Vacations near the water
Lakes, ponds, rivers: the World Heritage region Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg has a lot of water to offer–ideal for sports enthusiasts and recreation seekers. The rivers Elbe, Saale and Mulde, idyllic post-mining lakes such as the Mulde reservoir and the lakes Gremmin, Gröbern, Bergwitz and Große Goitzsche offer ample opportunities to relax or get active.
From open pits to open lakes
Where lignite excavators once dug into the earth, post-mining lakes now beckon to friends of beaches, water sports and nature. The Dübener Heide, between Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Bitterfeld, was once one of the largest lignite mining areas of Central Germany, but the political revolutions at the end of the 20th century brought change to the area. A unique process of transformation turned a battered lunar landscape into beautiful lake areas by flooding open-cast mining pits. Thanks to their excellent water quality, they offer ideal conditions for vacationers as well as for many species of animals and plants.
Down by the Riverside
In the river landscapes on the Elbe, Mulde and Saale, wonderful natural areas meet historic towns such as Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Dessau-Roßlau, Wörlitz or Bernburg. On a paddle tour you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes from the water. If you like it more quiet, choose a trip with the passenger ship in Bernburg. Sport boats are allowed to sail on the Elbe and Saale rivers. Supraregional bike paths such as the Elbe Cycle Path, Mulder Cycle Path and the Saale Cycle Path accompany the river courses and invite you to bike tours near the water.
Active on the water
Stop by the water
A cool drink, a delicious snack, a tasty dinner in a place with a waterside view ... does this sound like heaven? Yes, and following a day at the beach or a paddle tour, you might just like a place to stay close by. Look no further!
The following offers near lakes or rivers in the World Heritage region look forward to your visit.