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Discover the Top 10 attractions to visit Leipzig with Irro Charter!

Top 10 attractions to see in Leipzig with Irro Charter

The famous town of Leipzig, known since the Middle Ages for its fairs and markets, is located in the Lowlands of Saxony at the junction of the rivers Weisse Elster and Pleisse. This location on important trade routes gave Leipzig great economic influence, and after being granted the privilege of holding fairs, it became the leading city of Saxony after Dresden. Leipzig also developed into a center of learning and art and, of course, a major book trade center. Today, Leipzig is one of East Germany's most popular tourist destinations and, thanks to its rich cultural and musical heritage, is often referred to as one of Europe's most livable cities. Don't think spending a day in the city is enough, you will want enough time to visit its esteemed museums, pause for a concert in one of its churches, and enjoy the pastries in at least one of its popular cafés.

Leipzig is relatively small and easily accessible by modern tour bus vehicles, so might you want think about employing our bus rental services. Irro Charter is a family-owned and operated bus company with more than four decades of experience in the charter bus and and bus rental industry. Our local airport shuttle and tour bus depot offers a huge number of different charter bus vehicles. Whether you require only an airport shuttle transfer, a tour bus transfer within the the city, a full day bus rental, or large chartered bus group transportation, our Irro Charter booking team is waiting to hear from you.

If you have not quite yet decided which attractions to visit in Leipzig first, please have a look at our Top 10 bus company tour bus suggestions for Leipzig:

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  1. St. Thomas Church

    When exploring Leipzig by tour bus, your first stop should be the famous St. Thomas Church which is well known internationally, of course thanks to Johann Sebastian Bach, who was the cantor of this beautiful Gothic church from 1723 to 1750. The church has also been Bach's burial place since 1950, and you can find his ledger stone on the choir floor and see a statue in his honor outside. Furthermore, the St. Thomas Choir Church is one of the most prestigious in the world, and you can come and hear the choir perform on Fridays and Sundays. Senckenberg Natural History Museu
  2. Battle of the Nations Monument

    One of the most important monuments of Germany and a leading example of the Wilhelmine School of Architecture is the imposing Battle of the Nations Monument, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal. The largest war memorial in Europe was completed in 1913 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Nations in Leipzig in 1813. Almost 600,000 soldiers fought on this battlefield in the biggest battle in Europe before the First World War. Napoleon's army was crushingly defeated and Napolean was forced to retreat to France, finally leading to his exile to Elba the year after.
  3. Bach Museum

    While visiting St. Thomas Church, make sure to also visit the Bach Museum opposite St. Thomas Church. The museum is dedicated to displaying the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Perhaps the most exciting exhibition is the Treasure Room, where Bach's hand-written music manuscripts are kept in glass cases. You can also find musical instruments, such as the console of the organ he played, the violin of his orchestra, and the viola d'amore, designed by his close friend Johann Christian Hoffmann.
  4. Market Square

    Whenever you visit Leipzig, there is a chance that something is happening on the market square. You're going to be able to get a glimpse of the locals' lives, many Leipzig visitors from around the world can also be seen here. During the winter, the market square is the location of Leipzig's famous Christmas market. At other times there are weekly farmers markets and the Easter market, while during the Wave-Gothic-Treffen which is the largest Gothic festival in the world, there are medieval themed stalls and side-shows on the square. Take your time to explore, your bus charter Europe driver will be waiting for you however long your visit might be.
  5. New Town Hall

    Easy to reach by tour bus, the New Town Hall is a monumental building in the late German Renaissance style, taking residence majestically at the southwest corner of Leipzig's Old Town. With construction having been completed in 1905, this massive building occupies the site of the 13th-century town of Pleissenburg, and parts of the old castle are part of the 115-metre-high central tower.
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  7. Botanical Garden

    A visit to Leipzig's Botanical Garden is a good way to relax for a few hours. The garden originally acted as a medicinal plant garden for Leipzig University Starting in 1877, but its roots in fact trace back to the 16th century. This huge site of nine acres houses more than 7,000 species of plants with examples from Eastern Europe, North America, Asia, and South America. The highlight is the series of large greenhouses with subtropical, tropical plants, and cacti from around the world.
  8. Leipzig Zoo

    First opened in 1878, Leipzig Zoo has the distinction of being one of the oldest in Germany, but also one of the most modern in the world. The zoo is great for a day with family and friends. The attraction has pioneered new ecosystem ideas such as the Gondwanaland biome, a 16,500-square-meter indoor setting with a temperature of 25 ° C and humidity between 65 and 100%. The installation supports all types of tropical plants and animals such as squirrel monkeys, giant otters, komodo dragons, leaf-cut ants and a host of fish, tortoises and frogs. Pongoland is another indoor space, offering a 30,000-square-meter sanctuary for gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans.
  9. Nikolaikirche (St Nicholas Church)

    The Nikolaikirche is known for playing an instrumental part in the non-violent movement that led to the fall of Berlin Wall. As early as 1982, the church organized peace services, demonstrating solidarity with the East German government and encouraging people to confront the Wall's injustices. Starting in late 1989, candlelit protests preceded the prayers of peace which culminated in October 1989 when nearly 70,000 people took to the streets to participate and which eventually led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besides this pivotal role in the history of Germany, the Nikolaikirche also offers a wonderful interior dating back to 1797 with Romanesque and Gothic roots.
  10. Fine Arts Museum

    While housed in one of Leipzig's newest architectural marvels, the Fine Arts Museum was established in 1837 and only settled in its current large-cubed home in 2004. The museum is among Germany's largest national cultural institutions. It houses over 3,500 paintings from the Middle Ages to the present, including pieces by Dutch, German, and Italian Masters.
  11. Alte Börse (Old Stock change)

    The Old Stock Exchange, or Naschmarkt's Old Stock Exchange, is the oldest baroque building in Leipzig. It served as a gathering place for 200 years and was originally built by merchants in 1678. Here, auctions were held, money was exchanged, as the site was a business mecca.Today, the Alte Börse is used for concerts, readings and theater performances.

Obviously there are a great many places to enjoy in Leipzig. Our family-owned bus company Coach Charter Europe is your partner when it comes to arranging for your bus rental needs. Trust our decade-long experience in the charter bus industry to provide outstanding bus rental services fitted to your request. Whether it's airport shuttle services, full-day bus rental services or event transportation, our new tour bus fleet is modern and up-to-date. Our Coach Charter Europe charter bus drivers and and bus rental office staff are well-experienced, friendly and helpful. If you are planning for a Leipzig visit, please do not hesitate to request your chartered bus offer today.

Yaser Al Nuri

Yaser Al Nuri - Author

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