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City walk


in Weißenfels on the Saale

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City walks / themed tours to the highlights of the city with trained guides.

Take advantage of the multifaceted offer of professional guided tours in Weißenfels. The Weißenfelser Gästeführerverein e.V. offers various tours with different themes. See for yourself. There is the right tour for every taste. Discover the testimonies of Weißenfels' impressive history and the prosperity of once ruling sovereigns at
City walks / themed tours to the highlights of the city with trained guides.

Take advantage of the multifaceted offer of professional guided tours in Weißenfels. The Weißenfelser Gästeführerverein e.V. offers various tours with different themes. See for yourself. There is the right tour for every taste. Discover the evidence of Weißenfels' impressive history and the prosperity of once ruling sovereigns on a guided walk through the town centre of Weißenfels. The city walk starts at the tourist information office at the market. You will have a wonderful view of Neu-Augustusburg Castle and learn interesting facts about the ducal era in Weißenfels. You will pass the baroque town hall, the gothic / baroque town church, the monastery Sankt Klaren, the Novalis memorial, the town park with cobbler boys, the Heinrich-Schütz-House as well as the escort house. The tour lasts about 1.5 hours.  
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5,00 € per person
3,00 € for pupils and students
Duration: 1,5 hours
Dates: Saturdays, May to September, 10.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Tourist Information Weißenfels, Market 3

Prices & details for your desired date:
Price: 45,00 € (1 - 20 persons), public holiday surcharge 10,00 €, costume surcharge 15,00 €
Duration: 1,5 hours
Meeting point: individually selectable

The public holiday surcharge applies on 1 January, 6 January, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 1 May, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, 3 October, 31 October, 24 December, 25 December, 26 December, 31 December

Pupils in class:
3 € for the public tour

Students:
3 € for the public tour
  • Cash payment
by car:
via the A 9 and A 38

by plane:
Leipzig-Halle Airport. The distance is only about 35 km.

by public transport:
- directly in the city centre there is the railway station
- in the city centre is the bus station

by bike:
via the Saale cycle path
The name Weißenfels first appeared in 1169 in connection with a castle on a white rock. This rock, visible from afar in the Saale valley, gave the town its name. The chronicle of Weißenfels begins around 1185 and Margrave Otto the Rich of Meissen is considered the founder of the town. A protective castle, a river crossing and the crossing of two important trade routes - the royal road "Via Regia" and the Easterland salt road - favoured the early urban development. With the last will and testament of the Saxon elector Johann Georg I., Weißenfels became the residence of the Saxonian collateral line Saxony-Weißenfels in 1656. The expansion to a ducal residence is considered the heyday of the town. Courtly life demanded art and culture. Thus Neu-Augustusburg Palace is closely associated with famous musicians such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Georg Friedrich Telemann, Johann Beer and Johann Phillip Krieger. Johann Sebastian Bach held the title of Weißenfels Court Kapellmeister "by birth". He composed his famous hunting cantata especially for Duke Christian of Saxony-Weissenfels. Heinrich Schütz, the first German composer of world renown, spent his childhood and his old age in Weißenfels. His retirement home, today's Heinrich Schütz House, is the only one of the composer's houses that has been preserved in its original form. The Swedish King Gustaf II. Adolf was laid out and autopsied after his death in 1632 in the historically important battle of Lützen in the escort house. Among the outstanding writers of their time were the early romantic poet Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (called Novalis), Johann Beer, Louise von Francois and Louise Brachmann. Friedrich Ladegast should also be mentioned. He was one of the most important organ builders of the 19th century and had his workshop in Weißenfels. With the industrialization in the 19th century Weißenfels experienced an economic upswing. Today the town has developed into a location for the food industry.

Where:

Address:

Tourist information Weißenfels

Market 3
06667 Weissenfels
Phone: +49 3443 / 303070
E-mail: info@weissenfelstourist.de
website: http://www.weissenfels.de/de/stadtfuehrungen.html

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