Neuseenland

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Zwenkauer See, the largest lake
Cospudener See and Belantis Park in the background

Neuseenland is an area south of Leipzig, Germany, where old open-cast mines are being converted into a huge lake district. The region's name is a marketing concept and it means "New Lakeland" in German. It should not be confused with the German name for New Zealand, "Neuseeland". It is planned to be finished in 2060[1]

It contains the following lakes, some of which are not yet flooded:

Name Size
Lake Bockwitz 170 hectares (420 acres)
Markkleeberg Lake 252 hectares (620 acres)
Cospuden Lake 436 hectares (1,080 acres)
Schladitz Lake 220 hectares (540 acres)
Hain Lake 387 hectares (960 acres)
Borna Reservoir 265 hectares (650 acres)
Harth lake 65 hectares (160 acres)
Witznitz Reservoir 236 hectares (580 acres)
Haselbach Lake 335 hectares (830 acres)
Störmthal Lake 730 hectares (1,800 acres)
Haubitz Lake 160 hectares (400 acres)
Werben Lake 80 hectares (200 acres)
Kahnsdorf Lake 112 hectares (280 acres)
Zwenkau Lake 914 hectares (2,260 acres)
Kulkwitz Lake 170 hectares (420 acres)
Peres Lake 699 hectares (1,730 acres)
Lake Groitzsch 840 hectares (2,100 acres)
Goitzsche Lake* 1,353 hectares (3,340 acres)
  • 3 former open-cast mines north of Leipzig.

Altogether they have an expanse of 30,000 ha, approx 116 mi².

Once fully flooded they will have a final expanse of 270 mi² (70,000 ha)

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