Bitterfeld-Wolfen A town in transition

The town of Bitterfeld-Wolfen, one of the largest in Saxony-Anhalt, is situated at the heart of the Goitzsche Nature Park approximately 30 km from the Bauhaus city of Dessau-Roßlau. But if your first thought now is mining machinery and coal, think again. Nowadays it is water rather than black gold that shapes the town. Accordingly, visitors won’t encounter soot and noise, but beaches and deckchairs instead.


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Tourist Information Goitzsche at Wasserzentrum Bitterfeld

Berliner Straße 6a
06749 Bitterfeld-Wolfen

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Contact

Tel.  03493 - 9223140

Fax. 03493 - 512721

Online Service

touristinfo@wasserzentrum-bitterfeld.de
www.bitterfeld-wolfen.de

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© Marit Schaller - WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.

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© Nancy Höhne - Landkreis Anhalt-Bitterfeld

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© Marit Schaller - WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.

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© Marit Schaller - WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.

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© Sarah Filz - WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.

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© Annett Freudenreich - Landkreis Anhalt-Bitterfeld

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© Annett Freudenreich - Landkreis Anhalt-Bitterfeld

Having been shaped by handicrafts and agriculture during the Middle Ages with its inhabitants consisting mostly of shoemakers, potters, and weavers, brewing their own beer, the area became a mining region in the 19th century after the discovery of large lignite deposits.
With the incorporation of an Agfa film manufacturer, the former village of Wolfen developed into a town of chemical industry at the beginning of the 20th century. Had the history of Bitterfeld-Wolfen been tightly connected to the industrialization of Central Germany up to the 1990s, the consequences of the Turn and the complete break-down of large companies brought about a remarkable structural change - away from an ecologically damaged region, towards a recreational landscape. Flooding the former lignite mining area, the Goitzsche, gave birth to a lake scenery with a lakeside promenade, a harbor, the gauge tower, and several beaches. A paradise for water sport enthusiasts, cyclists, hikers, and families. Extensive footpaths and cycling trails around the city are inviting visitors to go on a walk or a bike tour. Fuhneaue is a popular recreational area. The landscape conservation area is a treasure of diverse plant and animal life.
Climbing the Bitterfelder Bogen will earn you a fantastic view over the town and the lake scenery. The town hall in Wolfen, symbol of transformation and re-dedication, is well worth a visit: Instead of a typical town hall in the representative renaissance style, the visitor will come upon the redeveloped building 041 of the late Agfa plants.
Allow yourself to be amazed by the transformation of this region. We are looking forward to your visit.

Opening hours of the tourist information

Easter through October
Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 1pm – 6pm
Sun, holidays 1pm – 5pm

November through Easter
Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 1pm – 6pm

Getting there by bike

Coal Steam Light Adventure Route
Berlin – Leipzig Bike Path
Mulde River Cycle Route

Getting there by public transport

Railway junction Berlin – Halle, Leipzig – Dessau
Bitterfeld train station

Getting there by car

A9 Berlin-München - Exit Landsberg - B100 in the direction of Bitterfeld
A9 Berlin-München - Exit Bitterfeld-Wolfen - B183 in the direction of Bitterfeld


Bitterfeld-WolfenHighlights & Recommendations

Bitterfeld and the Goitzsche from the bird's perspective

Gain the best bird's-eye view of Bitterfeld by climbing the Bitterfelder Bogen - the city’s most remarkable symbol for industrial change in the region.

Touren durch den Landschaftspark Goitzsche

Goitzsche Nature Park offers a wide range of recreation options and fun activites for the whole family, from bathing beaches and boat rentals to biking/hiking trails and boat trips. Explore the beautiful region, the lake and its history either at your own pace or accompanied by experienced tour […]

Goitzsche Nature Park Tours

Goitzsche Nature Park offers a wide range of recreation options and fun activites for the whole family, from bathing beaches and boat rentals to biking/hiking trails and boat trips. Explore the beautiful region, the lake and its history either at your own pace or accompanied by experienced tour […]

A journey into history Places that surprise and tell stories

What is the numerous jewelry - produced in Ribnitz-Damgarten near the Baltic Sea – made of? Right! They were made of amber, which was once mined in Bitterfeld.
Where was the first practicable color film „Women Are Better Diplomats“ (German: Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten) produced? […]

Schiff ahoi Discover the Goitzsche Lake from the water

The Goitzsche Landscape Park offers fun and recreation for the whole family. Go on a discovery tour through the 25 km² Lake District that has been transformed from a former mining pit into an outstanding landscape park with water sports and recreation facilities. Enjoy a ride on the pirate ship MS […]

Ship ahoi! Discover the Goitzsche Lake from the water

The Goitzsche Landscape Park offers fun and recreation for the whole family. Go on a discovery tour through the 25 km² Lake District that has been transformed from a former mining pit into an outstanding landscape park with water sports and recreation facilities. Enjoy a ride on the pirate ship MS […]

Attractions
in Bitterfeld-Wolfen


Bitterfelder Bogen

Piratenschiff MS Reudnitz

Fahrgastschiff MS Vineta

Galerie am Ratswall Bitterfeld

Industrie- und Filmmuseum Wolfen

Kreismuseum Bitterfeld

Pegelturm an der Goitzsche

Städtisches Kulturhaus Wolfen

Wasserzentrum Bitterfeld