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Lake Cospuden

Short facts

Lake Cospuden is also affectionately known as "Cossi". Its development into a lively leisure oasis is exemplary for the region.

Lake Cospuden, situated on the outskirts of the cities of Leipzig, Markkleeberg and Zwenkau, is dubbed "Cossi" by locals. It historic transformation from a lignite mining site to a lively leisure oasis exemplifies the region's development.

On the Zöbigk harbour with its Scandinavian feel, a varied range of water sports and related shops, restaurants, a sauna, as well as bicycle and boat rental can be found. From here, you can embark on a leisurely tour around the lake on a passenger ship. The dune-filled sandy beach on the northern shore, renowned as the longest sandy beach in Saxony, offers more than a dip alone.

The observation tower Bistumshöhe provides visitors with a fascinating view over the forest area of the "Neue Harth" and of the nearby leisure park, BELANTIS. Canoeists can paddle from the body of water 1 in the city harbour, located in the heart of Leipzig, through the Cospuden sluice, to Lake Cospuden.

Irrespective of what you decide on – Lake Cospuden can certainly offer you a relaxing and eventful time!

Offers: Water sports, Beach for Dogs, Angling, Nudist Area, Gastronomy, Accommodation, Passenger ships, Diving,

Location: between Leipzig, Markkleeberg and Zwenkau

Basic facts about the lake
Water surface area: 436 hectares
Shoreline:11 km
Depth: up to 54 km

Parking: Cospuden North Beach (Ziegeleiweg/Brückenstraße), Zöbigker/South Harbour (Koburger Straße/Hafenstraße), Zöbigker Harbour/Pier 1 (Hafenstraße), Cospuden East Beach (Mühlweg), Neue Harth/BELANTIS (A38 exit/up to the white mark)

Public transport
to Zöbigker Harbour:

  • Bus: (106) Zöbigker Schmiede Stop - approx. 500 m walking distance
  • S-Bahn: Markkleeberg, Großstädteln Stop - approx. 2 km to walk

To the North Beach:

  • Bus: (65), seasonal (79) Lake Cospuden stop, adventure area or North Beach - approx. 300 m to walk

Beach areas: North Beach (full accessibility swimming pier), East Beach

Harbours / Marinas / Mooring areas: Sailor harbour at pier 1

Accessibility information
At the lake view side of the easterly beach pavilion, swimming is possible for wheelchair-users too, thanks to a fully accessible swimming pier. You can roll down the tilted pier in your wheelchair, directly into the water, and swim from the end of the pier.
There is also changing room with disability access and a toilet with a EURO key on the North beach.
Disabled individuals can park next to the fully-accessible pier.
Additional information can be found in the Association for the Disabled's short video here.
This informative video is also available in sign language here.

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On the map

Lake Cospuden
04416 Markkleeberg

On the map:
Website: www.leipzigseen.de/die-seen/cospudener-see

General information

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