Lake Goitzsche

Pärchen macht Selfie am Strand, im Hintergrund fahren zwei Personen mit dem Fahrrad vorbei

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
Flooding/Renaturation: 1999-2002



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.

Eine Familie spielt am Strand mit Seifenblasen

Family vacations

at the Mühlbeck lido
Blick vom Pegelturm auf das Strandbad am Pegelturm an der Goitzsche

A lido

near the Pegelturm
Strand Niemegker See (Stadion), DLRG-Stelle+ Goitzsche

A lido

Niemegker See (at the stadium)

Offers & Highlights

near Lake Goitzsche
Eltern und zwei Kinder auf einem Tretmobil

Bicycle rental, pedal scooters and karts

at the Pegelturm

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

das Partyboot "Harris Cruiser" auf dem Großen Goitzschesee

Rent a catamaran or a party boat

Restaurant Seensucht

The Seensucht restaurant offers two boats for rent: the catamaran Lucia 40and the dream boat Harris Cruiser”.

Tel. 03493 5158460

Segelboot auf der Goitzsche

Sailing courses, boating licenses, rental station:

Water sports center “2Water”

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

Mann mit Wakeboard springt in die Luft

Wakeboard, water ski and boat rental:

Wakepark Goitzsche

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


Kreismuseum Bitterfeld

Regional Museum Bitterfeld

Visit the Bitterfeld museum detailing almost 800 years of history of the city and its immediate surroundings. Set between the Protestant town church and the historic town pharmacy, this museum is located directly in the centre of Bitterfeld and has existed for almost 125 years.

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Irrgarten Altjeßnitz

Altjeßnitz maze

The Altjeßnitz maze is in a park in the picturesque Mulde floodplain. It is the largest and oldest baroque maze in Germany. Its two-meter-high hornbeam hedges and narrow paths make for an impressive maze.

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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: