Outdoor nature and adventure in Germany
  • Lausitzer lake district

    Tourismusverband Lausitzer Seenland e.V., Schlossergasse 1, 02977 Hoyerswerda

    How to Get There?


      Deutsche Bahn trains (RE, RB, RE) are reaching the Hoyerswerda train station on a regular basis. The city is the perfect spot to start your journey through the lake district.

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      The motorway B97 connects Cottbus with Hoyerswerda. The drive takes only 40minutes by car. Coming from Dresden (about 1h), follow the A4 and the motorway B97 up to old Berliner Straße in Hoyerswerda. From here the center is very well signposted.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.439384
      LONGTITUDE: 14.244669



      The airport Cottbus-Drewitz is only a 1h drive by car away from Hoyerswerda. Simply follow the motorway B97 with direction Hyerswerda.

      Nearest airport


    Why Go There?

    The Lausitzer Seenland is a holiday region emerging, developed by the coal-fired station to the largest man-made water landscape of Europe always foreseeable.

    Between Berlin and Dresden, a spectacular water world with more than 20 artificial lakes that form a landscape of unique proportions resulting in flooding earlier mines. In a few years, ten Lakes navigable channels will be linked. In the "Lausitzer Seenlandschaft" (Lusatian Lake District) visitors can experience a unique water landscape views on the new again and again. The exciting hour of birth of new water world can be observed best by bike. A well-developed road network, as well as numerous tours, offer an ideal combination of relaxation and active recreation for cycling tourists. Almost everywhere are well-developed paved paths through the resulting holiday region. The trails are wide and mostly flat, suitable for everyone.

    Itineraries allow trips to individual lakes with different distances. On varied theme tours, visitors can know the diversity of the Lausitzer lakes region. As circuit-based routes for a day trip are over distances of 20 to 50 kilometres. Landmarks and distinctive vantage points along the way open cycling great views of the impressive change of nature.

    For wheel hikers, there are a total of seven remote - and theme paths that lead through the beautiful Lausitzer Seenland. Cyclists can experience on the 186-kilometer Lake land route up and close the largest man-made created Europe's water scene and enjoy impressive views of the resulting lakes along the lake shore. On the road, meet the various stages of flooding of lakes and experience the transformation of the landscape by growing Lakes with steep banks to completely flooded Lakes with sandy beaches and marinas.  

    The lower Lusatian mining tour guarantees an exciting journey of discovery through more than 150 years history of lignite, however, and leads to the origins of the Lausitzer lakes region. The over 500 kilometer's long distance cycle route shows a mixture of industrial culture, exotic places, imposing open pit and landscapes with new natural pedal Knights. The Lausitzer Seenland regional bike path networks of entire Lusatia is connected by the Frosch- (frog) or the Spreeradweg (Spree River) cycle path.

    From different vendors or rental bases on the individual lakes and in the cities and in the Lausitzer Seenland visitors can rent their bikes for a customized tour. But also excursions with the electric bicycle, Pedelec, or Segway provide a relaxed driving experience with the electronic support. In addition, even recumbent bikes and tandems can be rented.

    With many cycling-friendly Bed and bike hosts cyclists can feel good all around, in the Lausitzer Seenland. Cyclists are welcome even just for one night, wheels, equipment and wet clothing can be safely accommodated, tool is available for minor repairs on the bike and a vigorous cyclists breakfast is served in the morning. Just the perfect get away and a must see on your trip through Brandenburg!

    More information at www.lausitzerseenland.de

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourismusverband Lausitzer Seenland e.V., Schlossergasse 1, 02977 Hoyerswerda, Hoyerswerda, Brandenburg, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    On the edge of the former opencast Meuro and future Großräschener lake, nestled in a landscape between pier, Vineyard and viewpoint Victoria height, are the IBA Terraces. As a guest on the IBA Terraces, you can get all important information about the landscape change in the Lusatian Lakeland and an overview of current tourist and cultural offerings here. More information here www.iba-terrassen.de

    Horseback riding

    In the Nature park "Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaften" you have meadows and forest, sandy roads and the opportunity for horse-friendly riding stables. The passion for horses has a long tradition here. You can explore the nature by riding a horse and listening to some information about the area.


    The Energy Factory Knappenrode is one of the four sites of the Saxon Museum of Industry. It includes the site of the decommissioned and now a listed building briquette Knappenrode in eastern Saxony Knappenrode southeast of the center of Hoyerswerda. From 1918, until its closure in 1993 of the briquette Werminghoff (later Knappenrode) briquettes produced from lignite. The 25-acre museum landscape includes in addition to the nearly 100-year-old briquette (1914) and the central power station (1914)

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