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Address: , 04229 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Description: Künstlicher Wasserlauf, ehemald zu Industriezwecken genutzt. Heute...
Künstlicher Wasserlauf, ehemald zu Industriezwecken genutzt. Heute ausschließlich Naherholung.
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Get yourself In a boat and explore it

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 

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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 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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.

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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.

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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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