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Experience the cities Leipzig and Halle and their history – The peaceful revolution (2 days)

Unique Germany – by Compass Tours Incoming since 1974

Leipzig, Germany To Leipzig, Germany

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Jul 2019

Experience the cities Leipzig and Halle and their history – The peaceful revolution (2 days)

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Day 1
Leipzig, Germany
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Guided city tour of Leipzig – the city of the peaceful revolution of 1989


Leipzig was the starting point for the events which led to the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. Still today the original locations, such as the St. Nicho-las' Church, where - after the Prayers for Peace every Monday - the demonstrations started along Augustusplatz and the central ring road to the headquarters of the secret police (Stasi) can be visited. The former Stasi headquarters have been turned into the Museum in the nowadays called "Round Corner". Leipzig is as well the hometown of Johann Sebastian Bach and worldwide known as the city of music, with its Gewandhaus and the opera house.


Visit of Mendelssohn House with brief guided tour  

The house in Leipzig, 12 Goldschmidt Strasse, has been preserved at the last and sole private residence of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bar-tholdy. It is of great historical and cultural importance. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) is one of the most famous musicians to have lived and worked in Leipzig.


Krystallpalast Varieté

Leipzig has more revue shows per person than anywhere else in Germany and can be justifiably be called a cabaret capital. Leipzigs most famous and innovative variety show, the Krystallpalast Varieté has been alive in the heart of the city for the past 10 years, radiating elegance and contem-porary grandeur.

Day 2
Halle, Germany
Leipzig, Germany
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Guided tour at Stasi Museum in the Round Corner


The memorial museum, the former headquarters of the Stasi secret police, hosts nowadays the permanent exhibition “STASI-Power and banality”.   The building in which for 40 years the Stasi has its headquarters for the district of Leipzig nowadays houses the “Runde Ecke” (Round corner)  memorial museum. Runde Ecke refers to the rounded shape of the corner where the main entrance to the building is located.  


Transfer to Halle


Arrival at memorial museum Deutsche Einheit (German Unity) and guided visit through the birth house of Hans-Dietrich Genscher and the permanent exhibition Einheit in Freiheit.  


Hans-Dietrich-Genscher; former foreign minister of Germany, he accom-panied politically the fall of the German wall. His speech on the balcony of the embassy of Prague is world famous. He is an honored person of the city of Halle.


The Hallmarkt is one of the medieval nucleuses of population of the city as well as former centre of the salt production and nowadays a famous square in the centre of Halle.

During the national uprising in the former GDR, Halle was one of the cen-ters of the riots. Many thousands of citizens, gathered together at the Hel-lemarkt to demonstrate for free elections and fair wages. Under the use of sovjet panzers they were displaced from the Hallemarkt. Since 2003, in memory to this day, the square owns its name affix “Platz des 17. Juni”.

 

Guided walking city tour of Halle


Guided visit of memorial place “Roter Ochse”

The memorial place Roter Ochse, since 1838 a prison, houses an exposi-tion, with the topics of the political prison during the NS-times, the soviet occupying power as military tribunal as well as a place for detention for the ministry of state security of the former GRD. The memorial place is situated in one part of the former prison, which is still today a prison (womens’ prison).


Overnight in Halle, Transfer to Berlin

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Excellent guide and driver

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

The guide was a former West Berlin native and spoke perfect English (well, the Queen's English anyway). He was knowledgeable, informative, and interesting. Our driver also spoke English and had grown up in East Berlin. He told us a bit of his story growing up. They were an excellent team and we really enjoyed our tours with them.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod
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Berlin

By: Fran


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Guide was very knowledgeable. It was a very fast day and would recommend more time in Berlin.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Fun!

By: Angela


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

We enjoyed our time with Matias and had a blast at Oktoberfest! Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole

Great tour

By: Travis


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018

Definitely would recommend
Travel Advisor:  Natallia Khoshchynka