The most beautiful swimming lakes in Saxony-Anhalt

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When the hot summer heat takes over Saxony-Anhalt—when the air starts to stand still and the asphalt starts to melt—there’s only one thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out to the countryside, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend and a frisbee for the perfect combination.

Here are the komoot community's favorite lakes in Saxony-Anhalt. Discover picturesque lakes with dreamy bays and beaches with the finest sand—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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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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    Raßnitzer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Raßnitzer lake originated from a residual hole of the open pit mine. Where once brown coal was mined, today is a beautiful lake, on the banks of which nature is spreading more and more. Since this year, swimming at the lake is now also allowed. Buoys and signage will probably be installed in winter for the 2019 swimming season.

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    Schwimmbad Arendsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Arendsee is the largest natural lake in Saxony-Anhalt, which is also one of the deepest lakes in northern Germany. At its lowest point, it is about 50 meters deep. On the northeastern shore of the lake is a large beach, where you can take a break, rest in the shady grass and refresh in the cool lake water.The lido is open daily from May to September from 10am to 6pm (weather permitting). Admission costs 3.50 euros for adults and 2 euros for children.

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    Sachsen-Anhalt - Neustädter See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Crystal-clear water, green lawns with large trees and a gently sloping sandy beach make the Neustädter See one of the most beautiful bathing waters near Magdeburg. Perfect for families and for friends of free body culture, there is a separate guarded nudist stand section. But here you can not just lie around in the sun and cool yourself down in the water. There are beach volleyball and playgrounds as well as a waterski and wakeboardl lift. Fun and games all along the line.

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    Plattensee Dannigkow

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The entrance costs normal, I think € 2, to get to the sandy beach. We were lucky, because they were probably already closing time.

    Who skimpy at the entrance missed something. If it is not completely overcrowded in midsummer, Baden is here, thanks to clear water and well-kept beach section, a must.

    And if your stomach growls can strengthen, because there is also a snack bar.

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    Strandbad am Stausee Kelbra

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At the dam Kelbra you can not only great cycling, but also swim in the lido on the lake. The beach is part of a campsite and therefore offers all the benefits of an outdoor pool, such as a waterslide, a kiosk, changing rooms and toilets. By the way, you can choose between a textile and a naturist beach in the bathing beach at the reservoir Kelbra.The lido is open daily from May to September from 8 to 20 o'clock. The entrance fee is 2 euros.

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    Barleber See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Barleber Lake is not far from Magdeburg and is therefore the perfect lake for those who want to exchange the city for nature on hot days. At the lake there is a beautiful beach, which invites you to relax and swim.The bathroom is open daily from May to September from 9am to 7pm. Outside the opening hours, access is also possible, but then there are no lifeguards.Admission costs 3.50 euros for adults and 1.50 euros for children.

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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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    Thiele
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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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    Badesee Mondsee

    Hiking Highlight

    Sandy beach, lawn, barbecue facilities and an extra dog beach - all for a small entrance fee.
    The lake was voted among the 10th most beautiful lake in Germany, and it is definitely highly recommended!

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    Bergwitzsee mit Bademöglichkeit

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Quiet location with many small bays. Really a relaxing place.

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    Heidesee & Heidebad

    Running Highlight

    On Heidesee the Heidelauf starts several times a year. There is also a climbing forest and a sandy beach for relaxing and swimming.

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    Marco

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