Cospudener See

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Cospudener See
Location Saxony
Coordinates 51°16′10″N 12°20′7″E / 51.26944°N 12.33528°E / 51.26944; 12.33528Coordinates: 51°16′10″N 12°20′7″E / 51.26944°N 12.33528°E / 51.26944; 12.33528
Type artificial lake
Basin countries Germany
Surface area 4.36 km²
Max. depth 54 m
Water volume 109 mio m³
Surface elevation 115 m

The Cospudener See (sometimes translated as Lake Cospuden) is a lake situated south of Leipzig. It is on the site of a former open cast mine. The lake has become highly popular with the local population, with long stretches of sand beaches (some clothing-optional, following the East German tradition of public nude bathing) and with a sauna directly located at the lake. There is also a small sailing harbour.

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