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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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  • Everything can be, nothing the Senftenberger Lake as part of a recreation area offers everything else hard to find is in the station wagon in the world. Here everyone will find what: cycling, water sports, skating, complete range of catering, bowling, sailing, surfing; Motor boat, Segway, even swim - and ski Hall in Senftenberg. Actually something like a CenterParc, only bigger and not a roof
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  • The Lake and the entire Lake environment is now worth at least a holiday. the Baden about hiking with or without wheel, or sailing and paddling, everything is here become native. From the Lake you can reach other destinations on a short distance (Lausitzring or F60 E.g. Glider and powered aircraft also excursions are possible, only a lot to nominal. Bed and bungalow, caravan or tent are possible and the culinary food is also provided. A small amphitheatre completes the whole.
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  • The new promenade on the Senftenberger Harbour is worth a trip! The restaurant at the pier is good... in the summer, especially the ice cream stand is recommended! You can borrow small motor boats (up to 5 persons), larger raft boats and pedal boats. The costs are slightly at €60 for 2 hours for the motor boat. You can go WITHOUT a license. At up to 15km / h, you can drive off the entire Lake in two hours and it's huge fun! You can also rent bikes, e scooters and Segways. The water surface radiates calm. Overall a nice day trip for the whole family
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