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Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

4.7 / 5

22 reviews

Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

From $29.30 per person

Experience beautiful Leipzig from the water. Marvel at the wonderful fusion of magical natural views and impressive architecture on 3-hour canoe tour through the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German


  • Discover Leipzig from the water
  • Relax within beautiful natural landscapes
  • Observe the local wildlife
  • Learn about the sights and history of Leipzig
Full description
Begin at the picturesque city harbor, Stadthafen Leipzig. There, you'll meet your licensed guide who will make sure you’re totally prepped for the tour, briefing you on paddling techniques and safety procedures. Pass the magnificent villa of publishing family, Baedeker, onto the Palmengartenwehr, which is not only a technological monument but an important facet of Leipzig’s public flood protection facilities. Paddle past the city’s largest park and the 1867 racecourse Scheibenholz. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet Tina Dietze on the water — the world and Olympic kayaking champion, who is based at the Olympic Training Center Leipzig. Continuing, you’ll reach the Leipzig Canoe-Club, home to the canoe world champion Franz Anton. Before cruising onto the neighboring stream that guides you back to the city, take a minute to relax at the cosy port and then head back through Leipzig’s imposing historic industrial buildings to Stadthafen Leipzig. Enjoy a beer at the bar and watch the canoes and paddlers drift through the water at the end of your magical tour.
  • Use of boats, paddles, and lifejackets
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Stadthafen Leipzig: Schreberstraße 20, 04109 Leipzig, Deutschland

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  •  The tour is of medium length, 9 km, and doable for most people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Hurray after a year of pandemic a joint canoe tour on the wedding day. Everything fit - the weather, not too hot, was perfect. A view of individual sections of Leipzig from the water is great. On the way back through the city by car, we liked the water side better in places. :-) The guide was great, definitely take your camera and something to drink. We will be back definitely.

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July 12, 2021

We had a great travel guide, he told us so much about Leipzig! The nature in the city center was also very beautiful, definitely recommended!

October 4, 2020

August 31, 2020

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Product ID: 221571