9. Leipzig: Karl Heine Canal Stand-Up Paddleboard Guided Tour
Discover Leipzig from the water on a stand-up paddleboard tour. Paddle down the Karl Heine Canal and pass by the Baedeker family house, the Palmgartenwehr, and the beautiful district of Schleussig.
Your tour starts in the Leipzig harbor, just a few minutes walk from the city center. Before starting your tour, meet your guide and get a detailed introduction to paddling techniques and a safety briefing. Once you're ready, hop onto your board and spend a few minutes familiarizing yourself with it.
From the city harbor, paddle along the Elstermühlgraben, past the villa of the famous Baedeker publishing family and the imposing Palmgartenwehr, and into the Weiße Elster. Continue following the river through the western districts of Schleußig and Plagwitz.
Pass the villa of Dr. Carl Heine and see Mey & Edlich, Germany's oldest mail-order company. As you paddle, hear about Leipzig's history and learn about the importance of the canal system to the city. At the Butngarwekre in Schleussig, the Karl Heine Canal begins.
Paddle down the Karl Heine Canal, under the riverboat, to the Stilzenhaus, where you can enjoy a quick breather. As you relax, spot the pike and rudd swimming in the clear water of the canal. On the way back, you can admire all the sights from a different angle.
After returning to the city harbor, finish your tour at the beach bar and enjoy a well-deserved drink.