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Senftenberger See, Senftenberg

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Lake Senftenberg is an artificial lake in Landkreis Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Brandenburg, Germany. It is located in the Lusatian Lake District, a chain of artificial lakes. The lake is located on the border of Lower and Upper Lusatia between the southern Brandenburg city of Senftenberg and its districts Niemtsch and Großkoschen. Lake Senftenberg is one of the largest artificial lakes in Germany with an area of 1300 hectares.LocationThe convenient location means that the Lake Senftenberg is very popular especially for visitors from Saxony. The journey from Dresden to Lake Senftenberg on Federal Highway 13 takes less than an hour.HistoryThe lake was created by the flooding of the former opencast lignite mine of Niemtsch by the Black Elster from 15 November 1967 to November 1972.The flooding rate was initially at up to 60 cubic metres per minute. To shorten the filling time, another flood channel was opened 40 meters away from the first channel in May 1968. Melt water and rain water meant that the flooding rate increased to up to 140 cubic metres of water per minute. Since the commissioning of the first beach section in 1973, the lake has enjoyed great popularity as a recreational area with holidaymakers, bathers, surfers and sailors. Of a total of 18 kilometres of shoreline, 7 km are considered to be beaches. After 1990, embankments were built on large sections, because the variable water level threatened to cause large parts of the lake edge to collapse. The depth of the lake was initially 40 metres, but more recent measurements have found no points deeper than 25 metres.
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  • A very nice area at the port of the town as a base for trips (boat tour or bicycle). Scattered around the Lake some worthwhile destination point (from Pier 1 to Niemtsch or to the South Shore, 3Großkoschen, next to the Geierswalder Lake...). Rest and relaxation are guaranteed.
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  • Good swimming (although often appear at the bottom of the plant, which can be annoying for someone), the water clean. There is a choice of several beaches including FKK Beach for dogs. On most of the beaches have, however, pets allowed. If you park in Tiergarden (it's free) and walk around the Lake to the right, you will come across on the beach that dogs, but does not prohibit or allow it. A short distance away is the beach of fenced, aimed for lovers of dogs. We then lay with the dog on the edge of the beach, where it was banned and it is true that we sometimes feel sick watching (and the dog just lay there). Beach Fkk are besides (approx. 1 km: it is possible to stop the parking lot closer, it is paid, and is close to the camp. In that area we have found nothing, where you could lie with a dog) in attendance distances are umítěné stalls with traditional snacks. Due to all of the above circumstances, there's enough busy.
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  • Many opportunities to spend time in a nice clean environment. From a boat tour, hike, swim, cycle... much offered. Ideal for a short holiday. Think it's worth a visit and can recommend it.
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