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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 hi...

  • Leipzig: 4-Hour City Center to Cospudener See Tour

    2. 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

    3. 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 th...

  • From Leipzig: Day Tour to the Green Belt

    4. 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.

  • From Leipzig: Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

    5. From Leipzig: Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

    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...

  • Harz Mountains Day Trip

    6. Harz Mountains Day Trip

    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...

  • From Leipzig: Christmassy Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

    7. From Leipzig: Christmassy Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

    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.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Hurray after a year of pandemic a joint canoe tour on the wedding day. Everything fit - the weather, not too hot, was perfect. A view of individual sections of Leipzig from the water is great. On the way back through the city by car, we liked the water side better in places. :-) The guide was great, definitely take your camera and something to drink. We will be back definitely.

The tour was super individual. It was discussed very flexibly what should be looked at & if the schedule had shifted slightly, a new solution was always found. The transfer was perfect and the food was also very tasty and varied.

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!

We had an excellent friendly and very well-read guide. Detailed information about the country and its people

A great experience. We got to know Leipzig and its lakes from a different perspective.