Markkleeberg is an affluent neighbourhood dotted with parks, gardens and lakes. It’s a stone’s throw from Leipzig and combines easy access to the city with outdoor recreation opportunities. Relax on sandy beaches, challenge yourself at the whitewater centre and head into Leipzig to visit museums, churches and galleries.
Things to do in Markkleeberg
Make a splash at Kanupark Markkleeberg, one of the only artificial whitewater courses in Germany. The course is powered by pumps and features frothing rapids that you can tackle by canoe, kayak or whitewater raft. Head to the surf course to practice your skills on consistent, perfectly shaped waves.
Walk through the grand stone gatehouse and explore Kees'scher Park. The park is laid out in the English style and features emerald-green lawns and decorative flower beds. Enjoy a picnic in a flower-strewn meadow or purchase homemade soups, sandwiches and cakes from the café.
Swim, sunbathe and paddle on Lake Markkleeberg. The former open-pit coal mine is reimagined as a family-friendly recreation area complete with a sandy beach. Enjoy a game of beach volleyball and rent water sports equipment like sailboats and paddleboards.
Like neighbouring Lake Markkleeberg, Lake Cospuden was once an open-pit mine. Sunseekers flock to bask on the sandy beach - one of the longest in Saxony. Cafes and restaurants dot the marina and treat you to beautiful views over the lake.
Ride the train into Leipzig and sightsee in the cosmopolitan city. Admire fine art from throughout the centuries at Museum der Bildenden Künste and be awed by the Neoclassical interior of Nikolaikirche, one of the city’s most beautiful churches. A vibrant community of students, artists and musicians keep the city’s cafes, bars and restaurants lively.
Getting around Markkleeberg
Markkleeberg is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The neighbourhood is 15 minutes from Leipzig by car or train. Leipzig/Halle Airport is a 30-minute drive away.