Leipzig New Lakeland

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Logo of the Leipziger Neuseenland
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Elsterstausee (below), Cospudener See (middle), Markkleeberger See (above)
Zwenkau lake
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Kulkwitzer See
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Zöbigker Winkel water sports center on Lake Cospuden
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Image of Zwenkauer See and Cospudener See from the International Space Station

The Leipziger Neuseenland is a partially emerging post- mining landscape that belongs to the Central German Lakeland . These include shares in the Leipzig district , in the northern Saxony district and in the city of Leipzig. As part of the recultivation and renaturation of the former lignite extraction and its facilities, numerous bodies of water have emerged from the remaining open-cast mining holes , which will fill up over the next few years and decades and which are to be partly connected with canals. The lake network is to take up a water area of ​​around 70 km² and be used for tourism as well as for flood protection.

As part of the application by the city of Leipzig for the 2012 Olympic Games , the New Lake District was intended for competitions in sports such as rowing , canoeing , canoe slalom , tennis, mountain biking, cycling, trap and skeet shooting , triathlon and beach volleyball . The Markkleeberg Canoe Park was built for this in Markkleeberg .


To the lakes of the Leipzig Neuseenland include , among others :

Surname Final size End of flooding use
Bockwitz lake 170 ha 2005 mostly reserved for nature conservation, beaches planned
Cospudener See 436 ha 2000 Water sports and leisure center
Domsener See (→ Domsen ) 920 ha 2046
Groitzscher See (→ Groitzsch ) 869 ha 2060 Landscape lake, local recreation (planned)
Hainer See 387 ha 2007 Water sports and leisure center (planned)
Hard Sea 65 ha 1995 Swimming lake, gastronomy, campsite
Haselbacher See 335 ha 2002 Water sports, swimming lake
Haubitzer See 160 ha 2007 Water sports and leisure center (planned)
Kahnsdorfer See 112 ha 2007 natural reserve
Kulkwitzer See 150 ha 1983 Water sports and leisure center
Markkleeberger See 252 ha 2006 Water sports and leisure center (partly under construction)
Peres lake 699 ha 2051 Landscape lake, local recreation (planned)
Schladitzer See 220 ha 2012 Water sports and leisure center
Schwerzauer See (→ Schwerzau ) 840 ha 2060
Borna reservoir 265 ha 1980 Flood protection, fish farming, nature conservation, natural beaches
Witznitz reservoir 236 ha 1954 Reservoir
Störmthaler See 730 ha 2011 Tourism, water sports, nature conservation, art projects
Werbener See 80 ha 2000 Bathing lake, fishing area
Zwenkau lake 970 ha 2015 Leisure and recreation, nature and flood protection (planned)
720-degree camera panning from the observation tower diocese: Cospudener See, Zwenkauer See and the former Elsterstausee Bösdorf are visible

See also


  • Saxon State Office for Environment and Geology; Sächsisches Oberbergamt (Ed.): The lignite mining in the southern area of ​​Leipzig. Dresden 2004. ( digitized version )
  • Ronald Kunze: On the planning renewal of the industrial legacy in the southern Leipzig area. Urban planning competitions for industrial areas and commercial sites. In: Ronald Kunze, Ursula von Petz, Dirk Schubert, Max Welch Guerra (eds.): Yearbook Urban Renewal 1997. Berlin, pp. 103–114.

Web links

Commons : Leipziger Neuseenland  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Estimation based on the flooding ends of similar open pit remaining holes
  2. http://www.lmbv.de/index.php/Nachrichtenleser/items/bei-flutung-des-zwenkauer-sees-hat-hochwasserschutz-vorrang-2812.html