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Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

1. Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

Cruise along the winding canals of Leipzig and admire the city views from the water on this guided tour. Watch the history of Leipzig unfold as you pass important districts, including Plagwitz and Palmengartenwehr. Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board a motorboat as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence, and admire the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making your way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial district of Plagwitz. Karl Heine, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and industrial pioneer played a key role in the urban development of Leipzig’s western areas. See the striking Stelzenhaus at the last stop of the tour before heading back to the harbor where you can enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore further sights of Leipzig after the tour.

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

2. Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

Set off on a river cruise onboard an electric motorboat to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest. Experience the biodiversity of the flora and fauna and admire the city's industrial heritage. Travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. From there, ride past the newly renovated grandstand of the racecourse at the "Scheibenholz" to the Palmengartenwehr. Leave the Elster flood bed and turn into the Weiße Elster, and see Germany's first mail-order business and the Gründerzeit industrial buildings in Plagwitz. Travel along the Weiße Elster and navigate the Karl-Heine-Canal. Passing the former "Riverboat", turn off at the stilt house and drive back to the starting point at the wildlife park.

Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

3. Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

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. Who also was World Champion with our Boss Jan Benzien and two time at Olympic Games. Before paddleing 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.

Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

4. Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Explore West Leipzig in a unique way with a scavenger hunt. The City Game Box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear directions, make your way on foot through the beautiful western part of Leipzig. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction - its history, its current use and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your scavenger hunt city tour through West Leipzig, and how much time to spend at each location. Embark on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour and take a break from your City Game whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you. On your way, discover numerous beautiful squares and cafes to take a break at when you start feeling tired. Experience beautiful Leipzig in a unique way on this Scavenger Hunt City Tour. Start at Palmengartenwehr, continue past the Felsenkeller and the Schaubühne Lindenfels to the Philippuskirche. Explore the art quarter Westwerk and the stilt house. Continue along the Karl-Heine-Canal to the riverboat and the colorful yarn factory before finishing your tour at the beautiful Clara Zetkin Park. No need to schedule your Scavenger Hunt City Tour for a certain date, simply order the City Game Box and have it delivered to your home, or make an appointment to pick it up in Dresden within the opening hours and you’re good to go.

Leipzig: Segway city tour (Sightseeing & lot of driving fun)

5. Leipzig: Segway city tour (Sightseeing & lot of driving fun)

Leipzig wants to be discovered by you on the Segway! Experience the best driving fun on our tour! Before the tour, we practice on our own indoor course in the middle of the city center, then we go further out - with all sorts of information directly during the ride via a headset. This booking is for our "Bridge Line", the most popular tour with our guests. It goes from the city center to Lindenau Harbor, along the picturesque Karl Heine Canal - and past a lot of the city's history! Discover the parks, but also what makes a big city tick. Above all, we are safe on cycle paths.

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4.8
(2,302 reviews)

Please give us the name of our captain. We want to come back next summer with a group and do the same tour, but only with this boat guide!

100% recommendation. Our captain Uwe (?) was great. A perfect mix of information and fun and you felt safe at all times.

Despite the uncertain weather, it was a great and successful experience - thank you again1

The tour was interesting, varied and humorous. We can only recommend this boat tour.

A few seat cushions wouldn't have been bad, but otherwise it was great 👍