Mountain Biking Highlight

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Recommended by 107 out of 117 mountain bikers


  • Martin Donat

    The lower basin is part of the pumped storage plant Markersbach. In times of low energy demand, the water is pumped from the lower basin into the upper basin, so that in times of high energy demand by means of turbines electrical energy can be recovered.

    Anyway, it is a beautiful lake that is suitable for a break. You can fish in it or take a bath. The circuit around the upper basin is ideal for inline skating.

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    • December 21, 2017

  • Rombea

    Nice to drive way along the lower basin.

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    • August 21, 2020

  • Micha

    Idyllically located lower basin for swimming

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    • August 11, 2015

  • Enrico

    Larger reservoir with picnic facilities and benches.

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    • June 18, 2017

  • Thomas

    A great thing what was created here and especially for children inside a detour worth.

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    • September 16, 2018

  • MaDDin

    The pumped storage plant Markersbach (PSW Markersbach) in Saxony, which went online in 1979, is the second largest pumped storage power plant in Germany with an output of almost 1050 megawatts and is one of the largest hydropower plants of its kind in Europe.The shut-off structure of the lower basin (location) is a 57 m high (51 m above the valley floor) and 393 m long Erddamm with asphalt outer seal. It has a volume of about 920,000 m³, the area at full congestion is about 49 ha with a storage volume of 7.7 million m³. The maximum storage volume is 7.975 million m³. The dam crown lies at 563 m above sea level. NN. The dammed water is the Great Mittweida.Reference and further information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpspeicherwerk_Markersbach

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    • September 3, 2019

  • Willibald

    Great section, great landscape, easy to drive.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • RidingBull80

    Nice way by the water.

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    • May 1, 2017

  • Sven XCM

    Nice to look at. there is something to discover here.

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    • June 3, 2018

  • Al3xxx9

    Nice spot to rest

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Al3xxx9

    Pretty undemanding round with great views of Markersbach and the Unterbecken (as well as the large Mitweide and surrounding woods)

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Björn

    The Erzgebirge is really beautiful. And if you have more time and the weather is great, enjoy the space

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    • January 18, 2019

  • Ronny

    Interesting because during the day the basin is empty

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    • July 4, 2019

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Location: Raschau-Markersbach, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany


  • Elevation560 m

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