Great Goitzschesee

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Great Goitzschesee
Amber Villa and Amber Lake.jpg
Goitzschesee with amber villa
Geographical location Anhalt-Bitterfeld district
Drain to the hollow
Places on the shore Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Coordinates 51 ° 37 '35 "  N , 12 ° 21' 49"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 37 '35 "  N , 12 ° 21' 49"  E
Great Goitzschesee (Saxony-Anhalt)
Great Goitzschesee
Altitude above sea level 75  m above sea level NHN
surface 13.32 km²
volume 0.213 km³
scope 66 kilometersdep1
Maximum depth 48 m


Open pit residual lake

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The Große Goitzschesee is the largest lake in the lake area, which arose from the former Goitzsche opencast lignite mine (pronounced: Gottsche) in Saxony-Anhalt . The open-cast mine is part of the Bitterfeld mining area . The northeast bay near Mühlbeck is called the Amber Lake.


The lake is located southeast of Bitterfeld and north of Delitzsch and, together with the Muldestausee, encloses the village of Pouch, which is in the center of the landscape . In 1998, the flooding of the former opencast mining area began with the discharge of Muldewasser. However, the project was not completed in 2006, but in 2002: A rupture of the Mulde dam caused by the Mulde flood caused the water to fill up by 7 meters to well above the target level within two days, so that it overflowed and the nearby town of Bitterfeld partially undermined Water set (maximum water level 78.64  m above sea level , target water level today 75  m above sea level ).

Level tower

While the opencast mine extended over Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony , today's Great Goitzschesee is located in the area of ​​Saxony-Anhalt on the border with Saxony. Almost entirely in Saxony, on the other hand, lies the neighboring lake Seelhausen ; the Goitzsche opencast mine used to be there too.

The Große Goitzschesee was renovated by the Lausitzer und Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft (LMBV) until 2006 . A recreation and nature reserve has emerged.

In June 2005 the lake was released for water sports and tourist use, initially limited to December 31, 2005. Fishing is already permitted in some places with a fishing license . The lake has now been released for general use.

The bank area from the Fritz Heinrich Stadium in Bitterfeld to the water level tower was completed on July 8, 2005 . An extensive riverside zone was created with a fairground, beaches, a campsite, a harbor basin on Berliner Straße in Bitterfeld and two marinas .

Large parts of the lake in the Bärenhof area were acquired by the BUND and are designated as a nature reserve.


Around the lake several art projects were realized: On the peninsula Pouch located next to the entertainment arena Agora several landscape art objects, the Bitterfeld Arch stands west of the Goitzsche and Goitzschewächter of Anatol Herzfeld in the south, near the Paupitzscher lake .

Since 2004, motorboat races (world, European and German championships in different classes) have been taking place on the Goitzsche near the Pouch peninsula in August . The event is linked to the largest folk festival in the region, the Goitzsche Festival. Every year around 100,000 visitors flock to the peninsula on the second weekend in August.

In addition, the so-called Goitzsche marathon has been held annually in various disciplines (including inline skates ) along the lake since 2006 .

Since the Geiseltalsee was completely flooded in 2011, the body of water has been the second largest lake in the Central German Lake District .

In 2013 the Blauwald subsidiary Blausee GmbH bought parts of the Goitzsche and adjacent land.


The name of the alluvial forest originally located here has changed several times over the centuries until the name 'Goitzsche' caught on. At the beginning of the 20th century, however, the name 'Goitsche' was entered when creating new measuring table sheets , which is still to be found today.


Panorama of the Goitzsche from Pouch

Web links

Commons : Goitzsche  - collection of images, videos and audio files


Individual evidence

  1. Water depth map Großer Goitzschesee. (pdf) LMBV, accessed on November 24, 2018 .
  2. Johannes Strempel: Angry and tame. The Mulde one year after the flood of the century. In: Die Welt , vol. 58, August 13, 2003, p. 10
  3. ^ Website of the Goitzsche Marathon
  4. "Parts of the Goitzsche sold for 2.9 million"
  5. Goitzsche ( Memento of the original from October 25, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on the website of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /