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Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Stadthafen Leipzig GmbH

Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Stadthafen Leipzig GmbH
Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

From US$ 14.54 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

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. 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.

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  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Go directly to the river to meet the captain. After showing him your GetYourGuide voucher, he will guide you to the boat.

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    4.8 /5

    based on 1877 reviews

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    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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    June 18, 2022

    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

    Product ID: 242997