Leipzig Riverside Forest

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Inside the Riverside Forest

Leipzig Riverside Forest (German: Leipziger Auenwald) is a Riparian forest, which lies mostly within the city limits of Leipzig city in Germany.


The Palm Garden is part of the corridor

Leipzig Riverside Forest is divided into separate southern and northern parts, between which is a corridor containing many parks and green areas along the banks of the White Elster. Between the two there is a certain ecological link through a corridor that comprises parks and grassland and which lies along the Elster Basin, which was constructed to provide flood protection, and Elster flood plain. The total area covered is approx. 2500 hectares. Leipzig Riverside Forest is a nature reserve.


  • ENEDAS e. V./ Autorenkollektiv: Der Leipziger Auwald. Ein Natur- und Erlebnisführer. Edition Leipzig, 2013, ISBN 978-3-361-00685-0.
  • Gerd K. Müller (ed.): Der Leipziger Auwald – ein verkanntes Juwel der Natur. Leipzig, 1992.
  • Gerd K. Müller: Die Leipziger Auen. Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Landesentwicklung, Dresden, 1995.

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Coordinates: 51°19′02″N 12°21′24″E / 51.31719°N 12.3565364°E / 51.31719; 12.3565364