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Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

Activity provider: Stadthafen Leipzig GmbH
Water activity

Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

Activity provider: Stadthafen Leipzig GmbH
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From US$ 17.35 per person

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Enjoy a relaxing tour through the various canals in the heart of Leipzig. See its industrial heritage and learn about its profound history. Climb on board for a 70-minute motorboat tour along Leipzig’s waterways.

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Duration 70 minutes
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  • Explore the major sites of Leipzig on a motorboat
  • Marvel at the architecture of historic industrial buildings
  • See where history blends together with the modern essence of contemporary life
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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.

  • 70-minute motorboat tour
  • Blankets
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

• Skip registration; go directly to the bridge and the boat dock will be on your right-hand side • The captain will guide you onto the boat, please show him the digital GetYourGuide voucher

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Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

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  • Dogs are allowed on board
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Uwe unser Kapitän war super nett, wusste viel Interessantes zu erzählen und hat laut und deutlich gesprochen. Es war eine entspannte Atmosphäre auf dem Boot. Es gab Getränke zu moderaten Preisen aus der Kühlbox, man konnte auch mitgebrachte Getränke trinken. Super Sache.

March 28, 2023

Die Buchung war unkompliziert. Von Vorteil haben wir empfunden, dass die Buchung kostenfrei bis einen Tag vorher storniert werden kann. Die Anlegestelle in der Schreberstraße war leicht zu finden. Wenn man vom Bahnhof mit der Straßenbahnlinie 1 fährt, ist es nicht mehr weit bis zum Stadthafen. Die Bootsfahrt selbst hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Der Bootsführer war sehr freundlich und hat alles ausführlich erklärt. Fazit: gern immer wieder

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March 28, 2023

Sehr empfehlenswert- bequem und informativ. Ramon war unser Capitan, hat alles toll erzählt. Wir haben etwas über Geschichte der Stadt gehört und dazu hat er uns viele praktische Infos über Leipzig gegeben. Man kann sich was zu trinken auf dem Boot kaufen.

March 28, 2023

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