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Boat tours in the water city Leipzig

On Leipzig's waterways, you can get to know the city from a completely different angle on a tour in a motorboat or canoe. For instance on a boat tour from the city harbour in the heart of the city through the idyllic alluvial forest or impressive industrial architecture.

The surrounding countryside with its more than 20 man-made lakes offers a wide range of boat trips and canoe tours with excellent water quality and natural recreational opportunities.

Motor boat trips

Motorboat tour on Leipzig's waters, leisure
Motorboat tour © Stadthafen Leipzig GmbH

Enjoy the wonderful river scenery along Leipzig's waterways, such as the Weißen Elster and the Karl Heine Canal.

A boat guide will share a lot of interesting facts about Leipzig, especially about the Plagwitz and Schleußig districts.

Passenger ships

MS Santa Barbara
© Reederei Zwenkau GmbH Co. KG

In the Leipzig region various passenger ships inviting you to explore the lakes and waterways in comfort. The phrase "ship ahoy" is used in many places, whether on Lakes Cospuden, Zwenkau, Markkleeberg or Lake Störmthal. There are also be special cruises and on-board tastings.

The boats on the lakes operate during the summer season from March to October regularly and on request.

Excursions in New Lake District

Bus tour to the New Lake District ©TVLN

See the grandiose landscape change from brown coal to the lakes up close.

On the tour you will explore the Leipzig New Lake District by bus and boat.

Excursion through the water city of Leipzig, tour

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