Gohlis District of Leipzig Tour, Leipzig

The Gohlis district is full of great architectural and cultural attractions. The following tour will lead you to some of the most popular and interesting tourist attractions in this district of Leipzig.
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Gohlis District of Leipzig Tour Map

Guide Name: Gohlis District of Leipzig Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Leipzig (See other walking tours in Leipzig)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: karenl
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Bethesdakirche

1) Bethesdakirche

Bethesdakirche is one of two Evangelical Methodist churches in Leipzig. The installation of the organ with 1,098 pipes in 1955 changed the whole sanctuary. A new pulpit and a communion table replaced the previous altar as well.
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Friedenskirche

2) Friedenskirche

While many of the city's attractions are located in the center, a visit to Gohlis, a small village in the countryside, is well worth it. A part of the city since the late 19th century, it is where Friedenskirche can be found. Construction of this Neo-Gothic church began in 1871, designed by architect Hugo Altendorff. The church’s tower offers a great view of the surrounding landscape.
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Schillerhaus

3) Schillerhaus

The Schiller House, Leipzig’s oldest farmhouse, is where Friedrich Schiller worked on the second act of Don Carlos, edited Fiesco and wrote the first version of Ode to Joy in 1785. Built in 1717 as a residential house, in the late 18th century it was remodeled to create additional accommodation for summer visitors.

Operation hours: April - October: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm; November - March: Wednesday - Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
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Gohliser Schlösschen

4) Gohliser Schlösschen

Built in 1756, Gohliser Schlösschen served as a palace for bourgeois merchants and aristocrats for a long period of time. Located on the edge of Rosental Park, it is the only Rococo building in the city. Its elegant design, well-kept structure and rare interior decoration make it a jewel of Leipzig’s cultural history. It serves as a venue for social events, concerts, readings and ballet performances.
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Die Gohliser Wirtschaft

5) Die Gohliser Wirtschaft

Gohliser Black, Gohliser Bräu and Gohliser Kid are the three house beers that you can enjoy in this lively German Pub. In addition to its delicious food and beer, you can watch sports such as football and boxing here as well. It also has a private room with a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. The pub is popular among locals and visitors to Gohlis.
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Michaeliskirche

6) Michaeliskirche (must see)

Michaeliskirche in Leipzig is an evangelical church building devoted to Archangel Michael from the time of the turn of the 19th to the 20th century.The church is located at the intersection of several sight axes on the Nordplatz. The orientation in the north-south direction, which is aligned with the orientation of the northern suburbs, is unusual. The cross-shaped nave is on the choir side of chapels surrounded. The central, wide-seated tower in the south of the building rises 70 meters high, making it one of the highest church steeples in the city. The facade is executed in sandstone and carries rich architectural jewelry. Although still part of historicism , the architecture does not follow a clear stylistic program, but combines Renaissance , neo - Gothic ,

The Michaeliskirche has survived the destruction of the war unscathed and is distinguished by the original design of other church buildings of the epoch.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Leipzig Zoological Park

7) Leipzig Zoological Park (must see)

The Leipzig Zoological Park, opened in 1878 as a private zoo, is one of world's most fascinating and popular zoos. The aquarium, the petting zoo, the large carnivore exhibit and Pongoland, its monkey exhibit, are among its notable attractions. Combining the qualities of old zoo design with modern innovation, it is definitely worth a visit.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Natural History Museum

8) Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum contains geological, botanical, zoological and archaeological collections. Founded in 1906, its permanent exhibition covers 800 square meters of mainly regional items. In addition, special exhibitions are regularly featured. This popular attraction sees over 30,000 visitors each year.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 4:30 pm; Friday: 9 am - 1 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 4:30 pm

Walking Tours in Leipzig, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Leipzig

Create Your Own Walk in Leipzig

Creating your own self-guided walk in Leipzig is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Leipzig is renowned for its traditions, distinctive art and cultural heritage manifested in a number of landmarks fit to impress even the most well-traveled visitor. The city boasts some truly magnificent pieces of architecture; with the help of this orientation walk you should be able to find them with ease and have the best of time in Leipzig.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Cultural Walk in Leipzig

Cultural Walk in Leipzig

Leipzig is one of the richest and most artistic cities in Europe due to its connection with such famous names as Bach, Goethe and Mendelssohn. The art and cultural scene is shaped by its famous opera and theaters, landmarks, festivals and museums. Take the following tour to explore Leipzig’s most beautiful cultural attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Leipzig Museums Tour

Leipzig Museums Tour

Leipzig's museums and impressive collections have always played an important role in the city's history and culture. Its significant museums host many unique exhibitions. Take the following tour to discover Leipzig’s best museums.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Landmarks of Leipzig Tour

Landmarks of Leipzig Tour

Leipzig is known for its unique traditions, distinctive art and culture and a great number of landmarks that will impress even the most well-traveled visitor. It contains some of the most beautiful examples of the city's history. The following tour will help you discover Leipzig’s most attractive landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Center of Leipzig Tour

Center of Leipzig Tour

Those who enjoy exciting places will find plenty of attractions to their liking in the center of Leipzig, such as Brühl and Augustusplatz, where great bargains can be found. Take the following tour to discover the loveliest sites in this part of town.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Religious Buildings of Leipzig Tour

Religious Buildings of Leipzig Tour

The city of Leipzig boasts a great number of impressive, centuries-old churches, designed in various architectural styles – Romanesque, Baroque, Gothic and others. When in Leipzig, use this guide to discover the most beautiful religious buildings. It's truly worth it!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Leipzig for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Leipzig has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Leipzig, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.