Clara-Zetkin Park

The Clara-Zetkin Park is close to the center and is located on both banks of the river Pleiße. With its stage, dahlia terrace and mini golf, the park offers more than trees, water areas and lush meadows. Clara Zetkin was a politician of the German Communist Party in the Weimar Republic. The Clara-Zetkin Park forms together with the Johannapark a large green area in the west of the Leipzig city center.

 

Clara-Zetkin Park

 

Auwald

The Auwald is the green lung of Leipzig. The forest runs along the river Pleisse through the entire city. The most beautiful part is the southern floodplain, where the forest reaches its greatest extent. The Auwald is a large forest area in the middle of the city, which is crossed by several streams. Large parts of the floodplain forest are protected. There is a path along the Pleisse, where you can cross the Auwald in north-south direction.

 

Auwald

 

Deutscher Platz

The Deutsche Platz is an oval green area north of the Old Fair grounds. The most prominent building on the square, is the new building of the German National Library, which was founded here. 

 

Deutscher Platz

 

Karl-Heine-Kanal

To enable a ship connection from the Elster to the Saale river, the Karl-Heine-Canal was built in 1856. The idea came from the industrial pioneer "Carl Heine". Today, the canal is a recreational area with boat trips and cycle paths along the water. 

 

Karl-Heine-Kanal

https://bootsverleih.scdhfk.de

 

Weiße Elster

The "White Elster" springs in the Czech Republic and flows through Leipzig, before it flows into the Saale near the city of Halle. The aforementioned "Karl-Heine Canal" also runs into the "White Elster". The Leipzig boat tours travel on both waterways.

 

Weiße Elster

 

Cospudener See

The "Cospudener" lake was created after the open pit mining of coal was discontinued in 1992. The lake reached its final water level in the year 2000. Today the lake is used for bathing and sailing. 

Markkleeberger See

Markkleeberger See is also a former open-cast mine that was flooded from 1994 to 2006. Today the Markkleeberger See is an excursion destination of the Leipziger with many sport possibilities and gastronomy. On the north bank, the lake borders on a village, in the south the bank is forested. In summer, excursion boats sail on the lake which also cross the Sörmthaler See via a lock. Markkleeberg is a suburb with around 25,000 inhabitants in the south of Leipzig, near the Autobahn 38.

Markkleeberger See

www.markkleeberger-see.de

 

Zwenkauer See

The "Zwenkauer See" was once a brown coal opencast mine. Since 2015 the approximately 970 ha large lake can be used as recreation area. On the lake is a tour boat, which offers a sea cruise (link). In the village of Zwenkau a small harbor with restaurants and landing-stages was created. At the moment a new district is being built, directly at the lake front. 

Wallgraben Delitzsch

The pretty town of Delitzsch in the north of Leipzig, is the ideal location for trips to the "Goitzsche See" and the "Dübener Heide" Nature Park. On the picture you can see the ditch of the city wall.

 

Delitzsch

www.naturparke.de/parks/15

 

Map Parks and Natur in Leipzig

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