Touring Leipzig on a cold, rainy day.
Leipzig Private Walking Tour | Nov 2019
Friday, 8 Nov, we took the Viator “Leipzig Private Walking Tour”. Our guide was Christine. We threw her a curve by announcing at the start that we were musicians and wanted to see everything related in Leipzig. I think she had planned the tour to show us the role Leipzig played in the revolution to bring down the wall and unite the two Germanies that occurred in the eighties. This was reasonable since Saturday, 9 Nov, was the thirtieth anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. Although we threw her a curve, she gamely tried to do both. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, and the day became rawer and colder as time went on and eventually it rained. Another complication was that it was impossible to cover all this in a two-hour tour. Christine did go over time but had another tour scheduled an hour after ours was scheduled to end. It should be noted that the Leipzig Tourist Information Office has a self-guided music tour and a self-guided revolution tour with guideposts all over town. Nevertheless, she at least showed us where a lot of things were which we could return to at another time. You can’t expect much more from a two-hour tour.