Economy Görlitz

Lake Berzdorf

Discover an exciting opportunity to invest in an area in the midst of structural change: from opencast mining industry to a leisure, relaxation and sports oasis in a dreamlike setting. Become part of a tourist area with great growth potential.

Lake Berzdorf

Lake Berzdorf

Information on the current use of the lake can be found in the Experience section. Locals and holidaymakers with a wide range of interests can be active and relax in nature right at the gates of Görlitz.

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Selected Projects

Today the Berzdorf Lake is a natural and leisure paradise with numerous bathers in summer, but up until a few years ago it was still an open-cast lignite mine. Since the flooding finished, the city of Görlitz and the surrounding communities have been promoting development of the lake and its use.

The Berzdorf Lake Planning Association’s task is to create the planning prerequisites for creating a tourist and holiday area with tourism-relevant facilities. The association is responsible for land-use planning and initiating and coordinating measures in close cooperation with the Lausitzer and Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (LMBV), as well as other partners and parties that serve the re-use of the opencast mine as a holiday, tourism and recreation area.

In order to use existing development opportunities and realize their own projects, the Berzdorf Lake also provides an exciting playing field for private investors. For example, the economic development team at the city of Görlitz accompanied two new hotel projects and supports private investors as a competent contact.

Overview of Projects at Lake Berzdorf

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Contact for all questions regarding investment projects:

European City of GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
for Economic Development, City Marketing and Tourism
Tel.: +49 (0) 3581 4757-40 


Contact for all questions about the "Berzdorfer See" planning association

Kerstin Mühle
Phone: +49 (0)3581 67-2112

to the website of the planning association: 


Image: KommWohnen

Private Investment Projects

Set Sail and Cast Off: The Harbor

The revitalization of the harbor plays a key role in the development of the lake. It functions as a center for tourist water sports but also as a center for the establishment of further offers in the area, such as gastronomy, camping, or accommodation. The project also serves as a lighthouse project for the development of Lake Berzdorf. The harbor has been operated by KommWohnen GmbH since April 2018.

The harbor has more than 100 water and land berths for boats. If necessary, additional space can be created. There’s a slipway with two lanes and the option of using a mobile crane. Sailing, rowing and pedal boats of all sizes can therefore be found in the harbor of Görlitz. Motorized boats are prohibited on the Berzdorf Lake until further notice.

The modern harbor building with a café and kiosk not only offers a nice destination for excursions, but also has sanitary facilities with showers and around fifty parking spaces for sailors. The Hafencafé is open daily from April to October during the summer season. Civil weddings have been possible there since 2019. The building also offers space for two small shops.

Above the harbor area there’s a specially allocated area for caravans and mobile homes on the unpaved parking lot. After registering in the café, these spaces, as well as the sanitary rooms in the building can be used.

Preparations and discussions are currently underway for the construction of holiday homes on the peninsula and on the southern edge of the harbor basin for a wide range of tourist offers.



Photo: KommWohnen

Ina Lachmann and Henry Hedrich in front of the "Insel der Sinne", Photo: Paul Glaser

First Hotel on the Lake: Insel der Sinne

With “Insel der Sinne” (island of the senses), the investor couple Ina Lachmann and Henry Hedrich have realized their personal pet project on the peninsula of the lake: a four-star wellness hotel with forty-six rooms and suites, including a restaurant on a spacious lake terrace with a panoramic view. After several years of planning and construction, the restaurant was opened in May 2018 and the hotel in July 2018 – the offer has been very well received since then.

“Our dream of creating a beautiful place by the water to relax and unwind was fulfilled with the opening of the first hotel on Lake Berzdorf,” says Ina Lachmann.

All of the hotel’s rooms and suites capture nature through wide glass fronts. The rooms on the ground floor even have direct access to the lake via a staircase. “In the first construction phase, a seminar room for up to sixty conference participants, a yoga and treatment room as well as a library and fireplace room were also created. The parking lot and small details in the outdoor area are currently being completed and made ‘pretty’,” explains Henry Hedrich. At a later point in time, a 1,000 square meter public wellness area and sixteen holiday homes will be added during the second construction phase.

Most rooms and the hotel’s own spa area with lake view sauna, panoramic relaxation room and steam bath are reserved for hotel guests. The hotel’s own restaurant with a spacious lake terrace directly above the water is open to all guests. A creative, seasonal cuisine with regional products and fine wines awaits you here.


Romance and Pleasure: Gut am See

The Gut am See is located on the 800-year-old-palace complex of the former Tauchritz manor.

The farm and farm buildings have been privately owned since 2013. After the renovation of the listed ensemble, there are now two restaurants, a four-star hotel with forty-eight rooms, five conference rooms, a bar/pub called “Schwarzes Schaf” and outdoor catering with a total of 250 seats in the courtyard of the property. The menu offers a selection of Mediterranean dishes as well as traditional dishes reinterpreted – perfect for family celebrations, company events and wedding parties on the most beautiful day of your life. Visitors can look forward to homemade cakes and loving service. The Gut am See has developed over the years into one of the most popular excursion destinations on the lake.


Photo: Gut am See

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