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Lake Cospude during sunset
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Leipzig region

Lakes and castles

A captivating lake district with a vast network of waterways, idyllic cycling and hiking tracks, and magical castles and palaces. All within an hour’s drive of Leipzig. Such is the diversity on offer in the region surrounding the vibrant cultural hub. What was a barren post-mining landscape just a few years ago has today become a popular local recreation area in the form of the Leipziger Neuseenland lake district. From cruises and hikes through romantic river scenery to spectacular rollercoaster rides, the Leipzig region invites you on an exciting journey.

Header photo ©Andreas Schmidt

The lakes are perfect for any kind of sporting activity.
Did you know?The region’s fruit-growing area produces around 40,000 tonnes of fruit every year.
Did you know?The region has the highest concentration of castles and palaces in Germany. Take a journey through time
Did you know?The Mulde is considered Europe’s fastest flowing river.
Did you know?The Mulderadweg is one of Germany’s newest cycling trails.