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Fortresses & castles
Discover the time-honoured ruins that bring Saxon history to life!
You can explore Leipzig's mining past and industrial heritage all around.
Learn more about the geological and natural features of the region.
Know what is happening in the region: current event highlights at a glance.
Organs & churches
The fascinating world of organs
Experience the marvellous treasures of Silbermann, Hildebrandt & Co. in the region's churches.
Experience special music events at special venues.
Höfgen and Kössern - two extraordinary villages in the Leipzig region
1813 - Battle of the Nations
Travel back in time – Retrace the steps of the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig.
Saxony Obstland ("fruit country")
Historical background of Saxony Obstland
From the Middle Ages to the present - fruit growing has a long tradition in Saxony.
Cycling in the region | Leipzig Region
Hikes & pilgrimages
Spa & wellness
Water & Vitality
More than 20 lakes with a total water surface of 70 km² can be found around Leipzig.
Activity and nature
Climbing & popular sports
Horse riding & carriage rides
Recreational athletes are sure to come into their own in the Leipzig region.
Zoo and wildlife park
Cycling & hiking tours
Recreational venues with access for the disabled
The Leipzig region has all kinds of experiences and recreational activities to offer.
Tour guides and companies
Leipzig Regio Card
Swimming pools, Saunas, Wellness
Regio Card – Swimming pools, Saunas, Wellness | Leipzig Region
Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Parks
Regio Card – Botanical Gardens, Animal Parks | Leipzig Region
Regio Card – Fortresses, Castles | Leipzig Region
Passenger ships, Boat rental
Regio Card – Passenger Ships, Boat Rental | Leipzig Region
Regio Card – Recreational Venues | Leipzig Region
Regio Card – Gastronomy | Leipzig Region
Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions
Regio Card – Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions | Leipzig Region
Music, Theatre, Cabaret
Regio Card – Music, Theatre, Cabaret | Leipzig Region
Tours, Guided Tours
Regio Card – Tours, Guided Tours | Leipzig Region
Regio Card – Accommodation Services | Leipzig Region
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Bathing lakes in the Leipzig Region
Into the water!
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.
Whether with family, friends or alone - Schladitz Bay, with its wonderful sandy beach, deep blue water and Mediterranean flair invites you to bathe, swim, laze around and relax.
The "Kulki", located on the western edge of the city, is one of the most popular bathing lakes in the Leipzig region, and is one of Europe's most important diving waters.
Lake Naunhof - Lake Albrechtshain, Lake Grillen and Lake Moritz
Experience pure nature at the three lakes located between Naunhof and Brandis, which have been a popular destination for swimmers, hikers, and cyclists for decades. Surrounded by idyllic forests, visitors will find peace and relaxation here.
Lake Störmthal resulted from the former opencast mine in Espenhain. Through a lake-connecting canal bed, as well as common cycling and hiking trails, it forms a single tourist entity with neighbouring Lake Markkleeberg.
Lake Großstolpen, located near the small historic town of Groitzsch, is tiny compared to its neighbours. Despite this, the lake still experiences increasing popularity with bathing guests, with beach and lawn for sunbathing.
With its crystal clear water, Lake Markkleeberg is an inviting spot both for relaxation and swimming. The paved, circular path makes the lake attractive to hikers, cyclists and inline skaters.
Lake Zwenkau is the largest lake in the southern part of the Leipzig New Lake District and a highlight for those seeking relaxation, as well as for water sports enthusiasts.
Lake Thümmlitz was created in 1975 by the construction of a dam on the Thümmlitz beck. With a surface area of 3 hectares it is a natural habitat for beavers, waterfowl and fish, but it is used by people for bathing, pedal boating and fishing.