Water City Leipzig
Dive into Leipzig!
A pulsating metropolis, green and located directly on the water. Sounds too good to be true? But it is true! Leipzig combines all of these attributes! Dive into Leipzig and enjoy the water city in all its complexity.
Leipzig's water landscape is unique and offers ideal conditions for canoe, kayak and inflatable boat tours. Whether your style is sporty or relaxed, urban or earthy - the waterways of Leipzig and the surrounding region have something for everyone!
On an excursion through the interlocking system of natural rivers and canals, you will discover the inner-city charm from a completely new perspective and understand why Leipzig is also called Little Venice. As a nature lover, you will be amazed by naturally wild riverbanks and enjoy the extraordinary flora and fauna. A tour through the alluvial forest in Leipzig, one of the largest alluvial forests in Central Europe, feels like a mini vacation away from the city, and is therefore also very popular with the locals.
Looking for a boat?
You can start your paddle tour at Leipzig City Harbour, for example - an ideal starting point to explore the Karl-Heine Canal in the direction of Plagwitz and Lindenau by canoe or kayak. You will definitely discover one or two new favourite places as you travel past beautiful industrial buildings that still evoke the heyday of Leipzig's industrial heritage. You don't want to do all the work yourself? No problem! Numerous motorboat operators offer guided tours along the water. Sit back and enjoy the view while listening to interesting stories woven around the Water City of Leipzig. Or are you an avid cyclist? Then take your bike for a guided tour along the canal and continue by boat on the water to Leipzig's New Lake District.
Water City Leipzig offers numerous possibilities and is waiting to be discovered.