Leipzig Museums Tour, Leipzig

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.
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Leipzig Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Leipzig Museums Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Leipzig (See other walking tours in Leipzig)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: karenl
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Bach Museum

1) Bach Museum (must see)

The Bach Museum, built in 1711 by the Bose family, is a Baroque architecture dedicated to the famous composer. Here you can see documents, letters and other archives about Bach, a collection of musical instruments from his day and his monument. Located next to St. Thomas Church, be sure to check out this fascinating museum during your visit to Leipzig.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6...   view more
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Museum der Bildenden Künste (Museum of Fine Arts)

2) Museum der Bildenden Künste (Museum of Fine Arts) (must see)

The Museum der Bildenden Künste is a museum of fine arts in Leipzig. On 7,000 square meters of display area, 3,500 paintings, 1,000 sculptures and 60,000 graphical works are shown. It covers artworks from the Late Middle Ages to Modernity. The museum dates back to the founding of the "Leipzig Art Association" by Leipzig art collectors and promoters in 1837, and had set itself the goal of creating an art museum. On 10 December 1848, the association was able to open the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Stadtgeschichtliches Museum

3) Stadtgeschichtliches Museum

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum is part of an association of several museums, each focusing on a different subject. As a whole, they present a picture of Leipzig’s history, origins and spirit from the Middle Ages to the present. Founded in 1909, the museum regularly hosts special exhibitions including pottery from the 1300s, and houses over 200,000 artifacts. Check out this museum for one of the best insights into the city's past.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6...   view more
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Antikenmuseum der Stadt

4) Antikenmuseum der Stadt (must see)

Part of the University of Leipzig, the Museum of Antiquities is home to a variety of archaeological pieces including some great examples of Aegean arts and crafts. The collection consists of over 8,000 marble and bronze sculptures, vintage pottery and a number of lovely busts.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Thursday; Saturday - Sunday: 12 pm - 5...   view more
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Agyptisches Museum der Universitat Leipzig

5) Agyptisches Museum der Universitat Leipzig

Located on Burgstrasse, Leipzig’s Egyptian Museum is home to an impressive collection of artifacts, including sarcophagi, monuments and items from tombs. Part of the University of Leipzig, its exhibits help reconstruct ancient Egyptian life and history. With over 10,000 pieces from all over Egypt, it is a fascinating repository from the land of the Pharaohs.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5...   view more
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Mendelssohn Haus

6) Mendelssohn Haus (must see)

One of Leipzig’s finest historic sites is the home of the great musician Felix Mendelssohn. Today it serves as a museum with beautifully decorated Biedermeier style rooms, as it was during Mendelssohn's time. It contains original furniture and features concerts and other events.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6...   view more
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Grassi Museum Complex

7) Grassi Museum Complex (must see)

The Grassi Museum is a building complex in Leipzig, home to three museums: the Ethnography Museum, Musical Instruments Museum, and Applied Arts Museum. It is sometimes known as the "Museums in the Grassi", or as the "New" Grassi Museum (to distinguish it from the older building with this name, now home to the municipal library). The museum is named for Franz Dominic Grassi, a Leipzig businessman of Italian descent, who bequeathed over two million marks to the city upon his...   view more

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.
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
Gohlis District of Leipzig Tour

Gohlis District of Leipzig Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 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
Leipzig Nightlife Tour

Leipzig Nightlife Tour

Although Leipzig is known for its association with classical music, this does not mean that it is a sleepy town. It has one of Europe’s most dynamic nightlife scenes, where you can party, enjoy amazing cocktails and great music. Take this tour to explore Leipzig's best nightclubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Leipzig Religious Sites Tour

Leipzig Religious Sites Tour

Leipzig has a large variety of amazing churches to discover. These architectural masterpieces grace the city's streets and squares. Follow this tour to see Leipzig’s most fascinating and popular religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 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