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Geiseltalsee, Germany

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About Geiseltalsee

The Geiseltalsee is a residual open pit lake in southern Saxony-Anhalt. The lake was created in the course of recultivation measures in the former Geiseltal lignite mining area northeast of Müelte. With almost 19 square kilometers, it is the largest artificial lake in Germany, is one of the ten most water-rich lakes in Germany, and is the largest body of water in the Central German Lake District. Together with other lakes to the southeast, it forms the Geiseltaler lake complex.

Attractions near Geiseltalsee

Schloss Neuenburg13.49km from Geiseltalsee

The Neuenbürg Castle is located in Baden-Wuerttemberg in the region Northern Black Forest , between Karlsruhe and Stuttgart . Its location on a mountain of the Enz above the city of Neuenbürg is striking. The name Neuenburg derives from German for "new castle". From 1656 until 1746 it was a secondary residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Weissenfels.

Naumburger Dom17.83km from Geiseltalsee

Naumburger Dom is the former cathedral of the Naumburg diocese and largely dates from the first half of the 13th century. He is one of the most important buildings of the late Romanesque in Saxony-Anhalt, is a station on the Romanesque Road and since 2018 UNESCO - World Heritage Site. The Naumburg Cathedral is a so-called double choir - d. H. with a choir on both narrow sides.

Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen20.39km from Geiseltalsee

The Market Church of Our Lady, also called Marienkirche, is the youngest of the medieval churches in the city of Halle and is one of the most important late Gothic buildings in Central Germany. Its four towers, together with the Red Tower, form the landmark of the city on the Saale, the city ​​of five towers. The Market Church is considered one of the most important buildings of the late Gothic period in central Germany.

Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)20.76km from Geiseltalsee

The Moritzburg Halle art museum is the art museum of the state of Saxony-Anhalt. It emerged from the municipal museum for arts and crafts of the city of Halle founded in 1885. In its more than 130-year history, it has developed into one of the most important museums for the visual and applied art of modernism in Germany.

"The State Museum of Prehistory in Halle is the archaeological museum of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.  Founded in Naumburg in 1819, it was moved to Halle in 1825, and within Halle to its present location in 1918.  Its collection, comprising more than 15 million items, is among the most extensive and important in Germany. Among its most famous exhibits are the Nebra sky disk, which has been part of the permanent exhibition since 2008, the Eulau family graves, and the Hornhausen rider stele.

Giebichenstein Castle22.45km from Geiseltalsee

Castle Giebichenstein is the oldest castle on the Saale River. The upper castle houses an open-air museum, which offers an extraordinary view of the river Saale. The lower castle is home to the Kunsthochschule Halle. Being a Burgward in the 9th century, the castle became a royal residence of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, who gave it to the Archbishopric of Magdeburg which he had established in 968.

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Saxony-Anhalt is a state of Germany, bordering the states of Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia, and Lower Saxony.  Almost all of Saxony-Anhalt lies within the North European Plain, and its landscapes exhibit impacts from successive eras of glaciation.  One of the beautiful states in Germany which were blessed with natural beauty.