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Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

1. Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Sail along the winding canals of Leipzig and admire the city views from the water. 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'll enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore further sights of Leipzig after the motorboat tour.

Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

2. Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

Spend 1.5 hours experiencing the haunted side of Leipzig on a guided walking tour. Enter a world of grisly legends, creepy secrets of the past and goose-bump-inducing events. Discover why Leipzig was such an important destination for those who believed in ghosts. Hear about a city bustling with gravediggers who would bury people alive. Your guide will also tell you about the so-called evilest man that ever lived, who, when he visited this beautiful city, left a bad impression on Leipzig that lingers until today. The secrets of the past will be revealed to you and your guide will introduce you to the demons of the night in Leipzig.

Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

3. Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

Experience incredible tranquility and nature idyll on this relaxing river cruise from Leipzig into the riverside forest. Discover the unique biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the beautiful Leipzig floodplain forest. Hop on an electric motorboat, starting at the boathouse and travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. Discover a forest rich in a wide variety of animal and plant species.  Take advantage of the many shady ancient oaks on the shore on warm sunny days. End at the boathouse where you can continue to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest on foot.

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

4. 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: 2-Hour Canal and Harbor Cruise

5. Leipzig: 2-Hour Canal and Harbor Cruise

Cruise up the Karl-Heine-Kanal in its full length to Lindenauer Harbour, taking in the architecture of Leipzig's historic buildings along the way. Learn the significance of the city's historical sites while viewing them from a unique perspective.  See the villa of the famous Baedeker family whose publishing business 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 and enjoy a brief moment of silence in a natural area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill built in the late 19th century and one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Meandering through the Karl Heine Canals, explore one of the most interesting areas of Leipzig, 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 and the Lindenauer Harbour at the last stop of the tour before heading back to the city harbor where you can enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar.  The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to continue exploring Leipzig after the motorboat tour.

Leipzig: Karl-Heine-Canal 2-Hour Canoe Tour

6. Leipzig: Karl-Heine-Canal 2-Hour Canoe Tour

Begin your tour at the picturesque Stadthafen Leipzig. After meeting your guide and receiving a thorough safety briefing, you’ll be off and paddling with confidence down the lush, tree-lined Karl-Heine-Canal. As you meander down the canal, pass the magnificent Baedeker Villa, owned by publishing magnates. Float by the Palmengartenwehr, a nearly 100-year-old flood control barrier. Continue through the city, drifting through Clara-Zetkin-Park, the largest in the city, before passing the Buntgarnwerke, one of the biggest industrial monuments in Germany. If you’re lucky, you may even pass by legendary Olympic kayaker Tina Dietze, who trains at the Olympic Training Center Leipzig. After cruising down the neighborhood streams that lead you back into the city, you’ll find yourself back at Stadthafen Leipzig, in perfect time for a drink or snack at the sprawling beach bar.

Leipzig: Cospudener Lake Stand-Up Paddleboard Class

7. Leipzig: Cospudener Lake Stand-Up Paddleboard Class

Explore the picturesque Cospuden Lake of Leipzig with a stand-up paddleboard class and tour. After meeting your guide and receiving a thorough safety briefing, you’ll learn the basic techniques of stand-up paddling and quickly move on to the water on the lake.  Start your SUP experience on your knees to get used to the board and learn the basic paddling and steering techniques. Learn how to safely stand up on your board and watch the guide demonstrating the different paddle strokes. You’ll quickly make progress in your new sport. Your instructor will be happy to respond to your individual needs and help you learn at your own pace. Learn the correct paddle stroke when standing up, steering, and the steering stroke as you enjoy the beauty of the lake.

Leipzig: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

8. Leipzig: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

See Leipzig through a local's eyes as you explore the top highlights of the city, including its different neighborhoods and peaceful parks on this 3-hour guided bike tour. Cycle along on quiet roads and green paths through the city center, pass through vast parks, and admire Wilhelminian style residential quarters. Listen to stories and anecdotes from your expert guide. Glide along quiet side streets, and carefree cycle lanes, making stops at the most important points along the route. This tour includes: •Plagwitz and Schleußig •City parks •Musikviertel with Federal Administrative Court •City center including the Old Town Hall and the Market Place(Altes Rathaus) •St. Thomas Church with J.S. Bach monument •New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) •Rosental Park •Zoo (no entrance) •Historical Waldstraßenviertel •Red Bull Arena

Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

9. 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. 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.

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

10. Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

Visit the Old Johannisfriedhof, a 750-year-old cemetery with a powerful story. In 1 hour and 15 minutes a gravedigger guide will lead you through a tour that both respects the site as a final resting place and reveals its darkest secrets. Become immersed in a long-forgotten world and learn about the horrors of the past. Hear how one can make a pact with the devil before death, which famous personality drove his children to suicide and why some people believe that Johann Sebastian Bach may actually be buried in the Old Johannisfriedhof. The tour concludes with a magical wishing ceremony conducted by the guide.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Tolle Tour durch Leipzig, die etwas andere Stadtführung durch die nächtlichen Gassen. Für den kleinen Schauer zwischendurch und spannende Geschichten über Leipzig und seine Dämonen sorgt die sympathische Bloody Mary (seit 113 Jahren zahnschmerzfrei). Kurzweilig und mit einem anderen Blick auf die Stadt. Wer ein paar Tage in Leipzig ist, und sich traut, sollte diese Tour nicht verpassen.

Very informative and entertaining boat tour, where you have a completely different view of Leipzig and learn a lot of new things about the city. Our captain was great! Thank you very much, it was fun.

Eine super Grusel-Tour mit 100% Empfelungsfaktor! Wir hatte eine ganz tolle Zeit und würden es gerne immer wieder machen. Wir können einfach nur empfehlen sich drauf einzulassen und Spass zu haben.

We were very satisfied, saw and heard a lot about Leipzig and had fun at the same time. We wish the young team all the best in the realization of your ideas, MfG Fam. Wolfert

Very fun and interesting boat ride through the canals of Leipzig! If you have a little bit of time on your hand I would definitely recommend this tour.