The opportunity to sail out into the countryside right from the city centre… something that sounds like a dream has long been a reality in Leipzig.
The city is constantly expanding its vast network of waterways - in summer 2011 the Gewässerverbund Leipziger Neuseenland (the New Lakeland Waterways Network) opened the first fully passable water route between Leipzig’s city port and Lake Cospuden, known as Course 1. So cast off and go!
The route brings into view Leipzig’s spacious park landscapes and magnificent Wilhelminian villas, and immerses travellers in the unique animal and plant world of the Auwald Forest - for this reason, the route may only be travelled by special permission. Numerous cafes and restaurants have also sprung up at the banks of the waterways.
Young people and artists feel especially drawn here by the fascinating array of old industrial buildings and abundant selection of leisure activities.
More information about the network of lakes and waterways