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Leipzig: 3-Hour City Canoe Tour

1. 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: Cospudener Lake Stand-Up Paddleboard Course

2. Leipzig: Cospudener Lake Stand-Up Paddleboard Course

Explore the beautiful Cospuden See of Leipzig with a stand-up paddleboard. After meeting your guide and receiving a safety briefing, you will learn the basic techniques of stand-up paddling and quickly move on to the water. Start your boarding experience 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 will quickly make progress in your new sport. Your guide will respond to your individual needs and help you learn at your own pace. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the lake using your paddleboard.

Leipzig: 4-Hour City Center to Cospudener See Tour

3. Leipzig: 4-Hour City Center to Cospudener See Tour

After entering Stadthafen Leipzig, your tour will lead you through Elstermühlgraben and Elsterflutbett to the racecourse Scheibenholz. From there, it will continue onward to Pleißeflutbett. Following the watergate Connewitz, you will paddle into Leipziger Auwald, which offers fascinating nature experiences including a beautiful passage of two kilometers along Floßgraben. In addition to the kingfisher (which breeds on the shore), you can marvel at a large amount of fish in the water, from red feathers and tench to carp, pike and catfish. In this clear water you can discover them all. Following your journey passing the forest lake Lauer, the route leads through the landscape park Cospuden, a project of the Expo 2000, and onward to the watergate Cospuden.

Leipzig: City to Cospudener See 7-Hour Canoe Tour

4. Leipzig: City to Cospudener See 7-Hour Canoe Tour

Beginning at the picturesque city harbor, check out the pretty area before meeting your guide. Your licensed guide will make sure you’re ready for the tour, briefing you on paddling techniques and safety procedures. Pass the magnificent villa of the Baedeker publishing family, and onwards to the Palmengartenwehr, a technological monument and an important facet of Leipzig’s 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 Olympic kayaking champion based at the Olympic Training Center in Leipzig. Leave the stress of the city behind as you enter the Floßgraben Canal in southern Leipzig, keeping a lookout for the rare kingfisher. Entering the beautiful Cospudener See, enjoy a break at its famous beach before crossing the lake. The final portion of the tour is geared towards those who enjoy faster-flowing waters. Head back through Leipzig’s imposing historic industrial buildings to the original starting point, where your tour will end. Enjoy a beer at the bar and watch the canoes and paddlers drift through the water.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Riesen Spaß für groß und klein. Sehr zu empfehlen. Die kleine (5 Jahre) fuhr bei Papa mit. Dank der Schwimmweste (kostenfrei vom Veranstalter) fühlte sich unsere kleine Nichtschwimmerin trotzalledem sicher und stellte sich sogar in tiefem Wasser auf's Brett.

We had a great travel guide, he told us so much about Leipzig! The nature in the city center was also very beautiful, definitely recommended!

It was a very pleasant fun tour with the two guides Lisa and Thomas. We recommend.

Great activity, great guide, easy rescheduling, excellent customer service.

A wonderful chance to experience Leipzig from a different perspective.