Guided tour

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

4.6 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Mysterium Tremendum
Guided tour

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

Activity provider: Mysterium Tremendum
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From US$ 14.96 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the dark secrets of the Old Johannisfriedhof. Take a mystical tour with a gravedigger guide that ends with a magical wishing ceremony.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Experience the dark side of Leipzig away from the tourist crowds
  • Enjoy the stories told by your gravedigger guide
  • Take part in a magical wishing ceremony
Full description
Visit the Old Johannisfriedhof, a 750-year-old cemetery with a powerful story. In 1 hour and 15 minutes a gravedigger guide will lead you through a tour that both respects the site as a final resting place and reveals its darkest secrets. Become immersed in a long-forgotten world and learn about the horrors of the past. Hear how one can make a pact with the devil before death, which famous personality drove his children to suicide and why some people believe that Johann Sebastian Bach may actually be buried in the Old Johannisfriedhof. The tour concludes with a magical wishing ceremony conducted by the guide.
  • Guided tour with guide in a costume
  • Magical wishing ceremony

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is in front of the Grassi Museum.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • The tour takes place outside, so be sure to wear weather-appropriate attire
    • Note that this tour is conducted in German only
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    4.6 /5

    based on 63 reviews

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    The tour was a lot of fun. It started on time, the group was relatively large, but the fantastic lady (ghost) who led the tour did an excellent job, always waiting for everyone, nobody missed anything from the explanations. Highly recommended for anyone who wants something different and also likes a little spooky.

    October 21, 2021

    Der Rundgang wahr sehr schön, man erfährt sehr interessante Dinge und der guide bringt diese mit seiner Art sehr gut rüber. Um die Geschehnisse noch gruseliger erscheinen zu lassen würde ich diesen Rundgang eventuell um eine Stunde nach hinten verlegen, dass würde den Gruselfaktor noch mehr erhöhen. Ich würde dieses Erlebnis auf alle Fälle weiterempfehlen,

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    Product ID: 175887