Cospudener See

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Cospudener See
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LocationSaxony
Coordinates51°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
Typeartificial lake
Basin countriesGermany
Surface area4.36 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Max. depth54 m (177 ft)
Water volume109 million cubic metres (88,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation115 m (377 ft)

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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