Top 10 Attractions
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.
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St. Thomas ChurchWhen 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
Battle of the Nations MonumentOne 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
Bach MuseumWhile 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.
Market SquareWhenever 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.
New Town HallEasy 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.
Botanical GardenA 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
Leipzig ZooFirst 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.
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.
Fine Arts MuseumWhile 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
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
Obviously there are a great many places to enjoy in Leipzig. Our family-owned bus company Coach Charter Europe is your
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