We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Karl-Heine-Kanal

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 04229, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Website
Description:

Künstlicher Wasserlauf, ehemald zu Industriezwecken genutzt. Heute...

Künstlicher Wasserlauf, ehemald zu Industriezwecken genutzt. Heute ausschließlich Naherholung.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 92 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nice trip through the old industry part of Leipzig and the nature

It is one of the slower ways to enjoy the city by a guided boat tour, canoe by yourself or you can walk the canal, here you can view some hotspots in the southwest and west. You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2017
Oli K
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

It is one of the slower ways to enjoy the city by a guided boat tour, canoe by yourself or you can walk the canal, here you can view some hotspots in the southwest and west. You see some nice old factory buildings from the turn of the century, which are now flats or in use for small businesses. At... More 

Helpful?
Thank Oli K
Burlington, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We loved this trip along the winding canals that intersect the city of Leipzig. We rented a 4 person canoe from Franziskaner for about 40 Euros for the day (5 hour trip) and stopped at a lovely restaurant for lunch.

Helpful?
1 Thank jamesbaldwin62
Glasgow
Level Contributor
38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The weather was beautiful so the whole experience was improved with the weather.It took us a little bit to find place.Nice area to wait for cruise.We were out for about an hour and tea,coffee and soft drinks were provided. Down side was that guide spoke only in German.He was clearly entertaining but we learned nothing.We did get to see the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anne M
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
128 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Helpful?
Thank 490theos
Tartu, Estonia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Helpful?
1 Thank ZyrilB
Leipzig, Germany
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

Helpful?
Thank Victor T
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank suzanne h
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Peter d
Level Contributor
79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Anže A
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
4 Thank Jancom

Travelers who viewed Karl-Heine-Kanal also viewed

 

Been to Karl-Heine-Kanal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Karl-Heine-Kanal and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Karl-Heine-Kanal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?