Zwenkauer See, Germany
About Zwenkauer See
The Zwenkauer See is an artificially created lake approx. 12 km south of Leipzig city center in the heart of the Leipzig New Lakeland. It emerged from a remaining open-pit mine, which was released for tourist use on May 9, 2015. With an area of 9.7 km² and a circumference of 22 km, the Zwenkau Lake is the largest lake in the Leipzig New Lakeland.
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The Kulkwitzer See is a lake in the Central German Lake District, which emerged from two former brown coal opencast mining areas southwest of Leipzig. From 1864 coal was mined here, initially underground and from 1937 in open-cast mining. The two remaining open pit holes were flooded from 1963 and opened as a recreational area in 1973.
The Leipzig Panometer is a former gasometer, in 2003 it turned into a visual panorama. It takes you on a journey into the real world photographed to be a hundred times its true size, making them the largest such pictures in the world.
A monument to the battle of Leipzig, constructed in 1913. It is the largest war monument in Europe with a height of 91 meters, the monument has an observation platform that offers nice views of the city, and a museum about the Leipzig battle.
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St. Nicholas Church is one of the largest churches in Saxony, located in Leipzig, Germany. The church was originally built in a Romanesque style, then it transformed into a Gothic hall church. The church is famed as a starting point of Monday Demonstrations ,a peaceful revolution aimed at reunifying Germany.
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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.