Leipzig: 70-Minute Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise
- Duration: 70 minutes
Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board of a motorboat as you embark on a 70-minute 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 our way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial d...
Sehr empfehlenswert- bequem und informativ. Ramon war unser Capitan, hat alles toll erzählt. Wir haben etwas über Geschichte der Stadt gehört und dazu hat er uns viele praktische Infos über Leipzig gegeben. Man kann sich was zu trinken auf dem Boot kaufen.
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 hi...
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.
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.
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 th...
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.
The wealth of the Wettin princes and the baroque splendour of Dresden would hardly be imaginable without the lavish income from ore mining in the Ore Mountains. The art treasures and craftsmanship, the cultural landscape, the scientific institutions or even traditions and folk art of the Ore Mountains are unique in the world. Recently this has also been recognised by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee. Experience a varied day in the upper Ore Mountains, leaving from your pickup point in Leipzig. Your destination for the day is the mining town of Annaberg-Buchholz. Named after the patron saint of the miners, St. Anna, the church of the same name dominates the townscape of the town with its 20,000 inhabitants. On the way there you have the possibility to visit a wood artist in his workshop or to enter a visitor mine. Enjoy the wonderful views of mountain peaks and wildly romanti...
Visit Bad Lauchstädt Castle and spa facilities. Go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Walkenried Monastery Ruins, take a small trek to Moorland from the National Park Center, Torfhaus and stop in Ilsenburg and Wernigerode (town hall). Get beautiful views of the Harz Mountains and its exposed low mountain range surrounded by flatland. See the oldest mining region in Germany. Discover a natural paradise with the Harz National Park and in the center, the 1141 meter high Brocken Peak. Hear legends and myths from prehistoric times to the present from your local guide. Head to the Walkenried monastery ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go on a small Moorland hike in Torfhaus, where you will hopefully get a view of Brocken if the weather is good. On an extensive round trip by comfortable van transportation around the Harz summit, get to know the tranquil towns of Ilsenburg and Wernige...
Start the Christmas season in style with a tour through the winter landscape of the Erzgebirge. Get the chance to admire lovingly decorated villages and towns on your way to the quaint mining town of Annaberg Buchholz. Here you will have the opportunity to meet a wood artist who will teach you about their traditional craft. Visit the St. Annenchurch or the manufacturer of the dreamers with one of the most remarkable wood-art collections in Europe. During the trip you will taste some local delicacies and learn more about the secret Christmas traditions of the locals. You also have the opportunity to visit the Christmas markets in Annaberg-Buchholz. There, you can buy gifts for your loved ones before you go to Leipzig.
Avoid the hassle of organizing a rental car or driving in snowy conditions and enjoy a shuttle transfer service to Fichtelberg mountain for a full-day cross-country skiing tour. Get picked up from the door of your hotel and dropped off directly at the cross-country ski run at Fichtelberg in the Ore Mountains. Feel free to bring your own equipment with you or rent it directly at the drop-off location. During the day, you will be free to explore the ski runs at your own pace without a guide. In the late afternoon, get picked up back at the same parking lot and driven back to your front door. If you wish to ski along the trails, you can arrange to get picked up from another cross-country ski trail parking lot.
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Come down, switch off and just enjoy! After 3 days of city trip and expired feet, this boat tour was a wonderful end. We learned a lot of interesting things about the nice captain of the Johann Sebastian Bach, that was the name of our boat. Thanks very much
Very informative and entertaining boat tour, where you have a completely different view of Leipzig and learn a lot of new things about the city. Our captain was great! Thank you very much, it was fun.
We were very satisfied, saw and heard a lot about Leipzig and had fun at the same time. We wish the young team all the best in the realization of your ideas, MfG Fam. Wolfert
A very nice trip. The boat driver imparted a lot of interesting information about Leipzig. Again and again with pleasure and to be recommended.
Great experience to discover Leipzig from the water. Class boat driver on the "Johann Sebastian Bach"