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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  • Not really a tourists friendly place! No one speaks other than German. Must improve their customer service skills really. Boring place  more »
  • A weekend is too short for de Senftenberger Lake and surroundings. Alone, the bicycle network is great. Going almost entirely paved forest roads, and that even without gradients, just gorgeous. The comfort camping really leaves nothing to be desired. It was a very quiet and pleasant stay. The city of Senftenberg is a port, it offers. You can rent motor boats. There are sailboats, canoes, pedal boats and pleasure boats on the way. The playground offer is very varied. Around the Lake there are many beaches with other water sports.
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  • Good rest! Very beautiful cycling and walking away! And for the children of many beautiful playgrounds! We go again Mr also next summer!
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