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Address: 04229, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Not Venice - or is it!

A very clever adaptation for housing of an old industrial area. The river really adds to it and we saew some gondloiers while we were there!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A very clever adaptation for housing of an old industrial area. The river really adds to it and we saew some gondloiers while we were there!

Thank 490theos
Tartu, Estonia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Worth the visit to have a view on the recent evolution of plagwitz and Leipzig in general! You can take a small boat and have a guided tour or do it with a canoe if you are more sporty!

1 Thank ZyrilB
Leipzig, Germany
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Renting a small boat and exploring the Kanal alone or with someone else is a great experience. Beeing in the Kanal you can see Leipzig from totally other angle.

Thank Victor T
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was travelling with someone who is disabled - but there was no problems no raised eyebrows or choas when we arrived at the start point of our journey. The driver (piolt/captain) of the boat was joval when he relayed imformation around the Karl-Heine- Kanal. There was also a sense of pride around what had been, what was now and... More 

1 Thank suzanne h
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Don’t assume, from the previous reviews on this subject, that you can take a boat tour from this canal. That’s what we did one Sunday in June 2015 (as did a visitor from Vienna) and were we misled! We walked for miles, some of it past tent cities of homeless people, most of it past factories. Yes, there is a... More 

1 Thank Peter d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We came from Sachsenbrücke direction to Sächsischen Bildungsagentur and then took parallel street where Karl-Heine-Kanal begins. I'm not sure where we ended but we just took a glimpse of Baumwollspinnerei. We ended our stroll on Karl-Heine Street, it was already dark and the street was lively with it's cafes and bars. Canal is a very nice part of Leipzig if... More 

Thank Anže A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It takes a while to find the path down but once you're on it you can make a lovely ride alongside the canal and see different styles of architecture, and people lounging on the quays and balconies.

Thank Cecilia-Ams
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One really sees the Venetian side of Leipzig. The canal is absolutely beautiful. A must! Take a boat tour through the canal to see another side of this interesting city. Tours offer beer & coffee for free on board.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was lovely to see a side of Leipzig that was totally different from the touristy old city. The river boat guide was very knowledgeable but talked too fast for us to take in everything he said. We saw many old warehouses that have been converted into upscale condos and residences and overall, enjoyed this leisurely form of sightseeing.

2 Thank Hanna H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a clean and calm canal which has warehouses and old buildings which stands empty, the town is like a ghost town but its relaxing if you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This area has lots of graffiti everywhere so its great for students studying Art - Architecture or people looking... More 

2 Thank lorraineJLondon

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