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Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

1. Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Cruise 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.

Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

2. Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor in Leipzig, with its famous beach bar. Relax on board of a motorboat as you embark on a 60-minute sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine to keep you warm. 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 view 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 will enjoy a drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore the sights of Leipzig further after the motorboat tour.

Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt for Families & School Kids (German)

3. Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt for Families & School Kids (German)

Discover the center of Leipzig on a special tour and explore the sights of the city in a playful way. The compact version of the City Game will lead you to the most famous sights of this colorful and lively city. Start the City Scavenger Hunt at Leipzig train station and make your way to the opera and the famous Leipzig Gewandhaus. A puzzle will also await you at the City Skyscraper, where you will have the oppportunity to see the city from above (entrance fee not included). Take a break from the Scavenger Hunt City Tour Leipzig whenever you feel like it, to take a closer look at a tourist attraction, for example. Take a stroll through the Mädler Passage or marvel at the Thomaskirche from inside. See the Old City Hall at Market Square, pass the Old Stock Exchange and make your way to the historic Auerbachs Keller, where even the famous poet Goethe dined in his day. The City Game Box will contain 11 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear directions, you will make your way through Leipzig. Solve the puzzles to find out where your next destination is located. The envelopes will also include detailed background information on each attraction, its history, its current use and much more.

Leipzig: Airbus A320 Flight Simulation

4. Leipzig: Airbus A320 Flight Simulation

After a brief introduction to the Airbus A320 flight simulator, step into the cockpit and get ready for your flight. Choose your flight route between your desired airports. Start the engines to taxi to the runway before getting set for takeoff. Your instructor will guide and support you throughout the experience. Experience the excitement of flying to your dream airport while maneuvering the aircraft through challenging weather conditions. Manage technical problems and feel the adrenaline of a challenging flight as you navigate the Airbus safely to its destination. Following a post-flight debriefing, receive a laminated certificate with a photo of you in the cockpit as mementos of your experience. Bring up to 2 guests along with you who can share in the experience.

Leipzig Old Cemetery: 75-Minute Dark History Tour

5. 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.

Leipzig: Cospudener Lake Stand-Up Paddleboard Course

6. 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: Scavenger Hunt through City Center in German

7. Leipzig: Scavenger Hunt through City Center in German

Explore Leipzig city center in a unique way with a scavenger hunt in German. You will find 11 sealed and numbered envelopes in the city game box. In these envelopes are the challenges, which have to be solved. You receive clear directions and make your way through Leipzig's city center on foot. Solve the riddles and discover the next stop for your tour. The solution to the riddles is always the number of the next envelope. Prior to solving the riddles you don't know the order in which the envelopes for the scavenger hunt/city tour have to be opened. You will also receive detailed information about the history and today's use of each of the sights during the tour. You decide yourself when you want to start your scavenger hunt through Leipzig's city center and how long you want to stay at each site. Stroll through the city at your own pace and experience a an interesting and extraordinary tour. You can stop the tour at any time and continue it on a different day - just as you wish and how it fits your schedule. En route you will find plenty of inviting cafés and restaurants to relax in between stops and enjoy a refreshing pick-me-up. Experience Leipzig with this combined scavenger hunt and city tour in a unique way: An experience for the whole family! These sights await you on your tour: The city game starts at the central train station in Leipzig. Continue to Augustusplatz, where you can see the opera, the cloth hall as well as the so-called “Uni-Riese”, a well-known high-rise building. You will also pass the popular student club Moritzbastei. Not to be missed during your Leipzig tour is the famous restaurant Auerbachs Keller in one of Leipzig’s many arcades, the Mädler Passage. Discover also the beautiful Old Stock Exchange (Alte Handelsbörse) and the town hall during your scavenger hunt. Your tour will also lead you to the St. Thomas Church ‒ one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous domains ‒ and to the St. Nicholas Church. You don’t need to book a date for your scavenger hunt. Simply order the city game box and get it sent to you or pick it up in Dresden (after prior agreement and during the opening hours) and you are ready to start!

From Leipzig: Day Tour to the Green Belt

8. From Leipzig: Day Tour to the Green Belt

Explore the towns of Röcken, Lützen, Mödlareuth, Burgstein and Sachsgrün from Leipzig with a local guide. Come across the Green Belt of the former inner-German border. Relish the peaceful nature, enjoy free time and taste local culinary of the region. Stop in Lützen and Röcken, the hometowns of Gustav Adolf and Friedrich Nietzsche. Take a short visit to Blankenstein, the beginning of the Rennsteig and former inner-German border town of today, Thuringia - Bavaria, known also as Little Berlin. Go to Museum Mödlareuth and the border station, Gutenfürst. Take a detour to the Castle ruins near Krebes and walk along the Green Belt near Sachsgrün. Visit the Saxon province, a place that has produced some great thinkers. Explore the abandoned peripheral areas that have written history, or were its plaything.

Leipzig: Scavenger Through Western Part of Town (in German)

9. Leipzig: Scavenger Through Western Part of Town (in German)

Explore West Leipzig in a unique way with a scavenger hunt. The City Game Box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear directions, make your way on foot through the beautiful western part of Leipzig. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction - its history, its current use and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your scavenger hunt city tour through West Leipzig, and how much time to spend at each location. Embark on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour and take a break from your City Game whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you. On your way, discover numerous beautiful squares and cafes to take a break at when you start feeling tired. Experience beautiful Leipzig in a unique way on this Scavenger Hunt City Tour. Start at Palmengartenwehr, continue past the Felsenkeller and the Schaubühne Lindenfels to the Philippuskirche. Explore the art quarter Westwerk and the stilt house. Continue along the Karl-Heine-Canal to the riverboat and the colorful yarn factory before finishing your tour at the beautiful Clara Zetkin Park. No need to schedule your Scavenger Hunt City Tour for a certain date, simply order the City Game Box and have it delivered to your home, or make an appointment to pick it up in Dresden within the opening hours and you’re good to go.

Leipzig: Boeing 737-800 NG Flight Simulation

10. Leipzig: Boeing 737-800 NG Flight Simulation

After a brief introduction to the Boeing 737-800 NG flight simulator, step into the cockpit and get ready for your flight. Choose your flight route and airports before heading for the runway. Your instructor will guide and support you throughout the experience. Spark your adrenaline with the excitement of flying to your dream airport while maneuvering the aircraft through challenging weather conditions. Manage technical problems and feel the thrill of a challenging flight as you navigate the Airbus safely to its destination. Following a post-flight debriefing, receive a laminated certificate with a photo of you in the cockpit to remember your flight. Bring up to 2 guests along with you who can share in the experience.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 28 reviews

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

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.

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.

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.

Great canal ride, route was picturesque and followed historic buildings. Highly recommend it.