A well-developed network of cycling and hiking trails surrounds Lake Goitzsche, offering many choices for joggers and skaters. Those who prefer a more languid pace can explore the lake on a passenger ship, a pirate ship or even a catamaran. The water level tower (Pegelturm), the red tower (Roter Turm) and the nearby Bitterfeld Arch (Bitterfelder Bogen) offer fantastic views. Various gastronomic facilities exist at Mühlbeck Beach, along the Bernsteinpromenade, and in the city harbor. Houseboats, floating vacation homes, a camping park and vacation homes near the water invite you to an extended stay near Lake Goitzsche.
Lake Goitzsche in numbers
Water surface: 1,353 ha
Volume: approx. 207 million m³
Length (shoreline): approx. 27 km
Max. Depth: 75 m
Water level: approx. +75 m NHN
Open pit mining: 1908-1991
Three lidos invite you to spend a relaxing day at the Goitzsche: the Mühlbeck lido, the lido at the Pegelturm and the Lake Niemeck (Niemecker See) lido.
Offers & Highlights
Bicycle rental, pedal scooters and karts
Bicycles, e-bikes, rickshaws, pedal scooters and karts can be rented at the bicycle rental "Drahtesel" on the Amber Promenade directly at the Pegelturm.
Tel. 0176 20013945
Rent a catamaran or a party boat
The Seensucht restaurant offers two boats for rent: the catamaran “Lucia 40” and the dream boat “Harris Cruiser”.
Tel. 03493 5158460
Sailing courses, boating licenses, rental station:
The water sports school at the Bernsteinsee marina offers dinghies and stand-up paddling boards for rent. Sailing courses are also available.
Tel. 03493 9221688
Wakeboard, water ski and boat rental:
On the Pouch Peninsula, stand-up paddling boards, pedal boats, fishing boats, barbecue islands and party boats can be rented for trips on the lake.
Tel. 0173 29 066 66
Stop & stay overnight
Arrival by public transport
The Bitterfeld train station is an ICE and S-Bahn stop. Bus lines 405, 406 and 420 run from here to the Great Goitzsche Lake.
The current bus schedule of these connections: