The most beautiful swimming spots around Leipzig

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When hot summer heat is taking over Leipzig, when the air is standing still and the asphalt melting, there’s only one right thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out of the city, right into the cool, fresh water. Leipzig has more than enough lakes for everyone. Bring a friend, a frisbee and a watermelon to make it perfect. Here are the most popular lakes of our Leipzig users. They show you wonderful lakes in the middle of nature with crystal clear water, romantic wooded shores, beautiful sandy beaches and cosy sunbathing lawns, so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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    Cospudener See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    During the reclamation, a recreational area with beach and landscaped park was created around the lake and opened at the Expo 2000 on June 1, 2000. The leisure activities are for sunbathing and swimming and u. a. Well-received by sailors, windsurfers, kitesurfers, inline skaters and cyclists, the Cospudener See has become a popular recreational area. In recent years, it has been averaged by about 450,000 people per season. In the course of the Leipzig Olympic bid for 2012 competitions in rowing, triathlon as well as beach volleyball and extensive other leisure activities were planned at Lake Cospuden.

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    Zwenkauer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Zwenkauer See offers many hardly visited bathing places. The water here is incredibly clear and you will definitely find a place to rest. Behind the Zwenkau harbor you can take the bicycle on a small trail right near the water. But you have to be careful that you do not miss the branch back to the bike path. 2radliebe.de/2016/08/08/sonntagsliebe-leipziger-seen

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    Kulkwitzer See

    Hiking Highlight

    The Kulkwitzer lake in the west of Leipzig is suitable for various recreational activities and purchase point.

    It is optimally accessible from several directions. From the west, directly from Markranstädt, from the east to Lausen-Grünau and Miltitz and from the south from Plagwitz-Pörsten-Radweg. The connection by public transport is optimally realized with road and bus (on Leipziger side lines 1, 61, 161, 62, 65 and 66. On Markranstädter side line 65).

    In the summer, the Kulkwitzer See is a sought-after beach destination, on the Miltitzer side is a water-ski facility.

    Otherwise, the Kulki, as it is also called, is suitable for hiking and cycling all year round. A round around the lake is about 10 km. If it is possible in summer with the trekking bike easily, you should take the mountain bike in winter, because on the Markranstädter side, the forest trails are muddy.

    Supermarkets are not far away in Miltitz and Lausen, as well as Markrans

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    Naunhofer See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Both lakes are former gravel pits. Ideal for hiking, cycling and of course for swimming. At Moritzsee there is a parking lot which is chargeable from May to September.

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    Wallendorfer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautiful sandy beach, in the water but gravel. Usually you are alone.

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    Raßnitzer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Fantastic rest area with possibility for swimming

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    Markkleeberger See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Great lake, clear water, with many swimming spots

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    Badestrand Störmthaler See

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    Beautiful natural beach, where it is worth taking a short plunge into the water.

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    Wolteritzer Strand – Schladitzer See

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Beautiful beach on Lake Schladitzer, in the area Wolteritz. ideal place for a bike break at Lake Schladitzer. Water quality used to be good, shallow entry into the water. Good gravel and lots of space when more visitors come. With the bike you can fix a good job.

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    Hainer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautiful lake, formed from an open pit Restloch, where you can also paddle well. He is also good at cycling.

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    Badestrand Pahna

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very nice little lake with a campsite right on the shore. Clear water. Beautiful loop around the lake.

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    Westufer Geiseltalsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Geiseltalsee is the largest artificial lake in Germany, which was fed from the water of the Saale. On a 28-kilometer trail you can cycle around the lake. On the way you can stop in two places to swim in the lake. The swimming areas are signposted, one of them is at the campsite Geiseltalsee-Camp, where you can spend the night, if you want to stay longer. You can experience a lot on the lake, because you can not only swim there and enjoy the wonderful nature, but also explore the underwater world while diving or get to know the lake from a different perspective while boating.

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    Gröberner See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Here you can ride a bike and enjoy the view of the beautiful lake. At the lake and forest resort there are small bays and bathing jetties. If you feel like it, you can jump into the water on Gröberner See to refresh yourself.

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    Großstolpener See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Beautiful lake, created from a former opencast mine. Here it can stay.

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