Recovery - Tourism - Sport
of the project
|Leader of the project
The agricultural landscape of the "Goitzsche" is one of the
largest landscape projects of the world and was awarded the North american
Landscape Architecture Prize at the Edra Places Awards Competition in July
Here, an attractive recreation area of 60 sq km containing sports facilities
in bays, on islands and peninsulas but especially on the 25.7 sq km of
water surface, which is supposed to have 1.5 m high waves in future, is
All in all, the project cost approximately 100 million EURO. A small
choice of sports facilities includes hiking, sailing, fishing and flying.
waterfront of Bitterfeld
The waterfront of Bitterfeld reaches from the former open-air swimming
pool of the town to the sea-level tower. You can explore it along the 2525-metre-long
promenade, which is illuminated at night.
It is covered with asphalt up to the valley of the Mulde River and
the rest is filled up with gravel. On the part which has been covered by
asphalt you can already watch crowds of tireless inline skaters and bikers.
The promenade can also be used to go for a walk. You can admire the
fantastic scenery of the landscape or the old romantic villa.
At the Bitterfeld end of the promenade you can find the following facilities:
- a huge new sportsground suitable for a 400-m-distance
- a football ground
- a long jump pit
- volleyball and basketball fields
You can use the areas at any time or watch sports competitions .
The biggest part of the water front shall become a harbour with steep
banks in the future. A yacht club has already been founded this year. Besides
boat trips, for example to the “Bäreninsel” (nature reserve) are planned.
A swimming area shall be developed near the old waterworks at the beach.
The sea-level tower has already become the emblem of the “Goitzsche”
landscape. You can admire the water and the villages of Friedersdorf and
Mühlbeck from the top of the tower.
You can also find a stop for the “Tschu-Tschu"-train and carriages
Consequentely you can explore the area without a car. Near
the look -out tower parking facilities and offers for gastronomic service
Near the old mill a shopping mall and a multistorey covered car park
will come into being.
- Mühlbeck - Pouch
Near the „Villages of Books“ - Friedersdorf and Mühlbeck
- a swimming area, a soccer ground and a camping site are planned.
The bay of Pouch with its drifting stones (deeply moored plates, which
are loaded with stones and which shall serve as an aim for swimmers) shall
offer the possibility for surfing and other kinds of watersports. (A diving
club is already existing.)
The Agora Peninsula in Pouch is a real place to experience
There are for instance cones and hills on it, on which you can get an impression
of the surroundings (they shall remind of the coal extraction). For families
the maze is a welcome change.
On the peninsula numerous footpaths offer a good opportunity to relax
since they can be discovered by walking and cycling.
The local newspaper „MZ“ has already organized walking tours, on which
interested people visited the sights of the Agora.
The historical „Red Tower“ is an emblem of the village and a great
outlook over the surrounding.
Near the sports ground you can find a fitness trail with natural
walking -, running - and cycling tracks and also with picnic areas.
In this landscape close to nature you can also find works of
art like the „Goitzsche guardians“ (Goitzsche-Wächter). Besides informative
guided tours on foot, by bike and by short distance trains are offered.
Various observation points can be useful destinations, too.
The "Goitzsche forest near Holzweißig with its well-preserved
flora and founa invites people who want to relax as well as hikers. Here
you can also find the Ludwig´s Lake, where you can spend geat summer
General means of transportation are not only the bicycle and your own
feet but also horse-drawn carriages, the solar mobil or the little train
„Tschu-Tschu" train you can use for fun activities like a „Robber trail“.
„Robber trail“ mean: medieval banquets, archery, broomstick throwing
and throwing a palliasse.
Sign boards supply trips keep sportsmen fit. Road signs show the way
into and through the "Goitzsche forest".
Even the Mulde reservoir was a former open-cast mining area
like the other Goitsche lakes, until it was flooded in 1975. Since then
the Mulde reservoir has become a recreation area.
The club, which has been existing since 1929 and has been called „Wassersportclub
Friedersdorf e.V.“ since 1991, offers a big variety of leisure facilities.
You can go in for sailing and canoeing, hiking tours, sports
in general and dragon boat trips. Canoe racing is particularly popular
with children and teenagers. They meet from Mondays till Fridays from 5
pm to 7 pm, and on Fridays from 4 pm to 6 pm to train how to use their
slim and wobby kayaks and Canadian or racing boats.
The club invites all who are at least 16 years of age and who
enjoy competing with 21 other sportsmen.
The dragon boat is a very large boat which offers enough space for
20 canoeists, the drummer and the cox.
At numerous competitions, e.g. the “ Mulde Reservoir Regatta“,
which clubs from all over Germany take part in, they can prove their speed
and skills by boat. To be fit for such competitions training camps are
organized, too. The traditional opening and final paddling ceremony is
great fun for everybody. They are drifted by the flow of the Mulde River
and enjoy the landscape. Whoever isn`t used to the racing boats just uses
the safe canoe or Canadian boats. So it is an experience for everyone.
At the aerobics section all women are welcome. From from 7 to 8 pm
(Monday to Wednesday) stepaerobics and a belly- leg- bottom workout are
offered. The large number of participants of the courses think it is great
because having fun, meeting friends and getting into nice shape you don`t
usually get at the same time.
From May till September all men and women can go in for sports
in beach volleyball. There is something special for children, too. Holiday
camps are organized on demand. There you can scout the surroundings, go
swimming, try to go by boat and much more.Whoever is interested in sailing
cannot only get some fresh air at the watersports club “WSC Friedersdorf“
but also at the sailing port of Pouch.
For all campers Schlaitz is a perfect place. In the Schlaitz
“ Heidecamp“ you can either go camping or do cycling trips to the “Irrgarten“
(maze) in Altjeßnitz, to the Goitzsche- lakes or around the lake.
Of course, catering services are also available there. Besides footpaths
invite visitors to walk through the Düben Heath.
Those who want to see the Muldestausee in full size should
join a tour on the ship “ Muldeperle“.
Perhaps you also experience the annual swimming competition through
the Muldestausee from Pouch to Schlaitz, which is joined by about 300 professionals