Lake Senftenberg is located in the Lusatian Lakeland between Cottbus and Dresden. With an area of 1300 hectares, it is one of the largest man-made lakes in Germany. The lake in the flooded Niemtsch open pit mine is very popular thanks to its excellent water quality and offers four swimming spots.
On the north shore you will find the Buchwalde lake beach, which is especially popular with surfers. In addition to a surfing beach section and a beach volleyball court, there is also a playground and a 70-meter-long water slide, so families with children will also feel at home here. The Großkoschen beach on the southeastern shore is also ideally suited for families, as the sandy beach slopes gently into the water and there is also a water slide here. In addition, the beach is constantly monitored by the water patrol during the high season.
The lake beach Niemtsch in the northwest offers not only a large sunbathing area with a playground but also a water sports school with boat rental. In addition, there is a designated dog bathing beach for four-legged friends. There is also a separate dog section at Südsee. The Südsee beach invites you to swim in quiet and natural bays. There are designated nudist areas on all four lake beaches.
Things to do
In addition to swimming, Lake Senftenberg offers a variety of water sports. Windsurfers use the surfing beach in Buchwalde or the water sports school in Niemtsch, while Südsee invites you to go diving.
Sailors and boaters will find several landing stages at Lake Senftenberg, including in Großkoschen, the city harbor or the Niemtsch sailing harbor. The lake is connected with Lake Geierswald via the Koschen Canal.
How to get there
From Dresden you drive on the A13 in the direction of Berlin until the exit Schwarzheide. Then turn left to Schipkau and right to Senftenberg. There are parking spaces at all bathing places, where you can park for 5 euros a day.