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Hidden Leipzig
The Karl Heine Canal ringed by vegetation.

Walk along the Karl Heine Canal

Whether in the green of summer, amid colourful autumn leaves, ice-covered water or in the middle of blooming flowers - the Karl Heine Canal is a very special highlight in Leipzig's vibrant West every season. The 3.3-kilometre-long canal is man-made and is ideal for long walks alongside the bank. You can also take a leisurely boat trip along Leipzig's waterways. On your tour through the area, you will be impressed by historic villas and modern industrial lofts. Many peaceful places are perfect for a short break. In the summer, the steps near the Philippus Church are a popular place to listen to the soft splashing of the water and admire the beauty of the canal.


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K.-Heine-/Gießerstraße ⋅ TRAM 14; Lindenau Bushof ⋅ TRAM 15, BUS 80; Elster Passage ⋅ TRAM 3, BUS 74

Picnic on the steps near Phillippus Church with a view of Karl Heine Canal.
© Philipp Kirschner
Canoe in the Karl Heine Canal.
© Tom Williger
Photo of the canal with the König-Albert bridge in the background; summer, green, neighbouring buildings, façades, industrial charm, walkway
© Philipp Kirschner

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