If you don't have a car or would rather leave it behind, you can get to the lake via public transport. The bus 105 will take you to BELANTIS where you can get off at the "Freizeitpark Belantis" stop, the bus 106 goes to the "Zöbigker Schmiede" stop at Zöbigker Harbour and the bus 65 stops at North Beach. You can also take a city train (S-Bahn) towards Markkleeberg and get off at the Großstädteln stop. Please note that you will still need to walk a good 2 kilometres to reach the lake from here.
Accessible access to the water can be found at the sloping jetty at the Beach View pavilion at the eastern end of the lake. Here, wheelchair users can easily roll into the water and swim from the end of the jetty. The North Beach offers accessible changing rooms and sanitary facilities that can be accessed using a euro key. There are parking spaces close to the sloping jetty. You can find out more about the jetty in this video from the Leipzig Disability Association
Whether you want to swim, lie in the sun, build sandcastles or just enjoy yourself, you can do all this in Leipzig without booking an expensive flight. Here, sandy beaches and water are right at your doorstep.
Tip: At the North Beach, there is an area reserved for nudist bathers. At the western end of the northern shore, you will find a dog beach near the Beach Lounge. This is a spacious, clean and quiet beach with plenty of room for your four-legged friend to run around. There is a second, smaller dog beach just south of Zöbigker Harbour. You may only take your dog to the other beaches on a lead.
If you don't happen to be on the northern or eastern side of Cossi, then keep an eye out for the ice cream vans that trundle along the lakeside. They are ideal if you are looking for light refreshments and can often be found parked in bays where there are no other restaurants or cafes.
In case you didn't know, it is not permitted to grill at any of the Leipzig lakes. Anyone who is caught can expect to pay a hefty fine. If you love grilled food, it is wiser to go to one of the snack bars or restaurants mentioned above.
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