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Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

4.9 / 5

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Activity provider: Bootsverleih am Wildpark

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

Activity provider: Bootsverleih am Wildpark

From US$ 30.20 per person

Explore the Leipzig floodplain forest and districts of Leipzig aboard an electric motorboat and experience the diversity of flora and fauna in the middle of Leipzig.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Hop on an electric motor boat along the Pleiße and Weißen Elster
  • Experience the pleasant climate in the alluvial forest
  • Navigate through the numerous waterways
  • Admire the former industrial culture of Leipzig
  • Immerse yourself in the biodiversity of the flora and fauna
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Set off on a river cruise onboard an electric motorboat to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest. Experience the biodiversity of the flora and fauna and admire the city's industrial heritage.

Travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. From there, ride past the newly renovated grandstand of the racecourse at the "Scheibenholz" to the Palmengartenwehr.

Leave the Elster flood bed and turn into the Weiße Elster, and see Germany's first mail-order business and the Gründerzeit industrial buildings in Plagwitz. Travel along the Weiße Elster and navigate the Karl-Heine-Canal.

Passing the former "Riverboat", turn off at the stilt house and drive back to the starting point at the wildlife park.

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  • Motorboat tour
  • Food and drinks

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You will see the boat and guide next to the Boat Rentals at the Wildpark.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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4.9 /5

based on 60 reviews

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Wundervolle Natur durch den Auwald,entspannte Atmosphäre bei netten Informationen. Ich habe in der Mitte Platz genommen, da ist der Bootsführer schwer zu verstehen. Besser vorn oder hintern Platz nehmen.Sonst eine interessante Perspektive auf Leipzig.3h mit ca.12km Fahrt.Essen und trinken kein Problem, selbst mitgebracht oder Getränke für kleines Geld auf dem Boot erhältlich. LG

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November 2, 2022


The drive through the Auenwald decelerates immensely.

July 13, 2022

Very nice explanations and a wonderful experience to explore Leipzig from the boat. The alluvial forests were beautiful and we also met a beaver.

July 9, 2022

Product ID: 416803