Water activity

Leipzig: Karl-Heine-Canal 2-Hour Canoe Tour

4.8 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Stadthafen Leipzig GmbH

Leipzig: Karl-Heine-Canal 2-Hour Canoe Tour

Activity provider: Stadthafen Leipzig GmbH
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From US$ 26.46 per person

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Experience beautiful Leipzig from the water. Drift through the city's waterways and enjoy views of historical and contemporary architecture.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover Leipzig from a new perspective
  • Relax as you float down stunning canals
  • Observe local wildlife
  • Learn about sights and history of Leipzig from your expert English-speaking guide
Full description
Begin your tour at the picturesque Stadthafen Leipzig. After meeting your guide and receiving a thorough safety briefing, you’ll be off and paddling with confidence down the lush, tree-lined Karl-Heine-Canal. As you meander down the canal, pass the magnificent Baedeker Villa, owned by publishing magnates. Float by the Palmengartenwehr, a nearly 100-year-old flood control barrier. Continue through the city, drifting through Clara-Zetkin-Park, the largest in the city, before passing the Buntgarnwerke, one of the biggest industrial monuments in Germany. If you’re lucky, you may even pass by legendary Olympic kayaker Tina Dietze, who trains at the Olympic Training Center Leipzig. After cruising down the neighborhood streams that lead you back into the city, you’ll find yourself back at Stadthafen Leipzig, in perfect time for a drink or snack at the sprawling beach bar.
  • All boating equipment
  • Expert local guide
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point, Schreberstraße 20, 04109 Leipzig, 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • The length of the tour is 6 kilometers, or 3.7 miles, and is doable for most people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Everything was wonderful, but unfortunately sexism on the entire canal network... The tour was nice and the two guides were very nice - unfortunately there were two boats with drunk sexist men. The men attacked the female guide, wanted her to get in their boat, etc. Loud bawling, the young woman was embarrassed and embarrassed and smiled away at everything. I would have wished for stronger crackdowns here, that sexism and cheap pick-ups didn't take place. There was a Ballermann mood throughout the canal. Bachelor parties with inflatable porn dolls, drunk men gawping at every bikini, my daughter was called a "blonde bitch" to loud applause and laughter - and there you are in this boat, defenseless at the mercy of sexism. Unfortunately, these experiences overshadowed what was actually a great tour. It would be great if the organizer prepared his Gudides better here. You shouldn't just smile at that. It's extremely uncomfortable.

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Product ID: 221556