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Karl-Heine-Kanal

04229 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
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Ranked #11 of 76 Attractions in Leipzig
Description: Künstlicher Wasserlauf, ehemald zu Industriezwecken genutzt. Heute ausschließlich Naherholung.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The canals are the most unique part of Leipzig. It's located in Plagwitz district between some old warehouses. It's still a bit underrated, it's not even mentioned in some tourist guides, which I don't understand. You can take a boat trip, or rent a small boat for a day, and discover the canals and the lakes nearby. There are some... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We booked a tour online and spent about an hour on the Karl-Heine-Kanal on a small wooden boat. I wish we had booked a longer tour - it's so lovely and easygoing. Apparently, Leipzig has more bridges than Venice does. The Karl-Heine-Kanal is likely to become more touristy in a couple of years, but at the moments it appears not... More

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