Europe’s largest artificial lakeland region is currently being created between Dresden and Berlin. Several disused open-cast mines are being flooded to create more than 20 lakes. In a few years’ time, ten of them will be linked by navigable channels. These impressive, evolving landscapes are already popular destinations for themed tours and are visited by a number of cycle routes. Now holidaymakers can not only relax by the lakes but they can also go sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and diving or even take to the water on a jet ski or motor boat.
Cycling, Watersports and Off-roading
Active holidays for all are guaranteed in this newly established holiday region. The flat asphalt cycle paths are ideal for getting around the lakes on an electric bike, handbike or wheelchair tandem.
On tandem tours, blind or partially sighted cyclists can do some serious pedalling together with their co-riders. Disabled visitors who want to get out on the water are also catered for at Lake Senftenberg. Guided tours take holidaymakers to rugged lunar-like landscapes that have not yet yielded completely to flooding. People can discover this surreal region in the midst of its dramatic change on a walk or off-road tour through former or even working open-cast mines, and then enjoy a picnic afterwards.
Many industrial heritage attractions, museums, places of interest and accommodation providers in the Lusatian Lakes region cater for the needs of disabled visitors. A four-star lakeside hotel, family-friendly holiday homes, rustic inns, superior campsites and exclusive restaurants – there is something to suit every taste and budget.