Lake Edderitz

Lake Edderitz near Köthen hails sun-seekers with 400 meters of sandy beach at the Edderitz lakeside resort. The water quality is exceptional, making the lake more than suitable for bathing. Various sports, among them swimming, diving, skating, cycling, jogging, and even biathlon are catered for here.

The beach is mostly sand, but there are also some grassy bits. During bathing hours, a swimming supervisor is constantly on site. There is a designated area for nudists and a modern building hosting an ice cream parlor with beach supplies, changing rooms, coin-operated showers, lockers and sanitary facilities. A three-kilometer asphalted path around the lake invites visitors to walk, skate, cycle, Nordic walk or jog along. Plus, there is an interesting competition venue for the trend sport biathlon and a shooting range for pneumatic weapons with 15 lanes.

After 100 years, the history of lignite mining in the community of Edderitz ended in 1957. Until 1937, deep mining of lignite ruled around todays lake. For the subsequent development of the open pit, the old village had to be demolished and rebuilt just north of the pit. Once the pit had filled up with water, it turned into a bathing lake.

Lake Edderitz in numbers

Water surface: 43 ha
Volume: approx. 41 million m³

Max. depth: 41 m
Length (shoreline): 2.8 km
Water level: approx. +80.7 m NHN
Open pit mining: until 1957
Flooding/Renaturation: 1960s


There are 400 meters of natural sand and grass beach near the seaside resort on the northwestern shore. Special amenities include a designated nudist area, a beach café, volleyball fields, a playground, a barefoot path boasting a hydrotherapy pool (Wassertretbecken), a rose garden, and a geological garden. Lifeguards, showers, toilets, lockers, pedal boat rental and camping facilities complete the offering.

Brücke am Teich im Seebad Edderitz

Seebad Edderitz

Blick auf das Café im Seebad Edderitz


in the surrounding area