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Themed tours


in Weißenfels on the Saale

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Stroll to the highlights of the city, on a city walk or a themed tour.

Night watchman tour In historical garb and with interesting stories the night watchman of Weißenfels takes you on his nightly tour. Immerse yourself in times long past. Weißenfels female personalities The mother of Richard Wagner, Johanna Rosine Pätz, the second wife of Johann Sebastian Bach, Anna Magdalena Wilcke, the sister of Heinrich Schütz, Justina Schütz
Stroll to the highlights of the city, on a city walk or a themed tour.

Night watchman tour In historical garb and with interesting stories the night watchman of Weißenfels takes you on his nightly tour. Immerse yourself in times long past. Weißenfels female personalities The mother of Richard Wagner, Johanna Rosine Pätz, the second wife of Johann Sebastian Bach, Anna Magdalena Wilcke, the sister of Heinrich Schütz, Justina Schütz, the Neuberin, Friedericke Caroline Neuber and Marie Louise von François are closely connected with the history of Weißenfels. Learn more about these important personalities during this guided tour. Pauker und Pennäler - School History in Weißenfels Learn more about the history of schools in Weißenfels and their influence by pedagogical personalities. Discover the former school buildings such as the boys' school. Your city guide will certainly know how to tell you some funny anecdotes.

Duration: 1.5 hours Street names and house signs What does Kalandstraße have to do with the calendar? Where was the Grüne Gasse? Get to know the development of the street names and learn about the city's history. If you have always wanted to know what the house marks meant, this tour is for you.

Traces of memory - cemetery tour Monuments and personalities are illuminated during this eerily beautiful tour of the Weißenfels cemetery. Among others you will visit the graves of Friedrich Ladegast, Moritz Hill and Louise von François. Get to know the burial culture of earlier times and uncover blurred traces of perhaps already forgotten personalities. Baroque tour Immerse yourself in the history of the ducal era. On this guided tour we will show you how the baroque era shaped our city. This tour offers many exciting insights into life in the 17th century. You will learn interesting facts about the contemporary history of the Baroque even beyond the castle walls, about life between the Middle Ages and modern times, politics of that time, great personalities, the life of the nobility and the population. Sightseeing tour by bus You can comfortably explore Weißenfels by bus. The city guide will show you the sights of our "Green City on the Saale" during the trip and let you immerse into the history of earlier centuries. After the reunification Weißenfels has also changed. Your city guide will tell you what has become of the former industrial town. Of course you can also get off the bus and explore the town on foot, e.g. at Neu-Augustusburg Castle. The costs for the bus are not included in the price.
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70,00 € (1-20 persons), Each additional person 3,50 € (holiday surcharge 10,00 €) *, costume surcharge 15,00 €
Price executioner and market woman: 100,00 € (1-20 persons), each additional person 3,50 €, (holiday surcharge 10,00 €) *

*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.
  • Cash payment
  • Bank transfer
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
Executioner and market woman Experience history in a special way: Book one of our costume tours and follow the historical persons through Weißenfels with the eyes of the respective century. How to do that? Try it out! Accompany the executioner of Weißenfels on a humorous and scary walk through the "old" Weißenfels. Who better to tell about gossip, gossip and town history than a genuine market woman with a loose mouth and heart? Enjoy yourself and learn unusual stories and incidents about the market events of earlier centuries. Weißenfels Old Town in the Gründerzeit The Gründerzeit, which began in the middle of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, was a time of economic awakening and architectural change in the townscape. Weißenfels has also developed rapidly during this time. New buildings, parks etc. were created. Our knowledgeable tour guides will tell you interesting facts, bring you closer to the art and culture of the Wilhelminian period and of course vividly connect the architecture with the history of Weißenfels. Monastery and church history(s) from the foundation of the town From the monastery "St. Claren" the path leads you to the catholic church "St. Elisabeth", to the hotel "Jägerhof" and via the town park to the town church "St. Marien". On your tour you will get exciting and mystical insights into the founding history of monastery and churches. You will also find out what the monastery's sister book is all about. Baroque whispering The Duchess Frederike and her page will stroll with you through the baroque town centre of Weißenfels. They will tell you stories and anecdotes from the time of the dukes and report on the blossoming and extinction of the duchy of Saxe-Weissenfels. If you would like to learn more about the advantages of baroque life such as excessive and splendid celebrations, about lust and frustration at the ducal court, about the music of that time, about the stately hunt and other adventures, then walk with Duchess Frederike and her pageboy on the traces of past times. 

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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