Nord-Süd-Damm des ehem. Tagebau Witznitz II

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Recommended by 69 out of 72 hikers


  • MW aus LE

    Between 1976 and 1980, the approximately 46 -meter-high north-south dam, which today separates the Kahnsdorfer See from Lake Hainer. It was created by the open pit Witznitz II.

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    • January 15, 2018

  • MW aus LE

    The open pit Witznitz II developed from 1946 on
    the open pit Dora and Helene. With the here
    lignite, the factory-owned briquette
    factories and the Lippendorf and Thierbach power plants. The karbo chemistry also used
    Raw coal from Witznitz. The mine won in the open pit
    Cultivated soil was brought to the top of each
    Tilting up to later restorative
    to facilitate the surfaces. In the Witznitz II opencast mine, almost 650 million cubic meters of overburden were moved in its 47-year operation and more than 250 million tons of coal were mined.

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    • January 15, 2018

  • Eisbär1281

    Here you can cycle and walk between the two lakes.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Äl B.

    Nice view of two lakes at the same time.
    The paved path is a clear plus for road cyclists and inline skaters.

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    • July 26, 2020

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Location: Neukieritzsch, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany


  • Distance0.70 mi
  • Uphill75 ft
  • Downhill50 ft

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