Leipzig, the little Venice | Tips and recommendations

Stadthafen Leipzig

Even among the people of Leipzig, of course meant slightly jokingly, Leipzig is called the Venice of the east. The Elster canals in the districts of Plagwitz and Lindenau are popular points of contact for boat tours and beautiful walks on and at the water. The waterways are inspired durig the industrialization phase by industrial pioneers such as Karl Heine. Especially from an economic perspective, it is a sensible measure to connect the city the city to “international waters”.

Thus, the Karl Heine Canal, one of the most famous canals in the city and central point of contact for adjacent neighborhoods, such as the two above, is known for the pleasant and student atmosphere.

The Stadthafen, city harbor, easily accessible from the hotel by public transport, is a nice place to enjoy a meal and a cold drink on the water and then choose one of the different boat tours. Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddles are also available for rental. On request, we will describe to you on your arrival or during your stay on the basis of the city map how you can most easily get to the city harbor or alternative boat tour providers by car, bike or public transport.

Stadthafen | city harbor

Boat tours in Leipzig are amazing and can be combined with several further city tours. Thus, the tours of the two major bus tour providers have a frequented route for the main attractions of the city. You can leave the bus in between, take a boat tour and then continue by bus. Optionally, the boat tour is included in the bus tour for an extra charge.

We sell tickets on site at the hotel, please contact us via the usual contact channels. Book boat tours and other service packages in addition to your overnight stay. Do you have specific individual ideas? In this case, it is best to contact us by phone, e-mail or contact form.

Would you like to give a person who is valuable to you a joy and a great city experience? Give away one of our performance vouchers and we will take care of the rest.

Your team from the Hotel Zur alten Stadtkellerei


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