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Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

1. Leipzig: Motorboat Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Cruise along the winding canals of Leipzig and admire the city views from the water. Watch the history of Leipzig unfold as you pass important districts, including Plagwitz and Palmengartenwehr. Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board a motorboat as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence, and admire the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making your way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial district of Plagwitz. Karl Heine, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and industrial pioneer played a key role in the urban development of Leipzig’s western areas. See the striking Stelzenhaus at the last stop of the tour before heading back to the harbor where you'll enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore further sights of Leipzig after the motorboat tour.

Leipzig: 360° Panorama NEW YORK 9/11 Exhibition Ticket

2. Leipzig: 360° Panorama NEW YORK 9/11 Exhibition Ticket

Experience “NEW YORK 9/11 – War in Times of Peace” the latest 360° panorama presented by artist Yadegar Asisi at the Leipzig Panometer. This highly topical work of art will transport you back to the attacks of September 11, and illustrate the impact they had around the world. Follow a chronological journey through the past 20 years since that fateful day. Five installations visualize some of the less visible consequences: the suffering caused in war-torn Middle Eastern countries, the huge follow-up costs of the war on terror, and the fates of the refugees and witnesses. At the end of these installations, you'll encounter the 32-meter-high NEW YORK 9/11 panorama setting the scene of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, at 08:41, five minutes before the attacks took place. In the knowledge of the tragedies that followed, you'll find this starting point rife with tension as you stand in the midst of the morning bustle of multicultural Manhattan, a seemingly utopian snapshot. The panorama artwork is accompanied by authentic background sounds and music by the composer Eric Babak, who has composed the respective panorama soundtracks since the first panorama, EVEREST 8848. “NEW YORK 9/11 – War in Times of Peace“ is the fourth anti-war project by Yadegar Asisi and continues his examination of the world with a particular focus on the wars of modern times.

Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

3. Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

Experience incredible tranquility and nature idyll on this relaxing river cruise from Leipzig into the riverside forest. Discover the unique biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the beautiful Leipzig floodplain forest. Hop on an electric motorboat, starting at the boathouse and travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. Discover a forest rich in a wide variety of animal and plant species.  Take advantage of the many shady ancient oaks on the shore on warm sunny days. End at the boathouse where you can continue to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest on foot.

Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

4. Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor in Leipzig, with its famous beach bar. Relax on board of a motorboat as you embark on a 60-minute sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine to keep you warm. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence, and view the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th Century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making your way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial district of Plagwitz. Karl Heine, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and industrial pioneer, played a key role in the urban development of Leipzig’s western areas. See the striking Stelzenhaus at the last stop of the tour before heading back to the harbor where you will enjoy a drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore the sights of Leipzig further after the motorboat tour.

Leipzig: 13-Stop Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Ticket

5. Leipzig: 13-Stop Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Ticket

Experience Leipzig aboard a blue and yellow double-decker bus which offers you the best all-round views accompanied by certified tour guides. Immerse yourself in Saxon cosiness as you experience the most beautiful and impressive places in Leipzig throughout an entertaining 1.5-hour city tour. Passing the zoo, which is worth seeing not just for the younger guests, you will continue to the Saxon Rococo architecture of the Gohliser Schlößchen. You'll then travel through the Waldstraßenviertel, one of the largest and best-preserved European Wilhelminian style quarters, before progressing on to the Red Bull Arena. Later, pass the Thomas Church and new town hall before crossing the music district with the Federal Administrative Court. Experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Old Fair and the MDR site, as well as the opulence of the Battle of Nations Monument and the Panometer. In addition to the legendary pubs and shopping streets, you will be shown the cultural highlights for music and theater lovers with the Opera and Gewandhaus. Take a deep breath while visiting the Plagwitz climate district, and enjoy the little Venice of Leipzig with its numerous waterways.

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

6. Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

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.

Leipzig: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Leipzig Zoo Ticket

7. Leipzig: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Leipzig Zoo Ticket

Make the most of your time in Leipzig with a combined ticket for both a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and Leipzig Zoo.  Discover Leipzig with a 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour's different 13 different stops. Starting from the main train station, get to know the city at your convenience, getting off at the stops that interest you most.  Head to Leipzig Zoo when you get to the 'Zoo' bus stop. Skip the ticket line before heading in the see the 900 species of animals.  Established in  1878, today it has six different themed states such as Pongoland, the “Makasi-Simba” lion savannah, or the new Himalayan mountain world.

Leipzig: Karl-Heine-Canal 2-Hour Canoe Tour

8. Leipzig: Karl-Heine-Canal 2-Hour Canoe Tour

Begin your tour at the picturesque Stadthafen Leipzig. After meeting your guide and receiving a thorough safety briefing, you’ll be off and paddling with confidence down the lush, tree-lined Karl-Heine-Canal. As you meander down the canal, pass the magnificent Baedeker Villa, owned by publishing magnates. Float by the Palmengartenwehr, a nearly 100-year-old flood control barrier. Continue through the city, drifting through Clara-Zetkin-Park, the largest in the city, before passing the Buntgarnwerke, one of the biggest industrial monuments in Germany. If you’re lucky, you may even pass by legendary Olympic kayaker Tina Dietze, who trains at the Olympic Training Center Leipzig. After cruising down the neighborhood streams that lead you back into the city, you’ll find yourself back at Stadthafen Leipzig, in perfect time for a drink or snack at the sprawling beach bar.

Leipzig: Airbus A320 Flight Simulation

9. Leipzig: Airbus A320 Flight Simulation

After a brief introduction to the Airbus A320 flight simulator, step into the cockpit and get ready for your flight. Choose your flight route between your desired airports. Start the engines to taxi to the runway before getting set for takeoff. Your instructor will guide and support you throughout the experience. Experience the excitement of flying to your dream airport while maneuvering the aircraft through challenging weather conditions. Manage technical problems and feel the adrenaline of a challenging flight as you navigate the Airbus safely to its destination. Following a post-flight debriefing, receive a laminated certificate with a photo of you in the cockpit as mementos of your experience. Bring up to 2 guests along with you who can share in the experience.

Leipzig: Guided tour through the New Town Hall

10. Leipzig: Guided tour through the New Town Hall

Visit the New Leipzig Town Hall, which opened in 1905 during the city’s heyday, with 900 offices and many representative halls. Enjoy a view of the city from one of the highest town hall towers (and the tallest town hall tower in Germany) standing at 114 m tall. Learn about the history of the town hall, from the laying of its foundation in 1899 to its current use as the seat of the Leipzig city administration. See the low casemates of the castle, which remain preserved, and admire the architectural style of the building.

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based on 50 reviews

Uwe unser Kapitän war super nett, wusste viel Interessantes zu erzählen und hat laut und deutlich gesprochen. Es war eine entspannte Atmosphäre auf dem Boot. Es gab Getränke zu moderaten Preisen aus der Kühlbox, man konnte auch mitgebrachte Getränke trinken. Super Sache.

Highly recommended, the trip was great fun and very informative. We'll definitely do it again. thumbs up

Great canal ride, route was picturesque and followed historic buildings. Highly recommend it.

Great activity, great guide, easy rescheduling, excellent customer service.

It was a great experience, will definitely do it again... keep it up