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Karl-Heine-Kanal

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Address: 04229, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Künstlicher Wasserlauf, ehemald zu Industriezwecken genutzt. Heute...

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

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What a delightful angle on Leipzig. Travel early as the canal gets busy.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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.

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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!

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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!

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 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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