Religious Buildings of Leipzig Tour, Leipzig (Self Guided)

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!
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Religious Buildings of Leipzig Tour Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings of Leipzig Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Leipzig (See other walking tours in Leipzig)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Author: karenl

1) Bethanienkirche

Bethany Church, an Evangelical Lutheran church built in 1933, was designed by Leipzig architect Carl William. The church is illuminated with 14 high windows and there is also a colored medieval sculpture of Christ located in the center of the community hall.

2) Heilandskirche

Heilandskirche, an Evangelical Lutheran church in the Plagwitz district, was built in 1888, designed by architect Johannes Otzen as a hall church with a brick facade. The red-roofed tower, at 86 meters, is the second tallest in Leipzig. In addition to the original Sauer organ, in 1993 a second one was installed, which was a gift from a Dutch organization.

3) Philippuskirche

Philip Church, built in 1910, was designed by Leipzig architect Alfred Muller. Located at the intersection of Aurelienstraße and Helmholtzstraße, it has a 63 meter tower. The church is decorated with Art Nouveau embellishments and has a Romanesque organ built by Jehmlich that is still in original condition.
Lindenau Liebfrauen

4) Lindenau Liebfrauen

The foundation stone of Lindenau Liebfrauen (Our Lady of Lindeau) was set in May 1907 by Bishop Aloys Schaefer. On July 7, 1908 the bronze bells were installed and the congregation was called to its first worship ceremony in the new church. Between 1913 and 1916, the church received a colorful mural with the motives of the Seven Joys of Mary, installed by Leipzig's painter Henry Hinrichs. After the World War II, the church was renovated and its interior remodeled. This was done according to plans of Arthur Becker/Kemberg and with a great assistance of many local volunteers.

5) Nathanaelkirche

Nathanaelkirche is an Evangelical Lutheran church located in the Lindenau district. Built in 1884 in the Gothic style, designed by architects A. Hartel and C. Lipsius, it has a 74 meter tower. The interior is also designed in the Gothic style. From 1977 to 1994, the church was closed for restoration and its interior was significantly altered.

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
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
Leipzig Architecture Tour

Leipzig Architecture Tour

Anyone who wants to delve into Leipzig's interesting history should see its collection of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Germany. The city has many impressive historic monuments and contemporary constructions by world famous architects. Take this tour to discover Leipzig’s most amazing architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 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
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

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.