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Leipzig: 70-Minute Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Leipzig: 70-Minute Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

From US$ 16.72 per person

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
Full description
Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board of a motorboat as you embark on a 70-minute 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 our 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.
  • 70-minute motorboat tour
  • Blankets
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Pick up your tickets at the blue counter next to the river. The staff will then guide you to your boat.

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 854 reviews

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    When checking in, the nice gentlemen could not see that it had already been paid for, so I recommend taking the proof with you. The captain was super nice and did it well. Everything went very friendly and well. Only the tour itself is the reason why there are not 5 stars, but only 4. There are many expensive villas, but sightseeing is not really. Nevertheless, price-performance ratio is right and the 35 min. there and back in the same way are still worthwhile.

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    June 18, 2020

    Nice tour - booking confirmed

    The tour is great. Nice boat guide interesting information about normal city tours. As with many others before us, the booking via Get your guide went wrong. Allegedly, these bookings never reach the organizer. So we were not on the screen for the booked time. We were offered an alternative time that suited us well. Everything went very nicely and easily. For safety reasons, call anyone who is bound by time.

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    October 3, 2019

    The trip was great, highly recommended. There were only problems because it was not recognizable on site that we had booked. The staff from the city harbor could still organize places. It was a bit difficult for 18 people. I don't know who the mistake with the booking was now. The tour was a lot of fun and was super interesting.

    September 7, 2019

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