The birth of an idyllic lake region
Whether for a day trip or an annual holiday, the Goitzsche region is the place to get away from it all. At the centre of its 60 square kilometres is an enchantingly beautiful lake landscape – an Eldorado for all water sports enthusiasts, which in the space of two decades has been completely reborn.
The Goitzsche stands as a symbol of the unique structural transformation of an entire region from a landscape of open-cast lignite mining to a local nature and recreation area.
Water sports enthusiasts are thrilled by the lakes located in this landscape park. Bathing beaches with or without lifeguards invite you take a dip and swim. Or why not treat yourself to an excursion on the lake in a pedalo, rowing boat or sailing boat? When a stiff breeze blows over the Goitzsche and turns the waves to foam, even the most experienced sailors and surfers get their money’s worth. Wakepark Goitzsche invites water-skiing and wakeboarding enthusiasts to test their board skills.
A more leisurely activity is a round trip on the streamlined passenger ship Vineta, or the quaint MS Reudnitz. However you spend it, a day at the Goitzsche is an unforgettable experience for all the family.
Goitzsche Landscape Park has a richly ramified network of walks totalling 108 kilometres in length. They lead through meadows and forests, skirt fields and lakes, and are wonderful for hiking, cycling, jogging and skating. This is one of the reasons why part of the route has been integrated into the inter-regional Mulde Cycle Path.
The sights to visit in and around the Goitzsche include the Pegelturm, a unique tower structure dating from Expo 2000, the Bitterfeld Arch – the emblem of the town of Bitterfeld – and the Pouch Peninsula, at the centre of which is a classical-style amphitheatre.