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Leipzig: City to Cospudener See 7-Hour Canoe Tour

Leipzig: City to Cospudener See 7-Hour Canoe Tour

From US$ 41.91 per person

Experience the wonderful fusion of Leipzig's industrial architecture and pristine natural landscapes. Canoe through the winding rivers and canals to the magical Cospudener See.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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English, German


  • Discover the impressive architecture of Leipzig from the water
  • Relax in the beautiful natural landscapes
  • Get sporty on a 22-kilometer route
  • Learn about the sights and history of the city
  • Hangout at the beach of the stunning Cospudener See
Full description
Beginning at the picturesque city harbor, check out the pretty area before meeting your guide. Your licensed guide will make sure you’re ready for the tour, briefing you on paddling techniques and safety procedures. Pass the magnificent villa of the Baedeker publishing family, and onwards to the Palmengartenwehr, a technological monument and an important facet of Leipzig’s flood protection facilities. Paddle past the city’s largest park and the 1867 racecourse, Scheibenholz. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet Tina Dietze on the water — the Olympic kayaking champion based at the Olympic Training Center in Leipzig. Leave the stress of the city behind as you enter the Floßgraben Canal in southern Leipzig, keeping a lookout for the rare kingfisher. Entering the beautiful Cospudener See, enjoy a break at its famous beach before crossing the lake. The final portion of the tour is geared towards those who enjoy faster-flowing waters. Head back through Leipzig’s imposing historic industrial buildings to the original starting point, where your tour will end. Enjoy a beer at the bar and watch the canoes and paddlers drift through the water.
  • 7-hour tour
  • Use of paddles, boats, and lifejackets
  • Guide
  • Lunch at the Hacienda Cospuden (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

City Harbor Leipzig, Schreberstraße 20, 04109 Leipzig.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  •  The tour is about 22 kilometers long. A moderate fitness level is required.
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A great experience. We got to know Leipzig and its lakes from a different perspective.

September 20, 2020

August 15, 2021

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Product ID: 221598