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Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

1. Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor in Leipzig, with its famous beach bar. Relax on a electric 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. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore the sights of Leipzig further after the motorboat tour.

Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

2. Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

Cruise along the winding canals of Leipzig and admire the city views from the water on this guided tour. 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 can enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore further sights of Leipzig after the tour.

Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

3. Gruseltour Leipzig: A Haunted Guided Tour

Spend 1.5 hours experiencing the haunted side of Leipzig on a guided walking tour. Enter a world of grisly legends, creepy secrets of the past and goose-bump-inducing events. Discover why Leipzig was such an important destination for those who believed in ghosts. Hear about a city bustling with gravediggers who would bury people alive. Your guide will also tell you about the so-called evilest man that ever lived, who, when he visited this beautiful city, left a bad impression on Leipzig that lingers until today. The secrets of the past will be revealed to you and your guide will introduce you to the demons of the night in Leipzig.

Leipzig: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

4. Leipzig: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

In the year 1723 the musician Bach was extremely popular in Leipzig. He had made this beautiful city the musical capital of Germany and that was accompanied by a lot of fame. Until the Prince of Prussia took power and imposed a curfew. Bach did not agree with this and made that very clear. The prince was not pleased with this and opens a manhunt for the musician. Bach had to leave his beloved Leipzig as soon as possible. Will you help him finding the secret exit? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the St. Thomas Church, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Leipzig: Harry Potter Quiz Tour

5. Leipzig: Harry Potter Quiz Tour

This walking tour starts at Leipzig Mendebrunnen where you can meet your expert guide and the other wizards (or muggles). It leads through the inner city of Leipzig by night and is fashioned as a quiz about the Wizarding World. During the tour, your guide will ask you questions - ranging from easy to difficult - to prove your knowledge about the Harry Potter Universe. With that, he will also provide you with interesting insider facts about the city. Whoever has the most correct answers will be crowned the winner and is awarded a magical prize and neverending honor among the International Confederation of Wizards. But be warned, you might not be the only clever one around - in case of a draw, a wizard's duel ensues between the contenders. This tour is not for the faint of heart! Be as strong as a Gryffindor, as clever as Ravenclaw, as loyal as Hufflepuff and as sly as a Slytherin.

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: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

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

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

We really enjoyed the mulled wine motor boat trip despite the outside temperature being only 2 degrees Celsius. Roger had decorated the boat nicely for Christmas. The table was attractively prepared with thermos flasks for mulled wine and punch and gingerbread. His explanations about the history and architecture of Leipzig were very interesting. He answered all questions - also in English - to our complete satisfaction.

Great offer, the price/performance ratio is absolutely okay, I can absolutely recommend this tour. A nice, pleasant boat tour with a very friendly and easy-going "captain", hot mulled wine, children's punch, nibbles and warm blankets included, you can enjoy a great boat trip in a pleasant peace and great landscape. Our guide told history and anecdotes very charmingly. Top experience

Not a classic city tour with a focus on facts, but a great journey through the last centuries of Leipzig with great legends, stories and backgrounds, in which you can still learn a lot about the city. In addition, our "guide" managed to pull you into the journey and you often felt like you were transported back in time. Clear recommendation!!

The scary tour was incredibly beautiful! The guide (a witch) was able to convey the history of the past in Leipzig very convincingly and with wit. You will be introduced to the secrets of the city and get an exclusive look into the past. I heartily recommend this tour.

Clarissa - the keeper of all terrible secrets, gave us a magical evening with chilling insights into Leipzig's past. Very likeable & with a lot of passion for her leadership. No standard city tour - 100% recommendation.