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Leipzig's rich history-a migrant's guide

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Leipzig's rich history-a migrant's guide

6 recensioni
Questa esperienza è raramente disponibile.
Durata
2 ore
Dimensioni del gruppo
Fino a 8 persone
Include
Drinks
Offerta in
Inglese
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Leipzig's rich history-a migrant's guide

camminata storica

Leipzig's rich history-a migrant's guide

6 recensioni
Questa esperienza è raramente disponibile.
Durata
2 ore
Dimensioni del gruppo
Fino a 8 persone
Include
Drinks
Offerta in
Inglese

Cosa farete

We will go on an exploration of the crazy mixture of history & architecture (Medieval, Renaissance, Cold War, contemporary), music (Bach, Wagner, punk) and literature (from Goethe to DDR poets) -- all compactly represented in the old city (Altstadt) and its immediate environs. We will see where Bach worked and composed, the inn where famous scenes from Goethe's Faust are set, the Renaissance fortification turned student bar/club with great beer and punk music, the medieval church that played a crucial role in the fall of the Wall and the reunification of Germany, and the university (home of luminaries like Leibniz, Nietzsche, Heisenberg, and not least, Angela Merkel!), which also has a curious tendency of being demolished and rebuilt by new political regimes! Along our way, we will also explore a unique facet of Leipzig's architecture, namely the network of "Passagen"/"Höfe" -- the covered and ornately decorated shopping arcades that pass through the city's buildings. While there will be a program, the tour is customisable if you have particular interests. The tour will take about 2 hours and will end with a local German beer in Barfußgässchen (barefoot-alley)!

Che cosa è incluso

Drinks
I will carry a couple bottles of water

Il tuo host

Thomas

Thomas

I'm a linguist by profession, working in Berlin and living in Leipzig for several years now. As an academic, I have lived and worked in many different parts of the world: I'm American, but before living in Germany, I lived and worked in Tromsø, Norway (in the northernmost university in the world) and also spend substantial amounts of time in India, where my wife is from. As someone who is both a visitor and a resident, I have a unique, migrant perspective on the vibrant and quirky city that is my current home --- Leipzig. I'm a history buff and language expert, fluent in both English and German, and I find myself making up guided tours of places in my head, on my frequent rambles around the city. I would love to share with you the many landmarks and historical gems that make this city unique.

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Dove ti troverai

Highlights: Altes Rathaus - one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. Thomaskirche - the church where Bach worked and composed Auerbachskeller - the original inn featured in Goethe's Faust Nikolaikirche - stunning medieval church that played a central role in German reunification University - one of the oldest in Germany Moritzbastei - fort turned bar Barfußgässchen - beautiful pedestrian street full of bars and restaurants

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Termini di cancellazione

È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto.

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Requisiti degli ospiti

Possono partecipare fino a 8 ospiti a partire dai 18 anni.

Altri consigli

If you have any special requests of places to see or things to do in the Altstadt, please let me know at the beginning, and I will do my best to accommodate you! Tours can be in English or German!
Thomas
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Leipzig's rich history-a migrant's guide
6 recensioni
$18 a persona
6 recensioni
$18 a persona