Free Walking Tour in Leipzig 8: a journey into the time of the...

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: German
Guru: Jens
Registered on May 24, 2019

Hello dear Walker, my name is Jens, I've always lived in Leipzig and was a radio presenter for ARD and private radio. Furthermore, I have dealt with music planning, coaching and stage moderation in my previous working life. I have also appeared as a book author. Look forward to a real Leipziger, with life experience and fun in communication. Greetings from Jens

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A real contemporary witness will take you on a discovery tour in his hometown. We visit places from the exciting autumn of 1989, look at developments back then and discuss the state of affairs today. How was it back then in the so-called "Hero City", what did people hope and expect, and how did Leipzig develop afterwards? What was life like here in the late 80s? How do the people of Leipzig live today? All of this will occupy us during the Leipzig 89 tour. Stops will include: Former Pretrial Detention Center of the State Security, Nikolaikirche, Gewandhaus, parts of the inner city ring, District Administration of State Security Important information: The tour takes place in German. Please register at least 24 hours before the planned tour start. Also note the information on Covid 19. If you want, bring a mouth and nose protection with you. As planned, we will not visit any places where this is required. Of course we adhere to the distance rules. Thanks for your time, greetings from Jens

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Markt 12 04109 Leipzig Germany
    Markt 12 04109 Leipzig Germany
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    On the Leipzig market square, right in front of the entrance to the Breuninger fashion house. I'm wearing a blue baseball cap that says "I love Leipzig"

  • 1
    Outside visit
    market square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    St Thomas Church
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Neues Rathaus Stadt Leipzig
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Altes Rathaus
  • 5
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Tobias 17 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Das war eine wirklich interessante und spannende Tour. Genau wie versprochen standen die persönlichen Erlebnisse von Jens im Mittelpunkt und diese konnte er absolut authentisch und nachvollziehbar rüberbringen. Die Tour ist wirklich jedem zu empfehlen, der an der Geschichte, dem Leben und den Umständen in der DDR damals interessiert ist und sich nicht gleich nur auf eine Perspektive festlegen möchte. Vielen Dank an Jens und weiter so!
Christiane 13 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Jens hat seine Tour sehr gut beschrieben. Wer aufmerksam liest, weiß genau, was ihn erwartet. Seine Erzählung dann auf der Tour ist interessant, informativ ,manchmal zum Kopf schütteln, manchmal zum Lachen. Wirklich empfehlenswert!
Claudia 10 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Super interessant. Wir haben etwas über die beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte von Jens in der DDR erfahren. Eine ganz andere Art von Zeitzeuge! Absolut empfehlenswert!!
Christine 19 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Jens erzählt autentisch und unterhaltsam von seinen Erlebnissen und Erfahrungen aus DDR-Zeiten. Für mich persönlich eine meiner interessantesten Touren auf meiner Reise. Ich kann ihn zu 100% weiterempfehlen.
Heiko 07 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Trotz der eisigen Kälte gestaltete Jens uns eine herrvorragende Tour,Respekt dafür! Informativ,lustig, kurzum :diese Erfahrung war großartig!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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