Guided tour

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

4.7 / 5

34 reviews

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

From US$ 13.61 per person

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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is in front of the Grassi Museum.

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    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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    4.7 /5

    based on 34 reviews

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    Die Führung hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Es ging pünklich los, die Gruppe war relativ groß, aber die fantastische Dame ( Geist ) die die Führung leitete hat dies hervorragend gemacht,immer auf alle gewartet, niemand hat etwas von den Ausführungen verpasst. Für alle die mal was anderes möchten und auch ein wenig gruseliges mögen, sehr zu empfehlen.

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    October 21, 2021


    Die Führung zu Halloween war toll gemacht und sehr empfehlenswert.

    November 1, 2021


    Alles prima hat Spaß gemacht

    October 25, 2021

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