Leipzig Nightlife Tour, Leipzig (Self Guided)

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.
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Leipzig Nightlife Tour Map

Guide Name: Leipzig Nightlife Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Leipzig (See other walking tours in Leipzig)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: karenl
Zum Kakadu

1) Zum Kakadu

Zum Kakadu, on Roßplatz, is Leipzig’s most popular karaoke club. Besides karaoke they also feature parties and great music to dance to. Enjoy singing, dancing, a terrific atmosphere and an endless party at Zum Kakadu.

2) Moritzbastei

The Moritzbastei is the only remaining part of the ancient town fortifications of Leipzig. Today it is widely known as a cultural centre. The Moritzbastei was built as a bastion in between 1551-1554 under the supervision of the mayor Hieronymus Lotter, who was also responsible for Leipzig's Altes Rathaus (old town hall) which is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Germany. After being stormed for the first time in the Thirty Years War, the Moritzbastei lost its military function in the Seven Years War. Henceforth it served as a store for trade goods and workplace for a bell founder and a book printer.

In the period 1796-1834, the first public school was built over the basement of the Moritzbastei. It was the first school in Germany without confessional segregated classes and was destroyed in 1943 during World War II. From 1974 the Moritzbastei was rebuilt under the supervision of the University of Leipzig. More than 30,000 students were engaged in the reconstruction of the bastion, among them the recent Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. From 1982 onwards the Moritzbastei was the official students club of the University of Leipzig.

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Mephisto Bar

3) Mephisto Bar

The Mephisto Bar, opened in 1989, is famous for its feature drink, the Mephisto Feuer. During the daytime you can enjoy specialty coffees and during the evening have extravagant cocktails, as well as an extensive menu offered at all times. The red interior décor is true to its devil theme.
Spizz Jazz and Music Club

4) Spizz Jazz and Music Club

The Spizz Jazz and Music Club is always full of life and is considered one of Leipzig’s hottest spots. It has the city’s best view of the Old Town Hall, an extensive bar and a dance floor. Downstairs you can find live jazz, blues or soul music. A student club, entrance and prices are reasonable, with occasional free entrance for ladies.
Café Luise

5) Café Luise

Café Luise, one of Leipzig’s most beautiful and pleasant cafés, features good music, a wide variety of drinks and excellent food. Its interior design is eye-catching, especially the lovely wine rack. For guests who stay all Friday night, a breakfast buffet is offered on Saturday morning. This trendy bar is definitely worth a visit.

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.
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
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
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
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: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 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
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

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.