Gohlis District Tour (Self Guided), 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 Tour Map

Guide Name: Gohlis District 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: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: karenl
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bethesdakirche
  • Friedenskirche
  • Schillerhaus
  • Gohliser Schlösschen
  • Die Gohliser Wirtschaft
  • Michaeliskirche
  • Leipzig Zoological Park
  • Natural History Museum

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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
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.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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 - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm.

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