 80 years ago the Jewish religious community of Leipzig totaled nearly 13,000 members, the sixth largest in all of Germany. The Jewish citizens actively took part in trade and business and hence contributed to the growth of the city and enriched its social and cultural life.But starting 1933, and especially after the “Night of Broken...

Passages, Buildings, Trade – A Walking Tour through Our Arcades

Today the renovated trade fair buildings of the late 19th and early 20th century boast a second intimate network of pathways through the inner city of Leipzig that put the today’s modern shopping malls to shame. And we will show you the prettiest short cuts and the shortest detours in our “Little Paris”. During the walking tour you will see the...

Leipzig’s New Face – The Historic City Center through the Ages

The topics of this tour are buildings that have been recently constructed, renovated and especially the ones in the city center that have undergone elaborate historical refurbishment. Comparing the buildings now with old pictures you will notice some major changes over the last 20 years. How did these buildings and places look before World War II...